|Range of Motion*||Immobilizer||Therapeutic Exercises|
|Active/Active assist: To 40° external rotation & 140° of forward flexion. Internal rotation as tolerated.||Worn at all times except for hygiene and therapeutic exercises.||Elbow/wrist/hand ROM, & grip strengthening. Isometric abduction and external/internal rotation exercises with elbow at side. Advance isometrics to use of a theraband at week 4.|
|Increase forward flexion and internal/external rotation to full motion as tolerated.||None||
Continue the use of theraband. Continue ROM exercises and grip strengthening. Progress theraband exercises to the use of weights. Begin prone extensions, and scapular stabilization exercises.
|Full without discomfort||None||Advance exercises in phase II. Begin functional progression to work/sports, return to previous activity level**.|
* patient is required to complete stretching exercises 3 times per day.
** patient may return to weight room at 3 months if approved.
*** patient may return to competitive sports, including contact sports by 6 months if approved.