Immediately Post-OP.: Patient discharged with shoulder immobilizer to be worn at all times for 6 weeks except: bathing, changing shirts, home exercises and P.T. Keep surgical incisions dry at all times for 2 weeks. Begin home exercises right away per your home exercise instruction sheet.
2 Weeks: Begin P.T.: Therapist to begin PASSIVE ROM in ALL planes. Avoid Traction Mobilization of the joint until 12 weeks post-op. Modalities as needed.
4 Weeks: Begin Isometric Strengthening.
6 Weeks: Discontinue the shoulder immobilizer. Begin Isotonic Strengthening.
12 Weeks: Discontinue Physical Therapy. Continue shoulder exercises at home. Gradually resume full activity except contact sports and throwing.
24 Weeks: Contact sports allowed. Return to throwing.