What to do after a Total Shoulder Replacement

Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery – Home Exercise Program (0 to 6 weeks post-op)

A home exercise program, or HEP, is a list of exercises your therapist will assign for you to do on your own at home. Think of your healing process as an interstate, and you’re driving a car from point A (the day of your initial evaluation) to point B (fully healed).

Physical Therapy for Shoulder Replacements

Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery – in clinic modalities (0 to 6 weeks post-op)

After shoulder replacement surgery, it is very important to let your shoulder heal in the first six weeks. Most protocols call for passive motion only, meaning your shoulder muscles are not supposed to be used to move your arm.

Sheree’s Total Shoulder Replacement

“Best Program around”

Sheree Hester was very anxious about her first visit for physical therapy after shoulder replacement. Sheree works in healthcare and over the years due to heavy lifting and pulling, she was in need of shoulder replacement.

Ms. Hester’s plan of care started with pain control and maintaining the motion at her wrist and elbow.

Total Shoulder Replacement

 

Total shoulder replacement (TSR) is an option for persons who have severe arthritis of the shoulder joint. Severe shoulder arthritis is often painful, and can cause restriction of shoulder motion and reduces the ability to perform normal activities of daily living.  Arthritis causes the normal smooth cartilage lining of the joint to erode and the protective layer between the bones is removed.  

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