OAM has created these physical therapy exercise videos to help our patients strengthen their affected joint and avoid surgery, or recover after joint surgery. Your physician will tell you which video to watch and which exercises you are ready to do. You'll need to sign in before viewing each video. If you have questions about which exercises to perform or how to do any exercise correctly, please contact our office.
Exercises are shown to help strengthen your shoulder: straight arm pull away; straight arm pull behind; 90 degree turn. Please STOP this exercise program following surgery.
Information about wearing a shoulder sling: how to put it on; take it off; when to wear the sling during the weeks following your shoulder surgery.
Information and exercises for the first couple weeks after your shoulder surgery. Includes: wearing a shoulder sling; the pendulum; the handshake; double arm overhead; the elbow hand stretch.
Exercises to be done in weeks 3-6 after your shoulder surgery. Includes: pulleys; butterfly; palms up please; ski jumper; neck stretch; mid row; triceps hammer down.
Exercises to be done in weeks 7-12 after your shoulder surgery. Includes: high row; biceps curl; 90 degree turn.
Instructions on how to use the Polar Care Cube cold therapy unit to ice your shoulder.