Recovery time for shoulder surgery usually takes a minimum of 6 weeks, and can take as long as a year, depending on the type of shoulder surgery you received. Proper care of the shoulder joint and your body as a whole is critical to achieving a full recovery and regaining full range of motion.
Properly exercising your shoulder after a surgical procedure will help you regain full joint function. Your physical therapist will prescribe a list of rehab exercises as part of your treatment plan. It’s important that you follow the directions closely and listen to the feedback your body is giving you.
While every person will have their own unique treatment plan, these are a few exercises that are commonly prescribed for post shoulder surgery rehabilitation.