Rotator cuff injuries are a common issue that can cause severe pain, weakness, and limited mobility in the shoulder. In severe cases where the rotator cuff tendon has been torn, surgery may be necessary to repair the damage. But the road to recovery doesn’t end there. Physical therapy after rotator cuff surgery plays a crucial role in restoring strength, flexibility, and range of motion to the shoulder joint. In this blog post, we will discuss the importance of physical therapy after rotator cuff surgery and how POSMC can help you on the road to recovery.
- Understanding Physical Therapy after Rotator Cuff Surgery
Physical therapy after rotator cuff surgery aims to help patients recover from their injury by restoring strength, mobility, and function to the shoulder joint. The physical therapist will develop an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs, which usually includes a combination of exercises, stretches, and massage techniques to help you regain motion in your shoulder.
- Goals of Physical Therapy after Rotator Cuff Surgery
The goals of physical therapy after rotator cuff surgery are to reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation in the shoulder joint, re-establish proper shoulder mechanics, maximize range of motion, restore muscle strength, and improve functional activities. Through your therapy sessions, you will gradually regain control and strength of your shoulder, recovering your ability to perform daily activities and participate in sports and recreational activities.
- What to Expect During Physical Therapy
Your therapist will start with gentle range of motion exercises and gradually increase the level of difficulty as you progress. Some of the exercises you may do include pendulum movements, shoulder shrugs, and wall walks. You will also learn how to perform stretching exercises for your rotator cuff muscles, upper back, and chest to enhance shoulder mechanics.
- Benefits of Working with POSMC
At POSMC, our team of experienced physical therapists will provide a personalized and comprehensive rehabilitation plan to help you achieve your goals and get back to your daily activities. We will work closely with your surgeon to ensure your rehabilitation process is tailored to your surgery and recovery timeline. Our therapists use advanced equipment and manual techniques aimed at promoting success in your rehabilitation program. Our team will also offer continuous support and coaching to keep you motivated and on track towards a full recovery.
- Getting Started with Physical Therapy at POSMC
If you are experiencing shoulder pain or suspect you may have a rotator cuff injury, it’s essential to seek the advice of an experienced medical professional. At POSMC, our team of orthopedic specialists can assess your injury and recommend the appropriate course of treatment, including surgery if necessary. Once you’ve had surgery, our team of physical therapists will work with you to restore range of motion and rebuild muscle strength.
Physical therapy after rotator cuff surgery is essential in your journey towards a full recovery. Our team of experienced physical therapists at POSMC provides a comprehensive rehabilitation program tailored for each patient. With the right care and dedication, you can recover from your injury, regain strength and mobility to get back to your daily life. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!
Richardson Therapy Center
Contact Us Directly: 972-250-5690
2040 E. Pres. George Bush Hwy Suite. 100
Richardson, TX 75082
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.