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What type of therapy is needed after Shoulder Surgery?

It’s no secret that shoulder pain limits a person’s ability to participate in activities they enjoy. People may also have a tough time doing basic tasks such as dressing, bathing and even brushing their hair due to the pain.

Regardless of the underlying issue, having shoulder surgery means having to regain strength that was lost due immobility and subsequent repair.

After the operation, you may have a period where you can’t move your shoulder at all and will have to wear a sling. As this period goes on, the muscles in your shoulder can become weakened and the structures become tighter.

In order to improve your range of motion, your doctor will refer you to physical therapy. However, this all depends on the shoulder surgery that was done.

What operations require physical therapy for your shoulder?

Physical therapy is required if you’ve had one or more of these shoulder operations:

  • Rotator Cuff Repair – The rotator cuff has a group of four muscles that are deep within the shoulder and they help control the position of it. Any kind of injury or trauma can cause these muscles to tear. After this operation, physical therapy is necessary to improve the range of motion and increase the strength of the shoulder.
  • Sub Acromial Decompression – For people who have any shoulder impingement symptoms that aren’t improving with physical therapy alone, then this shoulder surgery is going to help. The goal of this surgery is to give the tendons of the rotator cuffs and bursa extra space within the shoulder. Physical therapy isn’t always necessary for this operation, but it’s recommended since it increases the range of motion and strength of the shoulder.
  • Labrum Repair – The labrum is a tiny piece of tissue that wraps around the edge of the shoulder socket. It’s susceptible to tear if the shoulder has been subjected to some kind of trauma such as a sports injury. If the labrum is torn, it can cause your shoulder to become dislocated and unstable. This surgery is done in order to restabilize the shoulder joint. Physical therapy is required to ensure that the arm returns to its normal function.

Did you suffer from a fall and have sharp, throbbing pain in your shoulder? You could have a shoulder ailment. Don’t worry, we at Allen therapy will make sure that you and your shoulder are back to normal in no time! Contact us today!

1223 McDermott Suite 50
Allen, TX 75013
Phone: 972-359-1288
Fax: 972-359-9652
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Contact us to set an Appointment

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COVID-19 Update

Updated May 11, 2020

Plano Orthopedic, in unison with the CDC and other governmental agencies is committed to providing our patients with the highest quality care while supporting social distancing and protective measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  The health and safety of our patients, employees and their families are our highest priority.

Dr. Richard Evanson spoke with Good Morning Texas about Plano Orthopedic’s  mission to continue treating patients in a safe environment during this pandemic. Click here to watch the video!

Office Schedule

Our office is open and operating from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  These are the same hours of operation Plano Orthopedic had prior to the pandemic. Following the Texas Medical Board minimum COVID-19 standards of safe practice,  Plano Orthopedic is requesting all patients wear a mask when visiting with the physicians.

Safety Screenings

Plano Orthopedic will continue to screen patients for potential symptoms of COVID-19 prior to their visit.  For those patients with urgent needs, we are asking you NOT to present yourself in our office if you are feeling unwell, have a fever, cough, shortness of breath or have come in contact with a person who has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Please contact us to reschedule your appointment. We will also be screening all patients upon entry and are asking that patients over age 18 do not bring a visitor with them. Please also wash your hands upon entering and exiting our facility and practice social distancing in the lobby.

Elective Surgeries

In accordance with governmental recommendations, Plano Orthopedic surgeons will continue to perform elective surgical procedures.  Patients with urgent needs, may be scheduled sooner, but only after consultation with their provider. Please anticipate a call from our clinical teams. 

Telehealth Visits

Telehealth visits allow a patient to be cared for by our physicians and providers through video and audio technology.  You will then receive a link that you can utilize from either a computer (with video and audio capability), smart devices, or tablet.

We Appreciate your Cooperation and Understanding

We sincerely appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we work together to protect our patients and staff. We hope you are confident in Plano Orthopedics as we expand our health and safety measures during this time, while continuing to provide care to our patients.

The COVID-19 situation is fluid and we will be updating this page as the situation continues to evolve.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 972-250-5700

 

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