Rotator Cuff In-Clinic Therapy

Rotator Cuff Strain – In-Clinic Modalities

The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that work together to hold the head of your humerus in the shallow socket of the shoulder. When these muscles are strained, it can cause dull aches and increased pain with shoulder movement. A physical therapist can prescribe exercises that will help you gain your movement back and help increase blood flow to the injured muscles, encouraging healing. Following your initial evaluation with a physical therapist, a typical PT session early in your healing process may look like the following:

    • moist hot pack: heat will help warm the muscles up and increase circulation in anticipation ofexercises
    • pulley exercises: pulleys allow you to maintain movement in the shoulder while using your uninjured arm to help pull
    • IR/ER and rows with theraband: light exercises that activate the rotator cuff
    • manual therapy: passive range of motion, soft tissue mobilization, rhythmic stabilization
    • table slides/wall slides to help maintain motion
    • IFC and cold vaso for pain relief and to help with swelling

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.

If you are interested in Feeling Better Faster for a rotator cuff strain, contact us for a free consultation.  To request an appointment, click here, or call directly to one of our three locations during regular business hours:

Cool Springs: 615-224-9810
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