Group I - Formal Therapy
Supervised physical therapy will be ordered 2 times/week initially for 6 weeks and then tailored to a minimum of 1 visit/week based upon the individual progress of each patient. Home exercises will be provided to the patient by the therapist to be performed daily. Supervised physical therapy will be discontinued once the patient demonstrates independence with the final phase of rehabilitation, which represents the graduated strengthening program.
Patients will be sent to physical therapist for formal treatment to regain range of motion and strengthening exercises
Group II - Home Therapy
In the study group all patients will be instructed in a standardized fashion regarding a home exercise program. This program will involve a standardized a set of five exercises. These exercises will be reviewed with patients in clinic in a standardized fashion and patients will be provided with an instructive hand-out.
Patients will be given a set of instructions for completing home therapy for range of motion and strengthening