Rotator cuff tears can lead to a host of associated symptoms, including pain, decreased range-of-motion, and more. But roughly 2/3 of rotator cuff injuries present with no injuries – which means many patients have a rotator cuff tear and don’t even know it! For those who are suffering from symptoms, physical therapy can be an effective treatment method. In this article, we are going to discuss how physical therapy can help resolve the symptoms associated with a rotator cuff tear.
Partial & Full Rotator Cuff Tears
The rotator cuff is important for maintaining stability and strength in the shoulder. When you tear your rotator cuff (whether partially or fully), it can impede your ability to engage in the activities you love.
When it comes to treating a rotator cuff injury, two of the most popular treatments are surgery and physical therapy. Surgical repair can sometimes be an effective treatment option, but physical therapy is often just as effective and has the added benefit of being less invasive than surgery. Working with a physical therapist can have long-term benefits of pain relief and increased mobility. Physical therapy is a great starting point for rotator cuff tear patients because it’s a non-surgical alternative to surgery.
Rotator Cuff Physical Therapy
At OrthoRehab Specialists, our physical therapists have nearly thirty years of experience treating patients across the Twin Cities. We offer direct access to care for patients throughout the state of Minnesota so you don’t need a referral to set up your appointment with us. Our physical therapists are experts in the treatment of rotator cuff tears and other shoulder injuries. Contact us today to set up an appointment with one of our physical therapists. Our primary clinics are located in downtown Minneapolis and Edina.