Shoulder problem? Mon Kiné à Domicile in Luxembourg is there for you!

Home physiotherapy is an essential service for patients requiring rehabilitation after shoulder surgery. In Luxembourg, the Mon Kiné network offers comprehensive, personalized care for various shoulder pathologies, including prostheses, fractures and other conditions requiring special attention. This article explores in detail how home physiotherapists can help patients recover safely and effectively.

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Importance of Home Physiotherapy for Shoulder Pathologies

Shoulder surgery, such as prosthesis or fracture repair, often requires intensive rehabilitation. Home physiotherapy offers several advantages for patients, including:

  1. Comfort and convenience: after shoulder surgery, mobility is frequently reduced. Having a physiotherapist come to your home eliminates the need to travel, which is beneficial for patient comfort and safety.
  2. Accelerated recovery: A familiar, comfortable environment can speed up recovery, reducing stress and enabling more regular, consistent rehabilitation.
  3. Personalized follow-up: physiotherapists can adapt their techniques and exercises to suit the patient’s home environment, ensuring tailor-made care.

Shoulder Pathologies Requiring Home Physiotherapy

  1. Shoulder prosthesis:
    • Total Shoulder Replacement (TSR ): This surgical procedure involves the complete replacement of the shoulder joint. It is often necessary in cases of severe osteoarthritis or joint destruction.
    • Reverse Shoulder Replacement (RSR ): mainly used in patients with an irreparable rotator cuff, this procedure reverses the position of the glenoid and the head of the humerus.
  2. Shoulder fractures:
    • Clavicle fracture: Often caused by falls or sporting accidents, clavicle fractures require rehabilitation to restore mobility and strength.
    • Proximal humerus fracture: Fractures of the upper part of the humerus can occur as a result of falls or direct trauma. Recovery requires careful management to avoid stiffness and loss of function.
  3. Rotator cuff tears:
    • Tears can be partial or complete, and often require surgery followed by targeted rehabilitation to restore shoulder function and strength.

Home Physiotherapy Care

The treatment provided by Mon Kiné’s physiotherapists includes several key stages:

  1. Initial assessment:
    • Functional analysis: The physiotherapist assesses the patient’s functional abilities and limitations, as well as range of motion and muscle strength.
    • Rehabilitation plan: A personalized plan is drawn up based on the patient’s specific needs and home environment.
  2. Initial rehabilitation phase:
    • Pain management: Using techniques such as cryotherapy, massage and gentle mobilization to reduce pain and inflammation.
    • Early Mobilization: Passive and assisted exercises to maintain and improve joint mobility without imposing excessive stress on the shoulder.
  3. Advanced Rehabilitation Phase:
    • Muscle strengthening: Gradual introduction of strengthening exercises to restore muscle strength around the shoulder. Use elastic bands, light weights and functional exercises.
    • Restoring function: Exercise to improve activities of daily living (ADLs) and specific movements related to the patient’s needs. This can include tasks such as lifting the arm to reach objects or performing rotational movements.
  4. Back to Activity:
    • Patient education: Advice on appropriate postures and techniques to avoid future injuries. Teach patients to listen to their bodies and avoid movements that could cause pain or injury.
    • Relapse prevention: Development of a home exercise program to maintain rehabilitation gains and strengthen shoulder musculature. Regular follow-up by the physiotherapist ensures ongoing monitoring and any necessary adjustments.

Techniques and Tools Used by Home Physiotherapists

Physiotherapists use a variety of techniques and tools to help rehabilitate the shoulders:

  • Manual therapy: Soft-tissue and joint mobilization techniques to improve mobility and reduce pain.
  • Therapeutic exercises: Specific exercises designed to improve strength, flexibility and endurance. Our physiotherapists bring light equipment such as elastic bands or weights to facilitate these exercises.
  • Electrotherapy: Use of electrical currents to reduce pain and inflammation and stimulate muscles.
  • Education and advice: Teaching ergonomic and injury prevention techniques to ensure complete and lasting rehabilitation.

Long-Term Benefits of Home Physiotherapy

Home physiotherapy is not limited to immediate rehabilitation after surgery or injury. It also offers long-term benefits, such as :

  • Complication prevention: Regular monitoring enables any potential complications to be detected and treated rapidly.
  • Improved Quality of Life: Full recovery of shoulder function enables patients to resume their daily activities without pain.
  • Maintaining Mobility and Strength: A home exercise program helps maintain the gains made during rehabilitation.

Home physiotherapy is an effective and practical solution for patients in Luxembourg requiring rehabilitation after shoulder surgery. Thanks to personalized, professional care, Mon Kiné’s physiotherapists ensure optimal, long-lasting recovery. For more information on our home physiotherapy services for shoulder pathologies, please do not hesitate to contact us. Together, we can help you regain your mobility and improve your quality of life, while remaining comfortable in your own home.