Rehabilitation after a shoulder replacement starts right away. It is very important that you do it. The main goal of rehabilitation is to allow you to move your shoulder as far as possible so you can perform daily chores easily. Most people eventually regain normal shoulder motion after 6 to 9 months of surgery. It is very important that you take part inphysical therapy both while you are in the hospital and after you are released from the hospital to get the most benefit from your surgery.
Rehabilitation typically continues after you leave the hospital until you are able to function more independently and you have recovered as much strength, endurance, and mobility in your shoulder as you can.