Most of the shoulder injuries and pain are related to rotator cuff muscles. Rotator cuff consists of four small muscles which stabilize and control shoulder movements on the shoulder blade. These muscles are vulnerable to rotator cuff tear, rotator cuff tendonitis and rotator cuff impingement related injuries. The common cause of these injuries are repetitive shoulder movements, overused muscles and poor biomechanics. Physiotherapy is usually the first line of treatment to reduce pain, inflammation and to restore proper movement pattern. Shock wave therapy is very effective in treating rotator cuff related shoulder pain.
Massive rotator cuff tear commonly requires surgery. More attention has to be given after the surgery to lower the risk of re-tearing. Post-surgery, at MoveFree Physio we follow specialized criteria-based protocol to gradually regain shoulder strength and function.
Our rotator cuff repair post-operative rehabilitation protocol consists of four phases with set goals: