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Rotator Cuff Tear/Tendinitis/ Impingement Syndrome Non-Operative

Weeks 1-4

  • Upper Body Ergometer
  • PROM: full in all planes with emphasis on functional IR
  • Scapular plane elevation to 90 degrees
  • Elastic Band ER/IR
  • Bodyblade: ER/IR in modified neutral o Scapular plane elevation at 90 degrees
  • Periscapular strengthening such as:
  • wall push-ups o supine punch-ups
  • prone scapular retraction with horizontal abduction with IR and ER rowing,
  • shrugs
  • press-ups

 

Weeks 4-8

  • Prone horizontal and, prone ER
  • Modified D2 flexion to cocking
  • Bodyblade: scapular plane elevation to 140 degrees
  • Scapular plane elevation to 140 degrees

 

Weeks 8+

  • Advance ER/IR strengthening to cocking position as tolerated
  • Plyoball rebounder for eccentric cocking to ER
  • Increase speed of training

 

**MUST HAVE HOME EXERCISE PROGRAM & THERABANDS