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Shoulder Arthroscopic Capsular Release Rehabilitation

Phase two: 3 to 6 weeks after surgery
 
Goals:
1.  Improve range of motion of the shoulder
2.  Begin gentle strengthening
 
Activities
1.  Sling
Your sling is no longer necessary unless the doctor instructs you to continue using it (use it for comfort only).
2.  Use of the operated arm
You can move your arm for normal daily activities without restriction, unless your doctor gives you other instructions.  Avoid lifting heavy objects and avoid forceful use of the arm
3.  Bathing and showering
There are no restrictions unless Dr. Gill gives you other instructions.
 
Exercise Program
ICE
Days per week:  7
Times per day :  4-5          As necessary                 15-20 minutes
 
STRETCHING / ACTIVE MOTION
Days per week:  7
Times per day :  3-4

 

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