profile picture
Dr. Caleb BurgessDr. Caleb Burgess
/Shoulder Recovery

Shoulder Recovery

Rehab with Dr. Caleb Burgess

The "Shoulder Recovery Program - Weak and Painful" is an 8-week program designed to help you overcome persistent shoulder pain and weakness that keeps you from your daily tasks, activities, workouts, or sport(s). Additionall... more

Start 7-day free trial
ONLY AVAILABLE ON THE PLAYBOOK APP

Sessions (5)

5/5
3
4 min

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are these workouts for?
The "Shoulder Recovery Program - Weak and Painful" is an 8-week program designed for people struggling with persistent shoulder pain and weakness that keeps them from their daily tasks, activities, workouts, or sport(s). People with this type of shoulder pain are typically diagnosed with one or more of the following: - Shoulder Impingement - Rotator Cuff Tear/Strain/Tendinitis/Tendinopathy - Biceps Tendinitis/Tendinopathy - Shoulder Bursitis - Shoulder Labrum Tear
What are the goals of the program?
The goals of the program are to improve: - Shoulder strength and resilience (including rotator cuff and scapular muscles) - Shoulder pain with use/activity - Shoulder joint mobility - Scapular (shoulder blade) mobility - Thoracic spine mobility - Your understanding of how to modify daily activities to decrease shoulder irritation/pain ...all of which will lead to getting you back to your normal life/activities again!
What do I need to participate?
This program requires minimal equipment (bands, dumbbells, bench, chair, and optional pullup bar) and progresses throughout the 8-week period. Other than that, you just need patience and commitment in order to start seeing the results you want!
What's the schedule?
As it was designed, each workout is to be performed daily OR every other day for 2 weeks before moving on to the next 2-week block, BUT some people will find that staying on a certain workout for several weeks may be more appropriate for them if they find benefit from it or need more time until they move on to the next workout. And that's okay! Take as long as you need on each routine...there is NO RUSH!
How will I get the best results?
Be patient. Be consistent. And know that although you should be seeing some noticeable (and many times, big) progress in 8 weeks, you will continue to notice more significant changes in how you feel and how you move if you stick with it for months/years/life!
Are there modifications for the exercises?
Yes! If you find that certain exercises seem to be too challenging or even uncomfortable, please don't hesitate to reach out to me via direct message (see the 3 dots at the top right corner of the app) so that I can give you a modification or alternative. You can even send a video for feedback if you want!
How can I ask you questions?
You can ALWAYS send me via direct message (see the 3 dots at the top right corner of the app) to ask questions, celebrate progress, say hello...whatever you want!
Can I share my progress with you to stay motivated?
Yes, please do! If you post about your journey on social media, please TAG ME at @dr.caleb.burgess so that I can share and celebrate your progress!

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are these workouts for?
The "Shoulder Recovery Program - Weak and Painful" is an 8-week program designed for people struggling with persistent shoulder pain and weakness that keeps them from their daily tasks, activities, workouts, or sport(s). People with this type of shoulder pain are typically diagnosed with one or more of the following: - Shoulder Impingement - Rotator Cuff Tear/Strain/Tendinitis/Tendinopathy - Biceps Tendinitis/Tendinopathy - Shoulder Bursitis - Shoulder Labrum Tear
What are the goals of the program?
The goals of the program are to improve: - Shoulder strength and resilience (including rotator cuff and scapular muscles) - Shoulder pain with use/activity - Shoulder joint mobility - Scapular (shoulder blade) mobility - Thoracic spine mobility - Your understanding of how to modify daily activities to decrease shoulder irritation/pain ...all of which will lead to getting you back to your normal life/activities again!
What do I need to participate?
This program requires minimal equipment (bands, dumbbells, bench, chair, and optional pullup bar) and progresses throughout the 8-week period. Other than that, you just need patience and commitment in order to start seeing the results you want!
What's the schedule?
As it was designed, each workout is to be performed daily OR every other day for 2 weeks before moving on to the next 2-week block, BUT some people will find that staying on a certain workout for several weeks may be more appropriate for them if they find benefit from it or need more time until they move on to the next workout. And that's okay! Take as long as you need on each routine...there is NO RUSH!
How will I get the best results?
Be patient. Be consistent. And know that although you should be seeing some noticeable (and many times, big) progress in 8 weeks, you will continue to notice more significant changes in how you feel and how you move if you stick with it for months/years/life!
Are there modifications for the exercises?
Yes! If you find that certain exercises seem to be too challenging or even uncomfortable, please don't hesitate to reach out to me via direct message (see the 3 dots at the top right corner of the app) so that I can give you a modification or alternative. You can even send a video for feedback if you want!
How can I ask you questions?
You can ALWAYS send me via direct message (see the 3 dots at the top right corner of the app) to ask questions, celebrate progress, say hello...whatever you want!
Can I share my progress with you to stay motivated?
Yes, please do! If you post about your journey on social media, please TAG ME at @dr.caleb.burgess so that I can share and celebrate your progress!
Features that support your success
app screen with chat
Chat
Tell me your struggles, share your progress, request content and guidance. I'm here for you!
app screen with favoriting workouts
Favorites
Save your favorite content so it's effortless to refer back to. Build a library that serves your goals.
app screen with calendar and streaks
Streaks
Track your progress with streaks to keep yourself accountable. See how many weeks in a row you can get.
streaming to TV
Streaming
Stream to your TV and laptop using Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku or Fire TV.
app screen with chat
Chat
Tell me your struggles, share your progress, request content and guidance. I'm here for you!

Comments

K
Karina 22d ago
Good info
R
Rob 1mo ago
Felt ok. I was using minimal weight but will up it slightly tomorrow
D
Devin 2mo ago
Great tips on how to adjust sleeping position
D
Diane 5mo ago
Informative
S
Sarah 6mo ago
Effective & easy to follow!
C
Charles 6mo ago
Hard but works