Research Groups

Shoulder Rehabilitation Guidelines

Standardized, consensus and evidence derived post-operative shoulder rehabilitation guidelines for patients following Arthroscopic Bankart, Arthroscopic/Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repairs and Total Shoulder Arthroplasty have been developed by a multidisciplinary team of physical therapists, orthopedic surgeons and physicians known as SURGE (Shoulder and Elbow Research Group of Edmonton). 

These guidelines provide a common platform from which physical therapists, surgeons and physicians can work. The hope is that these new guidelines will lead to improved, standardized care for post-operative shoulder patients, as well as provide information that is appropriate (to the specific surgical procedure and patient), beneficial and worthwhile (providing the user with useful, easy to interpret information).

More information about the development of the Edmonton Region Shoulder Rehabilitation Guidelines.


The following shoulder rehabilitation guidelines have been developed:

1) Edmonton Region Shoulder Rehabilitation Guidelines – Arthroscopic Bankart Repair

2) Edmonton Region Shoulder Rehabilitation Guidelines – STANDARD Arthroscopic/Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repair

3) Edmonton Region Shoulder Rehabilitation Guidelines – NON-STANDARD Arthroscopic/Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repair

4) Edmonton Region Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Guidelines

Guideline Presentations

More information regarding the Shoulder Rehabilitation Guidelines may be obtained by viewing the following power point presentations:

1) Edmonton Region Shoulder Rehabilitation Guidelines –Introduction

2) Edmonton Region Shoulder Rehabilitation Guidelines – Arthroscopic Bankart Repair 

3) Edmonton Region Shoulder Rehabilitation Guidelines – STANDARD and NON-STANDARD Arthroscopic/Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repair

Videos

The following videos contain information and demonstrations of the specific treatment interventions for each phase of the shoulder guidelines:

Phase I - Bankart Repair Guidelines

Phase II - Bankart Repair Guidelines

Phase III - Bankart Repair Guidelines

Phase I - Standard RC Guidelines

Phase II - Standard RC Guidelines

Phase III - Standard RC Guidelines

Non-Standard RC Guidelines