Rotator Cuff Physical Therapy
Casey was superb in absorbing this information and integrating it into my treatment plan. He treated my sprained rotator cuff through a variety of techniques, all of which proved very beneficial. Casey even reached out to my personal trainer to provide information as to how I could adapt exercises during my recovery period. I recovered from the injury quicker than I expected because of Casey’s prowess and knowledge. Fingers crossed – no more injuries for me – but if they do occur, I know where to go to get back in action!
Josh is the best! My back, hips and shoulder are free of pain. So, I’m back doing all my favorite activities!!!!
The team at Therapydia is exceptional. They really understand the body, treatments and desired outcomes of clients. While I’m using them due to a surgery I had, I plan on using their services for more preventative work to improve my overall strength and alignment with running and skiing.
Rotator Cuff Treatment
The shoulder is considered to be one of the most intricate joint systems in the entire human body and is the rotator cuff is made up of a group of 4 muscles that keep the shoulder joint stable. The rotator cuff plays a vital role in proper shoulder function and its primary roll is is to center the shoulder joint and allow for proper joint motion.
Identifying the reasons for shoulder pain can be multifactorial. The American Physical Therapy Association outlines three separate classifications that a shoulder problem can be categorized as. Shoulder pain and mobility deficits/adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), shoulder stability and movement coordination impairments/dislocation of the shoulder joint, and shoulder pain and muscle power deficits/rotator cuff syndrome. Any of these conditions can impact the rotator cuff.
Signs & Symptoms
- Rotator cuff injuries can be caused by repetitive arm movements, heavy lifting or a fall. Rotator cuff tears are either full-thickness or partial-thickness and they develop as a result of trauma (i.e. fall) or long-term overuse of the shoulder. After a rotator cuff tear, it will make activities of daily living such as raising your arm or reaching overhead painful.
- You may feel the following:
- Pain around the shoulder and arm
- Shoulder muscle weakness
- Limited shoulder range of motion
- Physical therapists can assess movement patterns to determine the cause of your shoulder pain and if indeed a tear has occurred and what level of severity. For full-thickness tears, surgery may be required. We will help you safely regain full use of your shoulder and arm and design a custom postsurgical treatment program to meet your personal goals.
- For rotator cuff injuries and tears, physical therapy treatment may include the following:
- Joint mobilization, manual therapy therapy, and myofascial release are common techniques to increase shoulder range of motion and stability
- Custom shoulder and arm exercises to strengthen in rotator cuff and muscles in the surrounding area. Strong shoulder blade and trunk muscles will provide support and stability for your shoulder
- Proper shoulder movement education to teach special techniques to improve shoulder motion and reduce reinjury. Post-operative patients have a high chance of reinjury within the first weeks after surgery. Proper bathing, dressing and sling position will reduce chances of injury.
About Therapydia Denver
Better Physical Therapy Experience
At Therapydia Denver, our physical therapists offer one-on-one, hands-on rotator cuff treatment. You’ll spend your entire with one of our expert therapists – we won’t hand you off to a PT assistant or aide. We’ll help you understand what’s causing your pain, what you can do to relieve your pain and ways to prevent reoccurring injuries. Best of all, you’re covered. Therapydia works with and provides billing for most PPO insurance groups and Medicare. We also accept cash-based payments.
• Manual therapy to massage and stretch muscles
• Guided programs with thorough explanation
• Latest technology and techniques for faster recovery
- Quality Treatment
• One-on-one attention with a physical therapist
• Personalized programs that evolve with your progress
• Warm, welcoming, non-clinical environment
- Lifetime Wellness
• On-going wellness programs for injury prevention and performance
• Virtual access to your PT in between visits
• Knowledgable and friendly team who values patient satisfaction
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