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Subacromial Decompression is an arthroscopic procedure designed to release the tight ligament of the coracoacromial arch and to shave away some of the under surface of the acromion. This raises the roof of the shoulder, allowing more room for the rotator cuff tendons to move underneath.

Physical Therapy: Usually following a physician protocol to provide the clinician with a guideline of the post-operative rehabilitation course of a patient that has undergone a subacromial decompression.


Arthroscopic shoulder surgery, also known as acromioplasty, is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that is performed to relieve pain associated with friction around the acromion bone in the shoulder.

Physical Therapy: Graduated activity and exercise program to increase muscle strength and motion. You will begin simple exercises the day of surgery. Your physical therapy will begin 3-4 days after surgery. The physical therapist will guide you in your shoulder rehabilitation program. It is very important for you to start therapy when recommended.


Total shoulder replacement, also known as total shoulder arthroplasty, is the removal of portions of the shoulder joint, which are replaced with artificial implants to reduce pain and restore range of rotation and mobility. It is very successful for treating the severe pain and stiffness caused by end-stage arthritis.

Physical Therapy: Many different factors influence the post-operative rehabilitation outcome, including surgical approach, concomitant repair of the rotator cuff, arthroplasty secondary to fracture, arthroplasty secondary to rheumatoid arthritis or osteonecrosis, and individual patient factors including co-morbidities. It is recommended that patients meet all rehabilitation criteria in order to progress to the next phase and clinicians collaborate closely with the referring physician throughout the rehabilitation process.


Swelling of the tissues (tendons) connecting the muscles and bones in the shoulder. Overuse and injury are common causes of rotator cuff tendinitis. Symptoms include pain that's often described as a dull ache, and stiffness around the shoulder joint. Rest, ice, and pain relievers can help. Physical therapy and steroid injections may be necessary.

Physical Therapy: It is important to get proper treatment for tendinitis as soon as it occurs. A degenerated tendon that is not treated can begin to tear causing a more serious condition. Physical therapy can be very successful in treating rotator cuff tendinitis, tendinosis, and shoulder impingement syndrome. You will work with your physical therapist to devise a treatment plan that is specific to your condition and goals.


Biceps tendinitis is an inflammation or irritation of the upper biceps tendon. Also called the long head of the biceps tendon, this strong, cord-like structure connects the biceps muscle to the bone in the shoulder socket. Pain in the front of the shoulder and weakness are common symptoms of biceps tendinitis. They can often be relieved with rest and medication. In severe cases, you may need surgery to repair the tendon.

Physical Therapy: Once biceps tendinitis has been diagnosed, your physical therapist will work with you to develop an individualized plan tailored to your specific shoulder condition and your goals. There are many physical therapy treatments that have been shown to be very effective in treating this condition such as range of motion, strength, manual therapy, pain management and functional training.



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