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This procedure typically involves an arthroscopic release of the restricted capsule followed by precise stretching to restore range of movement.
From 0-6 weeks:
Postural control and scapulo-thoracic setting.
Active assisted external rotation.
Active assisted elevation in supine as comfort allows
Increase range of movement as soon as tolerated through passive and active assisted movement.
Active assisted exercises progressing to active exercises – utilise short lever, supine and closed kinetic chain exercises if appropriate.
From 6 weeks:
Progress to open chain long lever – remembering function.
Isometric exercises in variable starting positions progressing to resisted through range strengthening.
Continue to progress through graduated strengthening while maintaining range and quality of movement.
Driving: See general principles of rehabilitation
Swimming: 6-8 weeks
Golf: 8-10 weeks
Light work/gardening: 6-8 weeks
Heavy manual work/gardening: 10-12 weeks