Moving Forward With Your Treatment- Shoulder

September 19th, 2018
rotator cuff

Here are 3 very important things to keep in mind to speed up your recovery:

  1. Minimize irritating your shoulder by moving the arm only in a painfree range.    Avoid movements that hurt.  Early on, only actively moving your arm in front of you and don’t actively raise it above your shoulder.  Don’t actively reach out to the side or behind you as this increases the chance of irritating the shoulder.  Don’t sleep on the involved shoulder and put a small pillow under your upper arm if lying on your noninvolved side or back.
  2. Sit and Stand with good posture.  Keep your chest up and out and shoulder blades pulled down and back toward your spine.  This will open up the shoulder space to minimize impingement.
  3. Be compliant with your treatment.  Adhere to the recommended frequency and duration by     your therapist and doctor to maximize your outcome!  Perform your home exercise program as prescribed by your therapist and try to adopt better postural positions and lifting techniques to minimize this condition from returning.

Should have any concerns or questions during your time with us, please do not hesitate to talk to your therapist, or reach out to the office manager or director, so we can ensure your completely satisfied with your experience and the care you receive.


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