June 18, 2015: Total shoulder replacements aren’t nearly as common as knee and hip replacements, but they can be an effective treatment option for patients dealing with osteoarthritis, among other conditions, when more conservative treatments fail.
In this episode we’ll talk with a physical therapist about what physical therapy before and after total shoulder replacement looks like. And we will also talk to one of her patients, who suffered through shoulder pain for so long that surgery became his only option. They both also address universal themes such as, what it takes to be a good physical therapy patient and the importance of addressing movement dysfunctions early on, before surgery becomes necessary.
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