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A rotator cuff injury occurs when the rotator cuff tendons in your shoulders are torn. The tear can occur in two ways: in a single instance of trauma or a series of “micro traumas”. In the case of the latter, this can occur over a period of weeks, months or years. Physiotherapy has proven to be an effective form of treatment for rotator cuff injuries, with results comparable to that of surgery. Utilizing the body’s natural range of motion, physiotherapy gradually restores the function of the rotator cuff. Symptoms of a Rotator Cuff Injury The biggest symptoms of a rotator cuff injury are pain and a reduction in the range of motion. Quite often you cannot lift your hand above shoulder height and there is constant soreness. The pain might be severe enough to tear even the pain fibres resulting in weakness (rather than pain). Physiotherapy Treatment Physiotherapy treatment for…

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