Rotator Cuff Rehabilitation

Shoulder injuries are one of the most common ailments that people today suffer from, especially as a result of people becoming more and more interested in staying in shape and exercising.  The most common shoulder injury is a rotator cuff injury.  Rotator cuff injuries can happen to anyone at any time! 

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles that hold the ball of your upper arm into the shoulder socket.  They also connect the upper arm to the shoulder blade as well.  While the shoulder has a great deal of range of motion and flexibility, the shoulder socket is shallow when compared to other joints such as the hip.  As a result the joint relies on these muscles and tendons for stability.  It is easy to injure the rotator cuff by either falling, lifting something heavy or repetitive activities such as throwing a ball as many baseball players have realized! 

Often there are effective none surgical techniques to treat rotator cuff injuries.  These techniques include Chiropractic manipulative therapy and massage therapy as well as Physiotherapy and additional therapies.  During the Chiropractic therapy, the Chiropractic doctor will manipulate the spine with specific detail given to the shoulder girdle. 

The massage therapist will perform neuromuscular massage to release the chest muscles, the shoulder girdle and the associated muscles in the arms.  Physiotherapy will work towards stretching tight muscles and strengthening weak muscles.  Additional therapies will include cryotherapy, fomentation, ultrasound and electrical stimulation to control the pain and inflammation associated with rotator cuff injuries.  More than likely this integrated therapy will have your shoulder feeling better than ever!