Rotator Cuff Strain Rehabilitation Protocol 2016-11-01T18:08:38+00:00

Rotator Cuff Strain Rehabilitation Protocol

Phase 1 Tissue Unload:

Perform all three exercises with the given parameters
1. Promote healing of the injured area

2. Decrease pain and inflammation and tissue damage

0-7 Days after injury
See Your Medical Professional If:

Your shoulder hurts without movement greater than 3/10 on a pain scale

You are woken up 3 or more times per night because of your injury

You experience numbness and tingling down the arm

Resting pain levels of the shoulder are less than 3/10

Phase 2 Mobility:

Perform all three exercises with the given parameters
1. Promote healing of the injured area

2. Decrease pain and inflammation and tissue damage

0-7 Days after injury
See Your Medical Professional If:

Your shoulder hurts without movement greater than 3/10 on a pain scale

You are woken up 3 or more times per night because of your injury

You experience numbness and tingling down the arm

Resting pain levels of the shoulder are less than 3/10

Phase 3 Strength:

Perform all three exercises with the given parameters
1. Promote healing of the injured area

2. Decrease pain and inflammation and tissue damage

0-7 Days after injury
See Your Medical Professional If:

Your shoulder hurts without movement greater than 3/10 on a pain scale

You are woken up 3 or more times per night because of your injury

You experience numbness and tingling down the arm

Resting pain levels of the shoulder are less than 3/10

Phase 4 Movement:

Perform all three exercises with the given parameters
1. Promote healing of the injured area

2. Decrease pain and inflammation and tissue damage

0-7 Days after injury
See Your Medical Professional If:

Your shoulder hurts without movement greater than 3/10 on a pain scale

You are woken up 3 or more times per night because of your injury

You experience numbness and tingling down the arm

Resting pain levels of the shoulder are less than 3/10

Progress to strength training when you can:

  1. Reach fully overhead with pain less than 3/10
  2. Reach across your body with pain less than 3/10
  3. Reach your hand behind your back with pain less than 3/10

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