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What shoulder physical therapy exercise works on a rotator cuff?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Kevin Stone
Sports Medicine

In brief: Varies

Prior to starting an exercise program for a rotator cuff, proper diagnosis from an md is necessary, as well as a physical thearpy evaluation to determine muscle imbalances, compensations and tissue integrity.

In brief: Varies

Prior to starting an exercise program for a rotator cuff, proper diagnosis from an md is necessary, as well as a physical thearpy evaluation to determine muscle imbalances, compensations and tissue integrity.
Dr. Kevin Stone
Dr. Kevin Stone
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