Online Shoulder Physio™️ may help to improve post-operative patient value benefits such as reduced travel burden, quick and timely access to expert post-operative shoulder health advice, flexible exercise hours, and the possibility to better integrate upper limb skills into activities of daily living.
Traditionally, physiotherapy and post-operative exercises to recover shoulder joint range of motion, muscle strength, stability and function are delivered face to face inside a community-based physiotherapy clinic.
Nowadays, you have the option to access a tailored post-operative shoulder rehabilitation programme to suit your specific surgery online.
A recent study investigated the effectiveness of a telerehabilitation programme following shoulder surgery for subacromial impingement syndrome.
Patients in the study, were randomized to either a 12-week telerehabilitation programme or the usual face-to-face physical therapy for immediate postoperative rehabilitation.
The results of this study provide evidence for the efficacy of telerehabilitation after shoulder arthroscopy in shoulder impingement syndrome.
An online shoulder physio programme including range of motion exercises and strengthening of the rotator cuff and scapula stabilizer muscles seems to be similar and not inferior to traditional face-to-face physiotherapy following arthroscopic subacromial decompression.
Online Shoulder Physio™️ has the potential to increase the quality of life, is feasible, and is at least equally effective as usual care in surgical populations.
However, more research is needed to evaluate the efficacy of telerehabilitation programmes following surgical procedures in musculoskeletal shoulder pain and for comparison with more traditional interventions.