Rotator Cuff ExercisesLetting injuries heal often means inactivity. Most injuries must heal completely before returning to a work-out routine, compete in a game, or resume normal use. So how can you stay in shape during injury recovery? Hydrotherapy treatments using hydrocare's SwimEX pool keep you conditioned so you're ready to play as soon as you're healed.
Shoulder dislocation is a common injury, for athletes and active individuals. Water's buoyancy creates a non-weight bearing environment to exercise with less stress on joints and muscles. In addition, hydrostatic pressure supports muscles during exercise.
This rotator cuff treatment plan includes a step-by-step hydrotherapy progression with exercises from initial evaluation through 26 weeks post-op. Exercises include pendulums, walkaways, scapular retraction, and more. The goal is to use the benefits of aquatic therapy to heal, stay conditioned, and then transition to land-based treatments.
For more information and other exercise ideas, SwimEx (a world leader in hydrotherapy pools, swim spas and plunge pools) has a hydrotherapy resource center loaded with tips and exercises.