Capsular Release / MUA

Full ROM is usually achieved operatively unless otherwise stated. The aim of rehab is to retain that motion. Therefore early and active rehab is started as soon as possible post-operatively.

Normally stay as inpatient overnight to start rehabilitation.

Post op

Day 1

  • Passive & active ROM is begun
  • Ensure the joint is taken through all planes of movement

Out Patient


  • Reduce pain to enable ROM to be achieved (ice / cryocuff if required)
  • Restore full ROM as quickly as possible through passive & active assisted exercise, maintain & improve this range
  • Ensure normal movement pattern with ROM
  • Improve shoulder strength through a graduated strengthening programme
  • Continue physio until the patients’ full potential has been reached

6 Weeks ROM greater than the pre-op range
6 Months Full ROM achieved