presented by John O'Halloran
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John O'Halloran, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC, CSCS, Cert. MDT
Dr. John W. O’Halloran, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC (retired), CSCS (retired), cert MDT, is an American Physical Therapy Association board-certified orthopaedic clinical specialist with over 30 years of experience in the field of orthopaedics. He earned his post-professional Doctor of Physical Therapy from Temple University and has studied orthopaedic and sports therapy abroad in Australia…Read full bio
In this chapter, Dr. O’Halloran provides an overview of the history of shoulder arthroplasty and introduces two different surgical techniques. The chapter also includes common medical management practices of arthritis and rotator cuff tears, and four key postoperative rehabilitation objectives.
2. Rehabilitating the Shoulder
Join Dr. O’Halloran as he identifies the four rehabilitation phases and range of motion expectations following shoulder arthroplasty. Learn different manual techniques and therapeutic exercises for the four main shoulder muscles to promote increased range of motion.
3. Postoperative Exercises and Expectations
Several patient videos are presented to demonstrate postoperative rehabilitation exercises. Dr. O’Halloran also describes the return to function phases and activity expectations for patients postoperatively.
4. Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
Dr. O’Halloran describes the indications and surgical techniques of a reverse total arthroplasty procedure. This chapter identifies the two different phases of rehabilitation and provides a timeline for range of motion expectations.