Immobilization: Sling for comfort while out and about. May begin activities of daily living below shoulder in 5 – 7 days.
Passive and Active ROM: First three weeks – forward flexion and abduction to 45 degrees, external rotation to 0 degrees.
Week 3 – 6: Forward flexion and abduction to 90 degrees, external rotation to 30 degrees.
Active ROM: No limits at 6 weeks.
Full ROM: Strive to achieve by 3 months (60 ER, 160 FF)
Isometrics: May begin immediately as tolerated.
Theraband: May begin at 4 weeks, within restricted ROM.
Weight Press: May gently begin slow progression at 8 weeks, if motion okay.
Unrestricted Weight Lifting: 12 weeks.
Golf: 4 months.
Tennis: 4 – 6 months.
Throw: Gentle motion at about 6 months, earlier if ready.
Pitching: Begin at 8 – 12 months, earlier if ready.