Physical Therapy for Rotator Cuff Injuries

PT for Rotator Cuff InjuriesThe rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that provided stability to the shoulder joint. The shoulder joint by nature has less bony stability due the shape of the joint compared to other joints in the body. The muscles and their associated tendons as well as ligaments are very important for proper stability and function of the shoulder joint. The rotator cuff can become injured through a specific injury or repetitive use overtime.

Common symptoms associated with rotator cuff injuries include:

  • Pain in the shoulder
  • Weakness in shoulder muscles
  • Pain/difficulty with moving arm away from the side of the body or overhead

Physical Therapy Can Help!

Physical therapy intervention can help with rotator cuff injuries including rehabbing following surgery or strengthening to try to avoid surgery. Specific exercises can be utilized to help strengthen the rotator cuff. Physical therapy may include:

  • Rotator cuff and scapular strengthening
  • Range of motion exercises
  • Postural education, strengthening, and stretching

Manual therapy

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Boulder PFMC Office

695 South Broadway
Boulder, CO 80305
Phone: 303.402.9283
Fax: 303.494.1251 

Brighton PFMC Office

1093 E Bridge Street
Brighton, CO 80601
Phone: 303.655.9005
Fax: 303.655.0063