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Rehabilitation Protocols

Disclaimer: Sports Medicine & Shoulder Surgery provides these protocols used by our physicians. These protocols are general outlines for patients to use as guidelines to progress through rehabilitation following surgery. Please keep in mind that these are general guidelines and may not be the same for all patients because people often heal and tolerate surgery differently. While progress should occur at your own pace, you do want to make improvements on a daily and weekly basis to reach progression within the protocol. You will be evaluated regularly throughout the rehabilitation process, and will be progressed appropriately by your therapist and physician.

All protocols are courtesy of Vanderbilt Sports Medicine


Bosu Exercises
Use and Care of Crutches


Return to Running - Basic
Return to Running - Intermediate
Return to Running - Advanced


Bosu Upper Extremity Strengthening Exercises
Rotator Cuff Home Exercise Program (MOON)
Scapular Dyskinesis


Bosu Lower Extremity Strengthening Exercises
Patellar Tendinopathy: Exercises
Patella Femoral Exercises
Patellofemoral Pain


Achilles Tendon Exercises
Posterior Tibialis Tendon Exercises


Bosu Core Stabilizing Exercises
Low Back Flexibility and ROM Exercises
Lower Back Strengthening

Contact Information

Sports Medicine & Shoulder Surgery
Carl J. Shapiro Department of Orthopaedics
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Carl J. Shapiro Clinical Center, 2nd Floor
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
617-66-SPORT (667-7678)