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Rotator Cuff Tears: Physical Therapy vs. Surgery, Is There A Difference?

The Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Girdle

By Megan Morgan, DPT

A recent study that was conducted in Finland determined that Physical Therapy alone for non-traumatic rotator cuff tears (supraspinatus) results in… 400 more words

Rotator Cuff Physical Therapy

Recovering from Rotator Cuff Surgery: chapter one

It has been quite some time since my last post, and I have a new topic to blog about — two weeks ago I had a torn rotator cuff repaired. 881 more words

For Nurses

What I have learned

Last year when I made my decision to have my left shoulder operated on, I assumed that it would go pretty much like my right shoulder surgery. 415 more words

Rotator Cuff Surgery Recovery

Not what I wanted to hear

Today I had my January appointment with my surgeon. As usual, he had me raise my arm as high as I could get it up (to my side and out in front), and then he took hold of it and forced it up until I winced in pain. 190 more words

Rotator Cuff Surgery Recovery

Marking time

“Marking time” is a military term that means to march in place, and thereby, not go anywhere. I have been going to therapy twice a week for three weeks now, but haven’t made any real progress. 286 more words

Rotator Cuff Surgery Recovery