How to Rehab Your Shoulder & Avoid Surgery: 5 Key Variables for a Natural Recover

How to Rehab Your Shoulder & Avoid Surgery: 5 Key Variables for a Natural Recover

In the world of sports and fitness, injuries can often feel like insurmountable obstacles. For many, the diagnosis of a SLAP tear—a specific kind of shoulder injury—can seem like a death sentence for their athletic pursuits. 

However, Radjin Burmeister, Co-Founder of Unity Gym, proves that surgery isn't always the answer. At 46 years old, Radjin healed a SLAP tear in both shoulders without going under the knife. His journey, detailed in a compelling YouTube video, offers hope and practical guidance for anyone facing similar challenges.

The Five Essential Variables for Rehabilitation Without Surgery

Radjin’s approach revolves around five critical variables: range of motion, intensity, volume, tempo, and exercise complexity. These elements form the foundation of our structured and personalized rehab program, ensuring consistent progress and adaptation.

Our goal with any injury rehab is recovery beyond what was previously possible before your injury.

  1. Range of Motion

Initially, the focus is working within a pain-free range. For Radjin’s SLAP tears, this meant avoiding movements that aggravated his shoulder and slowly expanding his range of motion as he healed. 

He started with gentle exercises that didn't push his arms beyond what they could comfortably handle. As the pain subsided, he gradually increased his range, allowing his shoulder to adapt without risking aggravation.

Key Takeaway: Start by strengthening the pain-free range. Begin with movements that don't cause pain and gradually increase your range of motion. Patience and consistency are crucial.

  1. Intensity

Starting with light weights, Radjin slowly increased the intensity of his workouts. This progressive overload helped him build strength without exacerbating his injury. By carefully monitoring his body's response, he was able to push his limits safely.

Key Takeaway: Use light weights initially and progressively increase the load as your strength improves. Listen to your body and avoid pushing too hard too soon.

  1. Volume

Radjin adjusted the number of reps, sets, and workouts per week to avoid overtraining while promoting recovery. This careful management of volume ensured that his body had enough stimulus to improve without being overwhelmed.

Key Takeaway: Balance is key. Adjust your workout volume to match your recovery capacity, gradually increasing it as your body adapts.

  1. Tempo

Controlling the speed of each movement, particularly the concentric (lifting) and eccentric (lowering) phases, played a significant role in Radjin's recovery. This focus on tempo helped enhance muscle engagement and allowed for more controlled, deliberate movements.

Key Takeaway: Pay attention to the tempo of your exercises. Controlled, slow movements can be more effective and safer, especially during rehabilitation.

  1. Exercise Complexity

Starting with simple isolated muscle group exercises, Radjin gradually progressed to more complex movements that involve multiple joints and muscle groups. This step-by-step increase in complexity helped build the necessary strength and stability in his shoulder.

Key Takeaway: Begin with basic exercises and advance to more complex ones as your strength and stability improve. This progression helps ensure a solid foundation.

Personalized and Progressive Training Approach

One of the standout aspects of Radjin's recovery journey is the personalized and progressive nature of his training approach. Every individual's body responds differently to injury and rehabilitation, making it essential to tailor programs to specific needs and progress levels.

Radjin's program was influenced by advice from his friends, physical therapists for elite football clubs, who emphasized the importance of a tailored approach. 

Professional athletes often undergo rigorous and customized rehabilitation to get back on the field quickly. Radjin applied the same principles to his recovery, treating himself like an elite athlete rather than a typical general population patient.

Every four weeks, Radjin changed his workout variables to reflect his adaptation and avoid plateaus. This periodization ensured that his body had plenty of time to master each program phase, whilst being adequately challenged, promoting continuous improvement.

Key Takeaway: Personalize your rehab program to your specific needs and progress. Implement program periodization to keep your workouts effective and engaging.

Success Stories and Evidence-Based Outcomes

Radjin’s story is just one of many. Hundreds of individuals worldwide have used our methods to recover from SLAP tears without surgery, experiencing significant improvements within a 28-day period. These success stories are a testament to the effectiveness of our approach.

Many people have shared their success stories, praising the impact of Unity Gym’s methods on their recovery. These testimonials highlight the transformative potential of a well-structured, non-surgical rehab program.

Key Takeaway: Trust the process and be inspired by others who have walked the same path. Real-life testimonials provide powerful evidence of the efficacy of non-surgical rehabilitation.

How UMS Online Coaching Elevates Your Training

At Unity Gym, the focus goes beyond just providing workout plans. Our SLAP Tear Rehab program and UMS Online Coaching offers personalized guidance that molds to your unique fitness level and goals. With resources like detailed exercise demonstrations and practical tips, we provide clear, expert advice that integrates seamlessly into your daily life.

Whether you're managing a tight schedule or seeking motivation, our online coaching is designed to be flexible and supportive. It’s about crafting a personalized journey towards better health and fitness.

Key Takeaway: Personalized coaching can significantly enhance your training experience, providing the support and guidance needed to achieve your goals.

Get Started with our FREE SLAP Tear Rehab Blueprint

If you're inspired to enhance your shoulder and grip strength, get started with our SLAP Tear Rehab Blueprint and learn how to rebuild your shoulder strength so you can return to the things you love without surgery!

Watch the full tutorial on YouTube. Gain detailed exercise demonstrations and practical tips to start your routine.

Embrace lifelong vitality and strength. At Unity Gym, we don’t just offer workouts; we offer pathways to a healthier, more empowered life.

👉 Get the FREE SLAP Tear Rehab Blueprint and return to sport without surgery.

Watch the full tutorial on YouTube for detailed exercise demonstrations and practical tips to start your routine. At Unity Gym, we don’t just offer workouts; we offer pathways to lifelong vitality and strength.

👉 Watch the video, and let us guide you to healthier, stronger shoulders now.

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