What is involved in rotator cuff rehabilitation?

Carrying out daily activities such as changing clothes, swapping out a lightbulb, or blow-drying the hair can be difficult when patients have a rotator cuff injury. The rotator cuff is the portion of the shoulder that covers the humerus, and when injured, it can become extremely painful. A rotator cuff injury can cause pain, the inability to sleep, and even difficulty completing certain tasks due to reduced range of motion. In situations where a rotator cuff injury has occurred, it is vital that patients in the Worcester, MA area get a proper diagnosis of their condition and speak to a professional such as Dr. Stephen M. Desio. Our professionals can speak to patients regarding the ways to rehabilitate the shoulder and return to normal activities after rotator cuff injuries.

What is involved in rotator cuff rehabilitation?

Many patients who are diagnosed with a rotator cuff injury may be referred to a physical therapist. Physical therapists work with patients who have certain injuries or conditions that impact their ability to function properly. They help in strengthening areas of the body while increasing one’s range of motion. The team at Desio Sports Medicine will create a rehabilitation plan for patients with rotator cuff injuries by encouraging the following conditioning steps:physical therapy Worcester, MA

  • Proper stretching and warmup
  • Increasing strengthen of the muscles to stabilize the shoulder
  • Increasing range of motion and improving flexibility
  • Targeting certain muscular groups around the shoulder joint and upper arm
  • Building a treatment plan that may last several weeks to complete the rehabilitation process

Learn more about taking care of your shoulder after a rotator cuff injury

At Desio Sports Medicine in Worcester, MA, Dr. Stephen M. Desio understands how a rotator cuff injury can negatively impact one’s function and quality of life. This is why it is so important to get a proper diagnosis of rotator cuff injury and speak to a provider about proper rehabilitation methods. Desio Sports Medicine is located at 123 Summer Street, Ste. #520, and accepts new patients. Call (508) 363-6363 to request a consultation visit and initial evaluation with our team. From diagnosis to treatment, we can help!

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123 Summer St.
Suite 520
Worcester, MA 01608

Tel: 508.363.6363

123 Summer St. Suite 520, Worcester, MA 01608 508.363.6363