Rotator Cuff Exercises - Day 1
1. Hand Behind Back Stretch
Goals: Increase range, decrease pain, optimize healing, reduce traction loads
Dosage: Minimum 30 seconds per stretch, daily cumulative total of 45-60mins/day
Tips: Don't try to go as far as you can, just to the point of gentle resistance and a mild sensation generalized over the shoulder
2. Rotator Cuff Strength
Goals: Increased activation, increase load capacity
Dosage: Static (3 seconds x 3 repetitions x 7 sets), pushing as heavily as you can without sensation on the shoulder
Tips: Slow ‘ramp up’ and ‘ramp down’ of pressure can help reduce risk of irritation. Remember: sometimes symptoms can be delayed.
3. Things to avoid short-term
Elevation above 80 degrees (chest height)
Sleeping on the shoulder
Traditional chest or shoulder exercises in the gym
These resources are intended for Steven Procter's patients, and only as prescribed. It is important to be evaluated, diagnosed, and educated on which exercises are indicated or contraindicated for a particular condition before attempting them independently.