Shoulder Optimization Program - for chronic shoulder pain
The shoulder optimization program is a multidisciplinary, team-based approach to shoulder rehabilitation. The aim of the program is to aid those with chronic shoulder pain through an integrated assessment and rehabilitation plan, education and group-based exercise.
WHO IS THE SHOULDER OPTIMIZATION PROGRAM FOR?
If you are over the age of 18 and have encountered shoulder pain for more than three months with no recent dislocations or fracture, you may be eligible for this program.
Your initial multidisciplinary assessment will address your specific pathology and help guide you to the appropriate care pathway. We will work with you to ensure you receive individual or group-based rehabilitation, depending on your individual needs.
WHAT DOES THE PROGRAM INCLUDE?
1. One 1 hour long education session and video resources
2. A collaborative assessment by a Sport Medicine Physician and a Physiotherapist
3. 12 group exercise classes
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
At Innovative Sport Medicine, we divide your recovery pathway into three separate phases known as Ready, Set, Go.
Ready: Assessment with a Sport Medicine Physician and Physiotherapist.
We establish common goals for your recovery and ensure you understand how we can best get you there! During this step, pain management and soft tissue work may be required to get you ready for the next phase.
Set: Group-based or individual physiotherapy based on your needs.
We connect you with a physiotherapist and kinesiologist who will supervise and guide you through the appropriate group exercise protocols to retrain and optimize your shoulder function and movement.
Go: Final class, further support, or ongoing program.
With one last re-evaluation, we ensure we have got you on track and ready to return to your activities and daily living.
WILL MY INSURANCE COVER THIS PROGRAM?
Initial assessments with Sport Medicine Physicians are covered by Alberta Health.
This program qualifies under physiotherapy benefits.
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