Rotator Cuff At-Home Therapy

Rotator Cuff Strain – Home Exercise Program

A home exercise program, or HEP, is a list of exercises your therapist will assign for you to do on your own at home. It’s a toolbox that you need to use to take responsibility for your healing process. The following is an example of an early HEP your PT might give you for a rotator cuff strain:

    • Heat and ice as needed:  heat is good for loosening up muscles prior to your HEP or to relax muscles that are tight; ice can be used to help with pain and inflammation
    • shrugs: to help maintain shoulder mobility
    • stretches: good posture is important for proper shoulder mechanics, and tight muscles can lead to poor posture
    • scapular squeezes: proper shoulder mechanics includes good scapular “rhythm” – the scapula must move as the shoulder moves
    • active range of motion (AROM) exercises to help maintain your shoulder motion

Disclaimer:  The information in this blog is intended to be informational only, and is not intended to be used in lieu of medical care.  Consult a doctor or a physical therapist before attempting treatment on your own.

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