Accessibility Tools

Physical & Occupational Therapy Protocols

Therapy is not indicated for every surgery or may not be indicated until a particular point in the healing timetable. If physical or occupational therapy is indicated, you will receive a prescription and a protocol after your procedure when you are discharged.  If given a prescription, please start therapy within a week of the surgery.  If you need an extra copy, many of the commonly used protocols are here.  Please ask the team if you have any questions about the restrictions and therapy that is appropriate for your particular surgery. If your therapist has any questions, please don’t hesitate to have them contact Dr. G and the team. 

Remember, the therapist is like a coach: they teach you the exercises and work with you but YOU need to take the responsibility of following through with the home exercise program.

Rehabilitation guidelines for:

AAOS Shoulder Conditioning Program

Anatomic Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

Anterior Labral Repair (hl anterior capsulolabral repair)

Arthroscopic Latarjet

Biceps Tenodesis

Posterior Labral Repair or Capsular Plication

Proximal Humerus Fracture Non-operative Treatment

Proximal Humerus Fracture Surgical Fixation (ORIF)

Remplissage Procedure

Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

Rotator Cuff Repair

SLAP Repair

Disclaimer: All information presented on this website is intended for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of rendering medical advice. The information contained herein is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you are not a patient of Dr. Garrigues then consult your physician for medical advice. If you are a patient of Dr. Garrigues then please refer to the instructions given to you at the time of your procedure as every procedure and every patient has nuanced differences–these are only intended as guidelines.

You will need the Adobe Reader to view and print these documents. Get Adobe Reader