Shoulder surgery can bevery difficult surgery to recover from. This joint takes a long time to recover fully and it is vitally important that you follow EXACTLY what your surgeon instructs you to do. We have seen cases where patients didn’t follow doctor orders and invariably the rehabilitation is more long and more difficult. So be very careful to find out if you have restrictions, what the restrictions are, and to follow those restrictions religiously. Come to therapy when your doctor tells you and we will help regain the full function of your shoulder.
Many times your surgeon will give you “Pendulum” exercises to complete at home after a surgery (a rotator cuff repair, for example). This is an effective exercise to complete IF you do it right.