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Physical Therapy Shown to have 75% Success Rate in Preventing Shoulder Surgery

Written By PrimCare Physical Therapy on August 30, 2021

PT for Should PainGetting surgery for the sake of eliminating pain or injury is a hotly debated topic in the medical community. While the success rate for surviving surgery is high in most cases, the numbers on getting rid of pain or injury lag way behind. In comes physical therapy.

PrimeCare Physical Therapy wants you to come in and get expert treatment to significantly increase your chances of not needing shoulder surgery. We work to restore shoulder mobility, stabilize the rotator cuff, and work out various impingements and dysfunctions, three great ways to help strengthen and heal your shoulder.

The Research Physical Therapy for Shoulders

This 2013 study published in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery evaluated how physical therapy impacted nearly 400 patients with torn rotator cuffs. Only one quarter of patients decided on having surgery after the two-year follow up. The other 75% successfully avoided surgery even with a complete tear.

And statistics show that patients who don’t choose surgery within the first 12 weeks of physical therapy, they more often than not end up not needing surgery.

Another study in The Bone & Joint Journal followed another 100 torn rotator cuff patients who either underwent surgery or physical therapy. Results showed that the physical therapy group experienced less pain than the surgical group.

Get Physical Therapy for Your Shoulder in Hampton Virginia

Dr. Russ Mosher and Dr. Marquis Jordan are dedicated to serving our surrounding neighboring communities, as well as the town of Hampton, with a personal touch and hometown feel, no matter where you are coming from or what your need for treatment is.

Dr. Jordan enjoys working in a clinical environment that places emphasis on manual Therapies, one-on-one patient care, and evidence based functional outcomes.

Have questions or need to schedule an appointment? Call us at (757) 902-1989 and we’d be happy to help.

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