The rehabilitation plan you employ immediately after shoulder surgery can help reduce pain and accelerate healing. At Reddy-Care Physical & Occupational Therapy in Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk counties, New York, the experienced physical therapists are available to create a shoulder rehabilitation plan that restores function and range of motion. For more information, call Reddy-Care Physical & Occupational Therapy or book an appointment online.
Shoulder rehabilitation is the type of treatment you receive after surgery to improve flexibility and strength. A typical shoulder rehabilitation program consists of targeted exercises and stretches that gradually increase the range of motion and strength in your shoulder to maximize your recovery.
Rehabilitation after a shoulder injury or surgery is crucial for a quick, smooth recovery. These rehabilitation plans are designed to:
Certain stretches and warm-up exercises limit shoulder stiffness and increase the range of motion, improving flexibility and helping prevent reinjury as you heal and recover.
Delayed rehabilitation often leads to muscle weakness in the shoulder, delaying your ability to exercise, work, and perform day-to-day tasks without pain. Early rehabilitation helps you rebuild your strength right away, so you can regain the function of your shoulder sooner.
Your body heals faster following shoulder surgery or an injury when you actively participate in the rehabilitation process. Without flexibility stretches and strengthening exercises, the muscles and joints in your shoulder can stiffen, making them prone to reinjury.
Your Reddy-Care Physical & Occupational Therapy therapist will fully evaluate your condition before creating an individualized rehabilitation program.
The team uses state-of-the-art diagnostics, such as X-rays and range-of-motion tests, to pinpoint the cause of your pain after an injury. This helps the team design a plan that exclusively targets your unique needs, so you can return to your normal activities sooner.
Some of the most common shoulder rehabilitation techniques include:
Manual therapy is a hands-on type of therapy in which your therapist uses techniques to improve flexibility and reduce pain.
Flexibility stretches and strengthening exercises are the most common forms of shoulder rehabilitation to strengthen your muscles after an injury or surgery.
Reddy Care Physical & Occupational Therapy is equipped with the NormaTec® and LightForce™ class IV lasers to effectively heal damaged tissues and relieve shoulder pain.
Ultrasound therapy is a noninvasive treatment that can help stimulate the healing process and repair damaged tissues in the shoulder.
Reddy-Care Physical & Occupational Therapy has a wide range of shoulder rehabilitation treatments to promote a healthy recovery. For more information, call the office or schedule an appointment online.