Continuing your therapy at home is an essential part of the recovery process after a rotator cuff tear. You will work with your Physical Therapist to come up with an at-home program tailored to you based on the severity of your rotator cuff tear, your activity level, and your lifestyle. At home physical therapy includes a combination of rest,
Not everyone who has a rotator cuff tear requires surgery. Your doctor may prescribe physical therapy as a conservative measure in order to reduce your pain and strengthen the rotator cuff and surrounding muscles.
In this situation, physical therapy will usually last at least 4-6 weeks with visits 2-3x a week.
“I am 64 years old and haven’t learned anything,” according to Elite Shelbyville’s patient Frank Eichler after his Rotator Cuff Tear Repair. Last February, Frank was pruning about 110 pear trees on his farm using a chainsaw and a pole saw. Within a few weeks, Frank’s shoulder became very sore.
When thinking it was time to go see a doctor about his sore shoulder,
A Rotator Cuff Tear is a common cause of shoulder pain among adults. Your rotator cuff is a group of 4 muscles that come together as tendons and attach to your humerus, or arm bone, and keep it secure against the socket of your scapula (shoulder blade). The rotator cuff muscles aid in rotating and lifting your arm.
Following a rotator cuff injury you will be given 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.
Rotator Cuff Strain – In-Clinic Modalities
Rotator cuff strains are often treated with physical therapy. PT may be beneficial to avoid a surgical interview, in preparation for a surgical intervention or following surgery. 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.
Sometimes life can unexpectedly knock us back a few steps, but it’s all about how we face the adversity in life, and who is there to support us. Elite Physical Therapy want’s to support all of our patients when they have been knocked about by life, so we can get them feeling better and back on track.
Rotator Cuff Pain: Anatomy & Kinesiology of the Shoulder
The rotator cuff of the shoulder is made up of four muscles: subscapularis, supraspinatus, infraspinatus, and the teres minor. Beneath these muscles lie one of the most complex and mobile joints in the human body. The shoulder (glenohumeral) joint is formed by the convex humeral head gliding in the concave glenoid fossa during active motion.
Janet Longo is a patient at our Spring Hill Clinic. Janet had a bone spur in her shoulder but then had a fall and injured her rotator cuff. She was unable to exercise and was hardly able to move her arm at all. Her desire for Physical Therapy was a complete recovery where should would feel no pain at all.