Therapy Protocols

Tennis Elbow Protocol

Exercises: 1) Wrist extension, 2) Wrist flexion, 3) Pronation, 4) Supination, 5) Finger extension, 6) Ball squeeze… more

Rotator Cuff Exercise Protocol

Heat if needed before strengthening. No other modalities necessary. **Please do not use the UBE (upper extremity bicycle). Use an isotube for all rotator cuff exercises. Start with one set of 10-12 repetitions of each exercise per day. Young athletes may do up… more

Rotator Cuff Repair Post-Operative Protocol

Abduction pillow x6 weeks, unless exercising or showering. No active shoulder ROM for 6 weeks. **No UBE. Early Scapulothoracic Isometric Strengthening is OK. First 2 Weeks: Keep the shoulder immobilized. May use keyboards, computers and use the arm for eating with the elb… more

ARCD Post-Operative Protocol

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Debridement (ARCD) Post-Operative Protocol Early motion without restrictions. Strengthen Rotator Cuff and Scapulothoracic Muscles when comfortable (usually starts at 2 weeks). No formal activity restrictions. Let pain be your guide and take it slow… more