What is a Rotator Cuff?
Your rotator cuff is the group of muscles and tendons that support your shoulder joint. They keep the head of the humerus sitting in the shallow socket of the shoulder.
What is a Rotator Cuff Injury?
A rotator cuff injury occurs when the muscles or connective tissue of the shoulder joint are damaged. Rotator cuff injuries are typically associated with repetitive overhead motions at work or with sports.
What Can Physiotherapy do to Help?
With rest many people recover from mild rotator cuff injuries on their own. Physiotherapy may be recommended for more stubborn of longer lasting issues. Your physiotherapist will teach you exercises that will help to strengthen the rotator cuff muscles and improve the flexibility of the joint. You will be taught how better posture when lifting and performing repetitive tasks can prevent further rotator cuff pain.