Physio Edge podcast

Patients may develop stiffness following rotator cuff repair or other shoulder surgery, particularly with longer periods of immobilisation. On the other hand, some patients may fail rehab without sufficient immobilisation. How can you identify which patients are likely to develop stiffness and will benefit from early mobilisation? Find out in this podcast with Jo Gibson (Clinical Physiotherapy Specialist), and discover:

  • Which patients are likely to benefit from rotator cuff or other surgical repair.
  • How to plan post-op surgical rehab.
  • Whether patients should have a period of immobilisation or not.
  • How to predict patients that are likely to develop post-op shoulder stiffness.
  • Metabolic, genetic, age-related and psychosocial factors that influence development of stiffness.
  • Pre-operative and surgical factors that influence development of stiffness.
  • How to reduce the likelihood of stiffness developing.
  • Comparison between early post-op shoulder mobilisation and six weeks in a sling.
  • Patients more likely to fail a RC repair, who may need more of a conservative approach to early mobilisation.
  • How to explain mobilisation vs immobilisation to patients.
  • Short and long term outcomes when patients develop stiffness.
  • Frozen shoulder
    • If and when corticosteroid injections are helpful.
    • The role of P. acnes in development of frozen shoulder.

Free video series “Frozen shoulder assessment & treatment” with Jo Gibson

Shoulder: Steps to Success online course with Jo Gibson

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