dislocation and rotator cuff healing and exercise plan

Rotator Cuff Healing and Permissible Movements for a 61-year-old Male

Overview of Rotator Cuff Healing

Initial Phase: Immobilization and Rest

Permissible Movements

Weeks 1-3

Weeks 4-6

Weeks 7-9

Weeks 10-12

Activities to Avoid During Recovery

Tips to Aid in Speeding up Recovery

Shoulder Rehabilitation Program

Weeks 1-3: Initial Recovery

Gentle movements and muscle tone maintenance.

Gentle Pendulum Exercises

Mobilize shoulder joint without active muscle use.

Isometric Exercises

Maintain muscle tone, no joint movement.

Weeks 4-6: Increasing Mobility

Introduction to supported range of motion.

Passive Range of Motion

Exercises to increase shoulder flexibility.

Active-Assistive Exercises

Minimal effort shoulder movements.

Weeks 7-9: Active Motion

Shoulder starts to work independently.

Active Range of Motion Exercises

Move shoulder without external assistance.

Light Resistance Exercises

Use bands or light weights for muscle engagement.

Weeks 10-12: Strengthening

Targeted muscle reinforcement for recovery.

Controlled Strengthening Exercises

Focus on rotator cuff and shoulder girdle.

Functional Exercises

Replicate common daily activities for function.