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Shoulder Reconstruction, Physical Therapy, Teen

Educational script going over physical therapy that will be needed after a shoulder reconstruction. Teen audience.

April 7, 2021
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Shoulder Reconstruction: Physical Therapy and Exercises, Teen


Script number

OT123


Estimated Time

1 minute 45 seconds


Introduction


Segment: OT123-1


Voiceover


After surgery, you will start physical therapy. It can help you recover. During the first six weeks, you will work on your range of motion. After that, you will start work on increasing strength. This video will go over some of what you might do.


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Teen working with physical therapist.


Gripping Exercise


Segment: OT123-2


Voiceover


You can do these exercises during the first six weeks after your surgery.

First is the gripping exercise. You will need a sponge or a soft ball. Hold it in your hand. Squeeze and release. Do this thirty times. Repeat three times a day.


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Teen doing gripping exercise.


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Gripping Exercise


Elbow Range of Motion Exercise


Segment: OT123-3


Voiceover


Next is an elbow range of motion exercise. Take off your sling. Keep your arm at your side. Straighten your elbow. Bend it. Do this ten times. Repeat three times a day.


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Teen doing elbow range of motion exercise.


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Elbow Range of Motion Exercise


Pendulum Exercise


Segment: OT123-4


Voiceover


Finally, we will go over the pendulum exercise. Only do this if your surgeon says it is okay. Lean forward. Let your arm dangle. Move it in circles. Go clockwise. Then, go counterclockwise. Next, move it side to side. Finally, move it forward and back. Start by doing this five times in each direction. As you feel stronger, add repetitions. Slowly work your way up to thirty times in each direction. 

Repeat three times a day.


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Teen doing pendulum exercise.


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Pendulum Exercise


Conclusion/summary


Segment: OT123-5


Voiceover


Healing takes time. You will likely be able to go back to school or work within a week after your surgery. A full recovery will take longer. It can take six to nine months before you can return to your normal athletic activities.


The exercises in this video are some examples. Your therapist may give you more to do. Listen to them. Do not push. You do not want to reinjure yourself. If you feel pain, stop. Work hard, but be careful. That is the fastest path to recovery.


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Teen working with physical therapist.

Teen recovered, playing sports with friends.