Educational Videos

Welcome to the Shoulder Center

Watch this video to learn about our Shoulder Center Model of Care and the common shoulder conditions that we treat.

Initial Consultation

Once you have a referral to the Shoulder Center, watch this video to help prepare you for your initial consultation. Please make sure you bring with you any previous diagnostic imaging tests that you may have already had on a disk.

**MEDICAL DISCLAIMER:
This general set of exercises has been reviewed by the team at The Shoulder Centre including physicians, physician assistants and physiotherapists. However, they are meant to be a general guideline for home exercises, not a substitute for professional medical advice. Your individual situation may vary. Always consult a licensed medical professional before using this treatment plan or making changes to one you already have.

Meet Our Team

We would like to introduce you to the Shoulder Center hub and our team of specialist. This video will guide you on how you can get a referral from your family care provider to be seen by one of our specialists.

**MEDICAL DISCLAIMER:
This general set of exercises has been reviewed by the team at The Shoulder Centre including physicians, physician assistants and physiotherapists. However, they are meant to be a general guideline for home exercises, not a substitute for professional medical advice. Your individual situation may vary. Always consult a licensed medical professional before using this treatment plan or making changes to one you already have.

Cortisone Injection

Do I need a cortisone injection? Watch this video to see what you can expect if you require a cortisone injection.

Common Cortisone Questions

Cortisone can be an important component of your shoulder treatment plan. Watch this video to resolve common fears around cortisone injections.

**MEDICAL DISCLAIMER:
This general set of exercises has been reviewed by the team at The Shoulder Centre including physicians, physician assistants and physiotherapists. However, they are meant to be a general guideline for home exercises, not a substitute for professional medical advice. Your individual situation may vary. Always consult a licensed medical professional before using this treatment plan or making changes to one you already have.

Frozen Shoulder

What is Frozen Shoulder? Watch this video to learn about signs and symptoms of frozen shoulder.

Early Treatment of Frozen Shoulder

Early diagnosis and treatment of Frozen Shoulder can greatly impact quality of life. Watch this video to learn about the treatment options.

Pain Management

Pain management is an important aspect of shoulder care. Watch this video to help you understand the options we utilize for pain control at the Shoulder Center.

Glenohumeral (Ball and Socket Joint) Capsule Stretches

This video will focus on shoulder joint stretches. Stiffness in the shoulder joint can cause pain by altering the normal joint mechanics and decrease the overall range of motion of the shoulder.

Range of Motion Exercises

This video will demonstrate range of motion exercises that are critical to restoring shoulder mobility. These exercises are part of the initial therapy process for decreasing pain and returning to your normal activities.

Equipment needed:
• Straight stick (broom pole or cane)
• Long towel

**MEDICAL DISCLAIMER:
This general set of exercises has been reviewed by the team at The Shoulder Centre including physicians, physician assistants and physiotherapists. However, they are meant to be a general guideline for home exercises, not a substitute for professional medical advice. Your individual situation may vary. Always consult a licensed medical professional before using this treatment plan or making changes to one you already have.

Rotator Cuff Abnormality

This video will describe the common rotator cuff injuries of the shoulder, in addition to associated conditions such as impingement syndrome and bursitis. Treatment options will be discussed at The Shoulder Center.

Cortisone Injection

Do I need a cortisone injection? Watch this video to see what you can expect if you require a cortisone injection.

Pain Management

Pain management is an important aspect of shoulder care. Watch this video to help you understand the options we utilize for pain control at the Shoulder Center.

Scapular (Shoulder Blade) Exercise Program

This video will describe shoulder blade strengthening exercises. Strengthening the muscles surrounding the shoulder blade and restoring its proper position is a crucial component of shoulder rehabilitation.

Glenohumeral (Ball and Socket Joint) Capsule Stretches

This video will focus on shoulder joint stretches. Stiffness in the shoulder joint can cause pain by altering the normal joint mechanics and decrease the overall range of motion of the shoulder.

Range of Motion Exercises

This video will demonstrate range of motion exercises that are critical to restoring shoulder mobility. These exercises are part of the initial therapy process for decreasing pain and returning to your normal activities.

Equipment needed:
• Straight stick (broom pole or cane)
• Long towel

Isometric Rotator Cuff Strengthening Exercises

This video will demonstrate isometric exercises used to gently begin to strengthen the rotator cuff muscles and tendons that support your shoulder joint mobility.

Equipment needed:
• Small towel

Dynamic Shoulder Strengthening Exercises

This video focuses on dynamic shoulder strengthening exercises using resistance bands. Keep in mind with each of these exercises to squeeze your shoulder blades together and to keep the upper shoulder muscles (Trapezius muscle) relaxed – avoid tensing, or shrugging, the shoulder muscles during these exercises.

Equipment needed:
• Resistance bands - Can be purchase at your local sporting goods store, home healthcare store or physiotherapy clinic. Different color bands indicate different amounts of resistance in the band. Consider starting with the lightest band and gradually work your way up as your pain improves.

**MEDICAL DISCLAIMER:
This general set of exercises has been reviewed by the team at The Shoulder Centre including physicians, physician assistants and physiotherapists. However, they are meant to be a general guideline for home exercises, not a substitute for professional medical advice. Your individual situation may vary. Always consult a licensed medical professional before using this treatment plan or making changes to one you already have.

Shoulder Arthritis

This video will describe arthritis of the shoulder, including the common locations affected and the treatment options available to you at The Shoulder Center.

Cortisone Injection

Do I need a cortisone injection? Watch this video to see what you can expect if you require a cortisone injection.

Pain Management

Pain management is an important aspect of shoulder care. Watch this video to help you understand the options we utilize for pain control at the Shoulder Center.

Scapular (Shoulder Blade) Exercise Program

This video will describe shoulder blade strengthening exercises. Strengthening the muscles surrounding the shoulder blade and restoring its proper position is a crucial component of shoulder rehabilitation.

Glenohumeral (Ball and Socket Joint) Capsule Stretches

This video will focus on shoulder joint stretches. Stiffness in the shoulder joint can cause pain by altering the normal joint mechanics and decrease the overall range of motion of the shoulder.

Range of Motion Exercises

This video will demonstrate range of motion exercises that are critical to restoring shoulder mobility. These exercises are part of the initial therapy process for decreasing pain and returning to your normal activities.

Equipment needed:
• Straight stick (broom pole or cane)
• Long towel

Isometric Rotator Cuff Strengthening Exercises

This video will demonstrate isometric exercises used to gently begin to strengthen the rotator cuff muscles and tendons that support your shoulder joint mobility.

Equipment needed:
• Small towel

**MEDICAL DISCLAIMER:
This general set of exercises has been reviewed by the team at The Shoulder Centre including physicians, physician assistants and physiotherapists. However, they are meant to be a general guideline for home exercises, not a substitute for professional medical advice. Your individual situation may vary. Always consult a licensed medical professional before using this treatment plan or making changes to one you already have.

Shoulder Arthritis

This video will describe arthritis of the shoulder, including the common locations affected and the treatment options available to you at The Shoulder Center.

Pain Management

Pain management is an important aspect of shoulder care. Watch this video to help you understand the options we utilize for pain control at the Shoulder Center.

Isometric Rotator Cuff Strengthening Exercises

This video will demonstrate isometric exercises used to gently begin to strengthen the rotator cuff muscles and tendons that support your shoulder joint mobility.

Equipment needed:
• Small towel

Dynamic Shoulder Strengthening Exercises

This video focuses on dynamic shoulder strengthening exercises using resistance bands. Keep in mind with each of these exercises to squeeze your shoulder blades together and to keep the upper shoulder muscles (Trapezius muscle) relaxed – avoid tensing, or shrugging, the shoulder muscles during these exercises.

Equipment needed:
• Resistance bands - Can be purchase at your local sporting goods store, home healthcare store or physiotherapy clinic. Different color bands indicate different amounts of resistance in the band. Consider starting with the lightest band and gradually work your way up as your pain improves.

**MEDICAL DISCLAIMER:
This general set of exercises has been reviewed by the team at The Shoulder Centre including physicians, physician assistants and physiotherapists. However, they are meant to be a general guideline for home exercises, not a substitute for professional medical advice. Your individual situation may vary. Always consult a licensed medical professional before using this treatment plan or making changes to one you already have.

Scapular (Shoulder Blade) Exercise Program

This video will describe shoulder blade strengthening exercises. Strengthening the muscles surrounding the shoulder blade and restoring its proper position is a crucial component of shoulder rehabilitation.

**MEDICAL DISCLAIMER:
This general set of exercises has been reviewed by the team at The Shoulder Centre including physicians, physician assistants and physiotherapists. However, they are meant to be a general guideline for home exercises, not a substitute for professional medical advice. Your individual situation may vary. Always consult a licensed medical professional before using this treatment plan or making changes to one you already have.

Day of Surgery

If you have scheduled surgery with one of our team of specialist, this video will help you prepare and understand what to expect on the day of your surgery.

Post-Operative Sling Instructions

Once you are discharged from the hospital, you will be required to wear a sling. Instructions and length of wear will be advised by your Shoulder Surgeon and/or Physiotherapist. This video will teach you how to properly place the sling on your surgical arm.

**MEDICAL DISCLAIMER:
This general set of exercises has been reviewed by the team at The Shoulder Centre including physicians, physician assistants and physiotherapists. However, they are meant to be a general guideline for home exercises, not a substitute for professional medical advice. Your individual situation may vary. Always consult a licensed medical professional before using this treatment plan or making changes to one you already have.

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