What is a shoulder arthroplasty? Reverse shoulder arthroplasty shifts the rotational center of the shoulder joint caudally and medially to restore shoulder function in a rotator cuff deficient shoulder. A lack of exercise in elderly patients may be one reason for this loss in function after the surgical approach.  Successful outcome of total shoulder arthroplasty depends on a well-designed and a well-executed physical therapy program. For maximal benefit, the program is usually initiated immediately after surgery and follows a logical pattern of joint mobilization followed by therapeutic exercises.

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After surgery Do’s and Don’ts:

  • Do: Follow Instructions, Watch for infection, Cough carefully, Sanitize, Home modification checklist. 
  • Don't: Skip appointment, drive to soon, heavy lifting, smoking, overuse of pain meds, sports to early.


Some of the things to consider post-surgical:

  • Cryotherapy or Thermotherapy
  • Passive Range of Motion 
  • Therapeutic exercises 
  • Manual Therapy
  • E-Stim, Laser and US 



Sources: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00402-018-3015-9