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Doctor insights on: Effectivness Of Bowen Therapy Rotator Cuff

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Is bowen therapy effective for a rotator cuff injury?

Is bowen therapy effective for a rotator cuff injury?

Not likely: Bowen therapy relies on fascial and soft tissue release. It can help relieve associated pain related to neck and back muscles that often accompanies rotator cuff injuries, but the rotator cuff tendon is a deep structure and will not be directly reached. Small and partial tears can respond well to pt. Larger tears or retracted tears (pulling away from bone) usually require surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Rotator Cuff (Definition)

The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that wrap around the ball of the ball and socket joint f the shoulder. The cuff muscles initiate the movements of internal and external rotation as well as lifting your arm ...Read more


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Rotator cuff therapy - could it help me avoid surgery?

Rotator cuff therapy - could it help me avoid surgery?

It can: But at 44 years old it may be worth your while to seek out a second opinion. Sometimes surgery can avoid the progression of your tear. There is never a good time to have surgery but you don't want to cause a worse situation to occur. ...Read more

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Can physical therapy help treat rotator cuff disorders?

Can physical therapy help treat rotator cuff disorders?

Yes: Physical therapy and time generally can do wonders for most rotator cuff problems. However , if you are not making any progress you need to see an orthopedic surgeon to help better define and treat your shoulder problem. ...Read more

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If I went to physical therapy for my rotator cuff, why is my neck hurting?

Accessory muscles: When the shoulder muscles are not doing their job properly, the other muscles connected to the shoulder blade pitch in to help. This activity is not normal to them and they complain. ...Read more

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Are rotator cuff injuries best healed with therapy or surgery?

Are rotator cuff injuries best healed with therapy or surgery?

Cuff injuries ...: Cuff injuries aren't all the same and aren't all treated the same way. Some injuries respond well to non-operative treatment with resolution of pain and without loss of function while many require surgery to alleviate pain and/or restore strength and motion. An orthopedic surgeon experienced in the treatment of these injuries is most qualified to help you decide what the best treatment is for you. ...Read more

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How long do I need to go to physical therapy after rotator cuff surgery?

How long do I need to go to physical therapy after rotator cuff surgery?

Depends: The course of physical therapy depends upon the severity of your presumed tear; and the competence of the operating surgeon, and the skill of the physical therapist. ...Read more

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What shoulder physical therapy exercise works on a rotator cuff?

What shoulder physical therapy exercise works on a rotator cuff?

Graded program: Pt for rotator cuff problems usually start out with assisted exercises to decrease pain while gradually increasing the exercises to improve painless range of motion. Once painless range of motion has been achieved specific exercises to strengthen the rotatorcuff muscles are started and then finally sports specific exercises depending on what type of sport the person would like to go back to. ...Read more

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Can you get back to full function with enough physical therapy after a rotator cuff tear?

It depends.: If the rotator cuff tear is small and the muscles have not atropied significantly between the time of the tear and the time of the reconstruction, you should get much if not all of your function back. For this to happen it is very important to do your rehab after surgery. ...Read more

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Torn rotator cuff - can you golf as part of rehabilitation and therapy?

Nope: Golf is not rehab. Very specific post op rehab program. If no surgery is safe to pitch and putt. Probably should not take any big swings. ...Read more

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