Rehab Protocols

Explore our comprehensive rehab protocols page, designed to guide patients through effective recovery strategies post-surgery or injury. Our protocols, tailored for conditions like rotator cuff repair, capsular release, shoulder stabilisation, acromioplasty and more; focus on gradual strength and mobility restoration. Each program is structured into phases, ensuring a safe and steady recovery process. For additional information about orthopaedic rehab protocols, please contact George Murrell Shoulders clinic, located in Sydney.

ROTATOR CUFF REPAIR

The physiotherapy protocol for arthroscopic rotator cuff repair consists of progression through 3 phases of exercises over 4 – 6 months after surgery.

ROTATOR CUFF REPAIR AND CAPSULAR RELEASE

The physiotherapy protocol for arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and capsular release consists of progression through 3 phases of exercises over 4 – 6 months after surgery.

ACROMIOPLASTY

The physiotherapy protocol for acromioplasty is a progressive rehab program in which all 3 phases of exercises are introduced over 14 days.

CAPSULAR RELEASE

The physiotherapy protocol for capsular release is a rapid aggressive rehab program that consists of an accelerated progression through all 3 phases of exercises over 7 days.

STABILISATION (INCLUDING MDI)

The physiotherapy protocol for arthroscopic shoulder stabilisation consists of progression through 3 phases of exercises over 4 – 6 months after surgery.

TOTAL SHOULDER REPLACEMENT

The physiotherapy protocol for shoulder replacement, including reverse total shoulder, consists of progression through 3 phases of exercises over 4 – 6 months after surgery.

IMPINGEMENT REHABILITATION

The non operative treatment of impingement is a subacromial corticosteroid injection followed by a specialized rehabilitation program of exercises that aims at strengthening the rotator cuff tendons.

AC JOINT EXCISION

The physiotherapy protocol for acromioplasty is a progressive rehab program in which all 3 phases of exercises are introduced over 14 days.

TENNIS ELBOW

The physiotherapy protocol for tennis elbow consists of an active range of motion exercises from 2 weeks – 3 months after surgery.