If you are experiencing rotator cuff pain, more likely than not, your doctor has recommended a combination of rest, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medicines, and/or steroid injections. All of these are common treatments to help alleviate shoulder pain. But, if your injury is too great or these treatments are continually ineffective, rotator cuff surgery may be the recommended course of action.
Preparing for Rotator Cuff Surgery
If your doctor has decided that rotator cuff surgery is right for you, it is wise to prepare in advance. While preparing for rotator cuff surgery, you’ll want to consider discussing rehabilitation with your physical therapist before the operation, as well as what to expect after the surgery is complete. It’s beneficial to connect with a physical therapist you can trust, such as the PTs at Beltway Medical Group, before your procedure, so you can feel more confident and comfortable returning to therapy after surgery. Think of your physical therapist as your partner in this journey to regain your active lifestyle and independence.
Physical Therapy After Rotator Cuff Surgery
Once the surgery is over and you’ve had some time to recover, there’s no doubt that you’ll be looking forward to getting back to normal. Physical therapy after rotator cuff surgery plays an important role in recovery. Your muscles will weaken after your procedure, so the only sure way to strengthen them once again is with a proper treatment plan.
At Beltway Medical Group, your physical therapist will be able to customize a plan specifically for your situation. We will then guide you through the proper exercises in accordance with that plan. Rotator cuff repair is no small thing, and you need to have a plan before your surgery, immediately after, and throughout your rehabilitation. Your physical therapist will play a key role in this, helping you and ensuring you’re doing the proper exercises to get back to your normal range of motion.
Let us be a part of your rotator cuff surgery recovery. Visit our website to learn more about Beltway Medical Group so you can get the rehabilitation services you need.
Have Surgery Planned? Contact Us to Set up Physical Therapy Services for Before and After!
Physical therapy treatment can help you achieve as much strength, stamina, flexibility, and improved range of motion as possible both before and after your surgery. The therapists at Beltway Medical Group are available to help you get prepared for surgery and support you through your recovery. At our physical therapy office in Fairfax, VA, we use a variety of manual therapies and teach you exercises you can do at home.
At Beltway Medical Group, a physical therapist can put together both a pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation plan for an individual preparing for surgery. If you are having a shoulder surgery or any other type of surgery, work with the team at BMG to regain strength following surgery. Let us show you how rehabilitation can help you before and after!