Exercises Following Shoulder Surgery



It is important to have a regular exercise routine following shoulder (or arm) surgery. These will restore normal motion and flexibility and allow a return to work and normal activities. A physical therapist or orthopedic surgeon will probably recommend an exercise program consisting of 15 minutes several times per day.
 Here are some of the routines that can be followed: (For particular details on the specific exercise search for it by name or speak to your professional). Pendulum, Circular, Shoulder Flexion (Assistive), Supported Shoulder Rotation, Walk Up Exercise (Active), Shoulder Internal Rotation (Active), Shoulder Flexion (Active), Shoulder Abduction (Active), Shoulder Extension (Isometric), Shoulder External Rotation (Isometric), Shoulder Internal Rotation (Isometric), Shoulder Internal Rotation, Shoulder External Rotation, Shoulder Adduction (Isometric), Shoulder Abduction (Isometric).
 In addition to the above the patient can also avail himself of state of the art physical therapy products such as the TUTOR system. Specifically the ARMTUTOR. The ARMTUTOR™ has been developed to allow for functional rehabilitation of the upper extremity including the shoulder, elbow and wrist. The system consists of an ergonomic  arm brace together with dedicated rehabilitation software. The ARMTUTOR™ allows the physical and occupational therapist to report on and evaluate the patient’s functional rehabilitation progress.  Intensive repetition of movement is achieved through  challenging games set to the patient’s  ability. The system provides detailed exercise performance instructions and precise feedback on the patient’s efforts. Controlled exercise of multijoints within the normal movement pattern prevents the development of undesired and compensatory joint movement and ensures better performance of functional tasks. Telerehabilitation allows the recovering patient to continue his physical therapy at home. The system (which also includes the HANDTUTOR, LEGTUTOR and 3DTUTOR) is used by many leading rehabilitation centers worldwide and has full FDA and CE certification. See WWW.MEDITOUCH.CO.IL for more information.



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