Physical Therapy For Shoulder Injuries

Physical Therapy For Shoulder Injuries
Physical Therapy For Shoulder Injuries

Heal From Your Shoulder Injury

After a shoulder injury, a physical therapy program will help you return to daily activities and enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle. The key to the success of physical therapy is that one of our physical therapists will design a specific program for you that guides your shoulder through it’s recovery process. By gently ushering the healing process in the right direction, the risks of long-term immobility and symptoms greatly decrease. Our goal at Cross Bay Physical Therapy is to bring you back to full health so you can enjoy the activities that you love pain-free.

Your physical therapy sessions will always be under the direct supervision of one of our physical therapists ensuring that the program is safe and effective for you. An exercise and stretching program is necessary to rehabilitate a shoulder injury and our physical therapists will show you what exercises to do and how to perform the correctly so that you don’t injure yourself. Make sure to have a physical therapist show you how to do an exercise before trying it on your own either out our facility or at home.

Strengthening exercises will keep your shoulder stable and keeping your shoulder muscles strong will relieve shoulder pain and prevent a further injury from occurring. Stretching helps your shoulder restore it’s much needed range of motion. It will relieve muscle soreness and keep your muscles flexible and long.

Normally, a shoulder conditioning lasts around 4 to 6 weeks unless specified otherwise by your doctors.

Examples Of Shoulder Exercises:

  • Pendulum - This exercises works your deltoids and is done during each session.
    • Lean forward and place your arm on a table allowing the other arm to hang freely by your side.
    • Next, swing your arm forward and backward gently. Repeat this exercise moving your arm side to side and then repeat it again in a circular motion.
    • Repeat this sequence for your other arm.
  • Crossover Arm Stretch - This exercise stretches your posterior deltoid and you should feel the stretch at the back of your shoulder. Do 4 repetitions for each side.
    1. Relax your shoulder and gently pull one of your arms across your chest as far as possible, while holding the upper arm.
    2. You should hold this stretch for 30 seconds and afterwards, let your arm rest for 30 seconds.
    3. Now you can repeat this stretch with your other arm.

Physical Therapy is a key element that will help your shoulder heal. Trying to heal your shoulder alone can be dangerous and the allowing a professional assist you with the healing process will ensure success.

Call (718) 835-0084 and schedule your appointment.