Rotator Cuff Impairment:
The Rotator- Cuff is a group of 4 muscles that act as ‘dynamic ligaments’ to keep the shoulder joint stable. Injury or dysfunction to these muscles can cause pain and significant loss of function.
Main causes of Rotator Cuff impairment:
The Rotator-Cuff can be injured in a few different ways. As you get older, the chances of rotator cuff tear increase, and this is because rotator Cuff Tendons undergoes natural degenerative change and weaken as a result. With a healthy tendon, tears and strains are usually associated with a higher force, such as lifting injuries or sporting injuries. The rotator cuff tendons can also be a source of pain without a full tear or strain; changes to the structure of the tendons can lead to weakness and pain during certain activities. This is called Rotator-cuff tendinopathy.
Sign and symptoms of Rotator Cuff injury:
Physiotherapy management for Rotator cuff impairment
At York-Med physiotherapy, your treatment plan will be specific to your presentation. Your physiotherapist will conduct a systematic and specific examination to create your treatment plan. Typically, your plan will consist of manual therapy, mobilization techniques, electrotherapy, and exercises designed to reduce your rotator-cuff pain and then a rehabilitation program to rebuild strength. We will also address any contributing factors, such as; posture, strength and mobility, to help return you to your optimum condition.