Reoccurring Dislocations

Date 2007/5/2 15:20:00 | Topic: Shoulder

For those patients with reoccurring dislocations or instability, treatment is to modify or avoid the known activities, rehabilitate the shoulder with a physical therapist, and if theses are not successful, consider stabilizing surgical procedures
Possible Treatments
Aerobic/Endurance Exercise
Active Assistive Range of Motion (AAROM)
Cryotherapy or Cold Therapy
Core Strengthening
Electrotherapeutic Modalities
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
Progressive Resistive Exercises (PRE)
Proprioception Exercises
Physical Agents

Possible Treatment Goals
Decrease Risk of Reoccurrence
Improve Fitness
Improve Function
Optimize Joint Alignment
Improve Muscle Strength and Power
Increase Oxygen to Tissues
Improve Proprioception
Self-care of Symptoms
Improve Safety
Improve Tolerance for Prolonged Activities

This article comes from Chicago Rehabilitation Services, Inc. - Physical Therapy

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