Shoulder Rehabilitation Therapy

Best Shoulder Rehabilitation Therapy In Madinaguda, Hyderabad

Most shoulder problems do not need surgery and can be treated and managed with good rehabilitation, under the guidance of a qualified therapist. In this section and throughout the website there are pages to help you with useful information, research and methods for managing shoulder pain and disability without surgery.

Aquatic Therapy/Hydrotherapy:
  1. Aquatic Therapy (sometimes called hydrotherapy) is a method of rehabilitation which focuses on exercises performed in a warm pool of 34oC. The water’s properties can be used to alter the way you exercise, and can be graded to vary exercise intensity from completely passive to highly resisted. The water’s natural properties include:
  2. Buoyancy
  3. Being opposite to gravity this is a unique environment to exercise in, it can be used to unload joints, or even your whole body providing greater pain relief and increased freedom of movement. It can also be used to create resistance, and mobilise stiff joints.
  4. Drag
  5. This the property of resistance created by moving a body through water. Variation in speed and direction can be used to strength muscles, facilitate movements or to mobilise joints.
  6. Turbulence
  7. This is the property of water disturbance which can be used to retrain balance and stability.
  8. Hydrostatic pressure
  9. This promotes circulation and reduces swelling.
  10. Warmth

Benefits of Aquatic Therapy:
Aquatic therapy can be useful in treating a wide variety of conditions including soft tissue injury, bone injury, arthritis, neurological conditions and post –surgery or joint replacement. Aquatic therapy is appropriate for people of any age.

The benefits of aquatic therapy include: 

  1. Pain relief
  2. Reduction in muscle spasm
  3. Increased joint range of movement
  4. Muscle strengthening
  5. Improved circulation
  6. Retraining of balance and co-ordination
Pilates and Shoulder Rehabilitation:
Pilates is named after its creator Joseph Pilates (1883-1967), who devised a set of exercises based around what we now call core stability. He claimed that practiced regularly and correctly, these exercises would balance the body and the mind. His style of exercise owes much to many other popular activities, particularly ballet, although he also incorporated elements from boxing, swimming and gymnastics.

Pilates and its role in Shoulder Rehabilitation:
Whilst patients are working through their specific rehabilitative shoulder exercises, as recommended by their surgeon and physiotherapist, Pilates can be of enormous benefit.  It will improve and maintain core stability in both the pelvis and lower back, as well as in the thoracic spine and shoulder girdle.
The Pilates principles of Correct Alignment, Body Awareness, Lateral Breathing and Neutral Spine can be applied to any prescribed exercises, to improve the quality of the exercise themselves.
Pilates will increase joint support, through improved strength in the core muscles of a joint. It will also improve normal movement patterns and correct poor muscle recruitment. This is the order in which muscles are switched on to perform a particular movement. Injury and illness often lead to the correct muscle recruitment patterns being lost.
Choosing A Pilates Teacher:
When looking for a Pilates instructor, particularly if an individual is wishing to recover from an injury, a teacher who is also a Chartered Physiotherapist would be best to approach. The Physiotherapy background coupled with the understanding of Pilates exercises, will enable a teacher to tailor the exercises to the precise needs of the individual.

Post-op Exercises:

For discharge from hospital after shoulder surgery, prior to seeing your own therapist and starting your specific rehab programme.

Rehab Protocols:
These protocols are a guide to the post-operative rehabilitation. Individual surgeons and therapists will differ. These are simply proven programmes we have used, based on our experience, training and surgical techniques. These protocols are not our ‘accelerated rehab protocols’, which need close therapist supervision and may not be applicable to all practices and patients.

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