For frozen shoulder, at your first visit to physical therapy, you will undergo a full evaluation to assess your shoulder range of motion and strength. Your therapist will create a program of therapeutic exercises and stretching to address any areas of deficit.
A normal physical therapy session for frozen shoulder may look like the following:
- 10’ moist heat pack application for shoulder joint and musculature warm up
- Shoulder, elbow, and wrist sustained stretching for mobility.
- Therapeutic exercises designed to strengthen postural muscles and muscles of the shoulder, arm, wrist, and hand.
- Soft tissue mobilization to shoulder, as well as any other upper extremity musculature that has become tight and overactive.
- Passive range of motion performed by therapist to increase and maintain mobility.
- Electrical stimulation (similar to TENS) with an ice pack to help with pain relief and manage inflammation.
Disclaimer: The information in this blog is intended to be informational only, and is not intended to be used in lieu of medical care. Consult a doctor or a physical therapist before attempting treatment on your own.
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