This protocol is intended to be a general guideline. The physician staff may advance, delay, or alter this protocol based on individual patient status. If so, this should be done by direct communication with the therapist, or in writing on the therapy referral form provided to the patient or therapist. 

This protocol should be modified for any pre-existing post-op shoulder ROM/strength restrictions where applicable and incorporate functional milestones for individual patient goals.

Week 1: Patient to be seen the day after the manipulation and daily for the first 5 days following procedure (including Saturday if this falls over a weekend).

  • Patient may use cryotherapy several times a day for pain and inflammation control
  • Emphasize HEP compliance focusing on ROM and adequate use of pain medication and other modalities to control pain
  • Focus on regaining full PROM as soon as possible with aggressive PROM, manual therapy, and joint mo