A Message from Dr. Ochoa:
My patients often ask me for instructions on postoperative shoulder exercises. Although the postoperative instructions are helpful, nothing beats visual aids. Understanding your diagnosis can be stressful enough, much less digesting proper technique and timing of exercises. Supervised physical therapy is a vital and necessary part of the recovery process, but it cannot substitute for a daily home exercise routine.
It is my hope that this series of short videos will help explain the proper technique for both passive and active strengthening exercises of the shoulder. This applies to the postoperative shoulder patient as well as to those who are being treated with non-operative self strengthening exercises after being seen in clinic.
This is not meant to be a definitive collection of shoulder exercises, but a safe starting point and reference for patients to use while at home. I hope this will be the first volume in a series of many future editions/revisions as we collect feedback from home users and patients in the future.
Dr. Eloy Ochoa, Jr. is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group. He is fellowship trained in sports medicine and has a special interest in complex shoulder arthroscopy. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Ochoa, please call 210.281.9595 or schedule online.