Shoulder Physical Therapy in New Orleans

If you’ve suffered an injury to your shoulder or are recovering from shoulder surgery, physical therapy can help restore your strength and mobility. The Hand Center of Louisiana is a patient-focused practice offering therapeutic programs for patients who are managing shoulder pain or recovering after surgery. Our trained therapy team has years of experience helping patients return to life after a serious injury or surgery, and we can help you too.

What Is Shoulder Physical Therapy?

Your shoulder requires intensive care and specialized exercise to build up its mobility and strength after an injury or surgery. Shoulder physical therapy is a form of treatment that provides both training and care for your shoulder. This therapy consists of a series of exercises that help you avoid repeated injury while also improving your shoulder’s function. Each therapy treatment is unique to the patient, and recovery times can vary widely.

How to Know if You Need Physical Therapy for Your Shoulder

If you have just had surgery, your doctor will likely prescribe physical therapy during your recovery. If you have not had surgery but have injured your shoulder, you may wonder if physical therapy is something that would help you. The following are common shoulder injuries we have worked with:

To begin a therapy program for your shoulder, you will first need to meet with one of our doctors or your doctor for a medical evaluation. Based on the assessment, the doctor can determine if shoulder physical therapy is necessary. They will also decide which treatment or treatments would be best for you.

If you do not meet with our physicians for an initial medical evaluation, you must be referred by your doctor. Once a doctor prescribes physical therapy, you can begin your treatment program.

Services Offered for Shoulder Physical Therapy

The Hand Center of Louisiana offers a variety of services. Your recovery program will be unique to your condition and based on your specific shoulder injury or surgery. Services included in your recovery program may include:

  • Preventative, non-operative treatment
  • Sensory re-education after nerve injury
  • Wound and pain management
  • Home exercise program development
  • Training for activities of daily living

If you believe you may need testing or surgery, our facilities can help you determine the right course of action before you begin your therapy. At our Center for Rheumatology & Neurological Testing, you will receive careful attention as our team pinpoints the potential underlying problems with your shoulder. If one of our physicians feels that surgery is right for you, our Hand Surgical Associates will treat you with the utmost care and draw on years of experience to perform the right surgery for your condition.

Schedule an Appointment for Your Shoulder Today

If you need help with your shoulder pain or post-surgery recovery, reach out to the Hand Center of Louisiana in New Orleans. With over 40 years of experience, our Hand Therapy Center has the skills, knowledge and expertise to help you strengthen your shoulder after an injury or surgery. We also take extra measures to ensure your comfort during your time with us.

Trust us to help you heal. To get started, schedule an appointment online or call us at (504) 454-2191.