Post Shoulder Surgery


Rehabilitation following shoulder surgery (Weaver-Dunn Procedure).


A horse riding accident left Christopher with a dislocated acromioclavicular joint, which required reconstructive shoulder surgery. Following his operation, he was told to rest for six weeks and full recovery would take anywhere between 12 and 16 weeks. With the need to return to work sooner, Christopher took a proactive approach towards his rehabilitation.

  •  Hands-on physiotherapy: 15 mins
  •  Underwater treadmill: 30 mins
  •  Cryotherapy: 15 mins

Ten days after his operation, Christopher came to H2O Physio for treatment. The first two sessions focused on reducing swelling, inflammation and pain with cold and compression therapy.

Moving to the underwater treadmill, Christopher started walking at a slow pace with the water-level high, which increased the buoyancy and fully supported his shoulder. The walking motion gently exercised his shoulder and allowed only moderate movement.

Part of Christopher’s treatment included sessions in the wellness pool as exercises in the 38ºC water assisted with the internal and external rotation of the shoulder and active range of movement.

After three sessions, Christopher could remove his sling and after his seventh session he reported that he felt 80% better. He was fully recovered after just eight sessions.

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Optispine uses the latest and most advanced physiotherapy techniques and equipment, specifically designed to help people with back and joint problems.

Treatment starts with accurate diagnosis of the problem, followed by effective hands-on therapy to reduce pain and restore function as quickly as possible.

Alongside this, we are able to offer rehabilitation plans for a more long-term solution, including advanced hydrotherapy using underwater treadmills and a specialist 7-step programme.

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Foley House
Heath Mill Road

t. 01902 898256

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