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The rotator cuff is a group of muscles that allow your shoulder/arm to move. The Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres Minor, Subscapularis (SITS) are the main muscles in this group. The biceps brachii and upper trapezius can also be known to cause/feel like shoulder pain.
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What is the Rotator Cuff?
We help patients heal and regain strength after many types of surgeries, including shoulder replacements, rotator cuff repairs, and labral tears.
Our treatment plan is individualized for each patient, but generally includes gentle passive range of motion, myofascial release/dry needling to relieve trigger points/muscle restrictions, stretches, and when the patient is ready, exercises to help regain strength and range of motion.
Rehab After Surgery
Many patients experience shoulder pain that limits their ability to perform everyday tasks such as carrying groceries, unloading the dishwasher, or getting dressed. Oftentimes the pain is caused by inflammation of the tendons that cross the shoulder (part of the rotator cuff), poor posture or sleeping habits. Sometimes the pain actually originates in the neck, but the patient feels the pain the shoulder or arm.
Here at Roberts Physical Therapy and Massage, we treat a wide variety of shoulder impairments, and many patients experience significant relief on their first visit. Not only do we help calm the inflamed tissues/muscles, we also gently manipulate and mobilize the joints for improved range of motion, strengthen the shoulder in our state of the art gym, and provide extensive patient education to help prevent the pain from recurring.