his protocol is intended to be a general outline only. The physician reserves the right to either advance or delay this protocol as deemed necessary. If so, this should be done by direct communication with the therapist, or in writing on the therapy referral form given to the patient on the day of surgery.


0-4 Weeks Post-Op: Patient to be seen 2-3x/week


  • No isolated biceps activation
  • Use of Ultrasling 4 weeks
  • No use of operative arm for lifting, pushing or pulling of objects
  • Keep incisions clean and dry until told by physician to get wet
  • No massage directly over operative area
  • Ice several times/day for control of pain and inflammation


Decrease pain, protect repair.  Achieve gradual PROM – prohibit elbow hyperextension or overstretching.  Promote scapular mobility


At Week 1: <