Shoulder Fracture Care and Rehabilitation

Many conditions adversely affect the human body resulting in impairment or disability due to pain, loss of motion, strength, balance, gait and/or function. This result should not be considered inevitable or irreversible. Frequently, it is possible to resolve deficits left behind from injury or illness thru participation in a physical therapy program.

The purpose of Shoulder Rehabilitation following a fracture is to establish normal joint mobility and balance between the forces in the shoulder. An imbalance in shoulder force affects not only the function of the arm and shoulder, but also can lead to micro stress and inflammation of the tissues.

Physical therapists treat the consequences of disease or injury by addressing impairments, functional limitations, and/or disabilities in patients. Some of the more common conditions for which physical therapists examine and provide intervention and treatment include the following:

  • Orthopedic conditions, such as low back and neck pain, headaches, and osteoporosis.
  • Joint and soft-tissue injuries, such as sprains and strains, hand injuries, fractures and dislocations, and pre- and post-surgical conditions.
  • Some Neurological conditions, such as stroke (high-level), neuropathy and peripheral nerve injury.
  • Arthritic conditions, including: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Workplace injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, cumulative trauma, and stress disorders.
  • Sports injuries, such as overuse injuries and trauma in recreational and professional athletes.
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