Shoulder Protocols


Shoulder Protocols

Not all bone and joint injuries require surgery. 

Due to risks of surgery, elective surgery is only undertaken as a last resort and after a patient has failed to improve their joint function after completing a physiotherapist supervised non-operative rehab program

We do not host, recommend or endorse any protocol that is posted here, but instead provide links to where surgeons and physiotherapists have posted their non-operative and post-operative protocols.

If you have any questions regarding a protocol,  please contact a physiotherapist or surgeon for a copy a protocol they recommend. 


Non-Operative Shoulder Rehab Protocols

Non-Operative Shoulder  Protocol (University of Calgary Sport Medicine Centre)


Post-Operative Shoulder Rehab Protocols

Ontario – Rehabilitation Care Alliance

Rehabilitative Care Best Practices Guidance for Patients post Shoulder Arthroplasty 

University of Alberta

Edmonton Region Shoulder Rehabilitation Guidelines – Arthroscopic Bankart Repair

Edmonton Region Shoulder Rehabilitation Guidelines – STANDARD Arthroscopic/Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repair

Edmonton Region Shoulder Rehabilitation Guidelines – NON-STANDARD Arthroscopic/Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repair

Edmonton Region Shoulder Rehabilitation Guidelines -Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

Edmonton Region Shoulder Rehabilitation Guidelines – Posterior Labral Repair

University of Calgary

Non-Operative Shoulder  Protocol

Post-Surgical Rehabilitation Protocol

Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Conditioning Program

Banff Sports Medicine

Post-Operative Anterior Shoulder Stabilization

Post-Operative Posterior Shoulder Stabilization

Post-Operative Shoulder Stabilization with Latarjet Procedure

Queen’s University

Rotator Cuff Repair (Bicknell)

Clearpoint Health (Calgary)

Post-Operative Rotator Cuff Repair

Fowler Kennedy

Arthroscopic Anterior Shoulder Stabilization

Dalhousie University

Arthroscope Acromioplasty Protocol (Trenholm)

Arthroscope Assisted Rotator Cuff Repair (Trenholm)

Shoulder Arthroplasty Rehabilitation (Trenholm)

Shoulder Stabilization Repair Protocol (Trenholm)

Access Orthopaedics (Calgary)

Post-Operative Shoulder Rotator Cuff Repair (Lo)

Post-Operative Shoulder Stabilization Protocol (Lo)

University of Toronto Sports Medicine

Frozen Shoulder (Oglivie-Harris)

Arthroscope Rotator Cuff Repair (Dwyer)

Arthroscope Rotator Cuff – Subscapularis Repair (Dwyer)

Accelerated Rotator Cuff Repair Protocol (Holtby / Henry)

Acromioplasty Decompression (Holtby / Henry)

Arthroscopy / Open Rotator Cuff Repair (Holtby / Henry)

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair (Nauth)

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair – Accelerated (Veillette)

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair – Delayed (Veillette)