BEST Exercises for Frozen Shoulder | Adhesive Capsulitis (Mobility, Stretches, Strength)

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Do you have frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) or work with patients that do? Check out this video to learn everything you need to know about rehabbing frozen shoulder!

Frozen shoulder presents with shoulder pain and a progressive loss of both active and passive shoulder movement. It also goes by the name of adhesive capsulitis, as it was originally believed that adhesions and inflammation of the shoulder capsule were sole contributors to this pain and loss of motion. Based on this assumption, a common treatment option often involve aggressive, painful stretching in order to “break up” these adhesions. However, as more information has become available, our understanding of this condition and treatment options has evolved. 

This video will discuss the diagnosis and clinical course of frozen shoulder, exercise guidelines, and briefly review other management strategies for rehabilitation based on the best available evidence.

Introduction (0:00)
What is Frozen Shoulder? (0:44)
Diagnosis (2:19)
Clinical Course and Expectations (3:01)
Exercise Guidelines (4:58)
Other Exercises and Lifestyle Factors (13:56)
Load Management and Activity Modifications (14:33)
Other Treatment Options (15:12)
Summary (16:48)
Disclaimer: The information presented is not intended as medical advice or to be a substitute for medical counseling but intended for entertainment purposes only. If you are experiencing pain, please seek the appropriate healthcare professional.

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