Physical Therapy for

Rotator Cuff Tear/Tendinitis

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Shoulder pain

How Does It Feel?

  • Sharp pain in the top or front of the shoulder
  • Stabbing pain in the top or front of the shoulder
  • Dull pain around the shoulder joint
  • Aching around the shoulder joint
  • Throbbing around the shoulder joint
  • Tightness in the shoulder, scapula, or chest

Signs & Symptoms

Inability to perform daily activities due to pain or stiffness

Difficulty reaching above head, behind back, or across body

Loss of motion at the shoulder

Weakness in the shoulder or arm

Muscle spasms and pain around the neck and shoulder

Pain in the neck, shoulders, arms, or hand

Weakness in the shoulder, arms, or hand

Stiffness or tightness in the shoulder

Difficulty sleeping due to shoulder or arm pain


What We Do

We conduct a thorough examination including the head, neck, spine, and arms. We determine the root cause of your symptoms to ensure that physical therapy treatment is the best option for you.

We examine posture, range of motion, strength, reflexes, sensation, soft tissue mobility, joint mobility, nerve mobility, and functional movements to create a custom treatment plan. We also take into account any imaging that you have had like X-Rays, MRI, CT scans, etc.

How We Do It

There are 4 primary rotator cuff muscles (supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, subscapularis). Our in-depth examination helps determine which muscle(s) are likely affected. We can target our treatment specifically to the muscle(s) that are injured.

Did you know?! The supraspinatus muscle is the most commonly injured rotator cuff muscle in the shoulder.

Why We Do It

Recent research has actually shown that physical therapy is a better option than surgery, pain medication and injections. We can help you avoid unnecessary invasive procedures and tests that cost a fortune with limited effectiveness.

In fact, the 4 rotator cuff muscles are like a blanket and sometimes that blanket gets small tears in it. However, studies have shown that conservative treatment like physical therapy can actually improve rotator cuff strength and reduce the size of these tears!

What Our
Patients Are Saying

I had completely given up on my shoulder. I hadn't bench pressed or overhead pressed anything in over a year, and a single pushup would leave me in pain for days. After trying everything I could read about online AND going to a different physical therapist (who essentially gave up on me) a friend recommended Steven to me. Steven took the time to assess my range of motion and general limitations. We came up with a plan for what we could do in his office and while I was at the gym. It took a lot of effort, but with his help, I was able to resume all of the activities I used to be able to do in a few short months. The best part is that I've learned how to prepare myself better for these activities through Steven's advice. I highly recommend Steven and his team if you're like me and want to get back to your active lifestyle!!

– Kaveh A.

Treatment Plan

We may use a combination of the following
techniques to help you get your life back:

  • Joint manipulation/mobilization to decrease pain and improve shoulder motion
  • Soft tissue mobilization to reduce muscle guarding and tension to allow you move easier with less pain
  • Dry Needling to reduce muscular pain and increase the health of muscle tissue in the shoulder and around the scapula
  • Neuromuscular retraining to teach your body how to move your shoulder complex in a better way
  • Mobility training to increase flexibility and range of motion in your chest, back, and shoulder blades
  • Strength training increase your rotator cuff, scapula, and overall shoulder strength
  • Endurance training to improve your capacity to do what you love without pain

What Should I Do Next?

Schedule an initial examination
Let us find the root cause of your pain
Create a custom treatment plan for you
Start living pain-free!

Eliminate Pain, Enjoy Your Life, B Your Best!

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