Hydrodilation / Distension Rehab Guide


Jonathan Smith & Lennard Funk, 2020 



Post procedure

Day 1

Immediate active (assisted) mobilisation into tolerable range

Arrange Physiotherapy appointment 3-5 days

Week 1

Continue with Active assisted mobilisations,

Commence rotator cuff control exercises through range and proprioceptive exercises aiming for return to function

Consider manual therapy as required

Week 3+

Full end of range strengthening and stretching


If symptoms return or range of movement deteriorates please refer back to the surgeon.


Also see: Hydrodilation procedure



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