Rotator Cuff Impingement
Rotator cuff impingement is a common shoulder injury that occurs when the rotator cuff tendons become compressed or pinched between the bones in the shoulder joint, causing pain, weakness, and limited range of motion in the shoulder. At OrthoRehab, we provide expert rehabilitation for rotator cuff impingement and can create a personalized treatment plan based on your specific needs and goals incorporating a combination of exercises, manual therapy, and education.
Physical Therapy for rotator cuff impingement rehab focuses on improving strength, flexibility, and range of motion in the shoulder. Your therapist will guide you through treatment including shoulder stretches, rotator cuff strengthening exercises, and shoulder blade stability exercises. These exercises can help reduce the compression on the rotator cuff tendons and improve the shoulder joint's function.
- Manual therapy may be used to help alleviate pain and improve mobility in the shoulder joint. Your therapist may use techniques such as soft tissue massage, joint mobilization, and stretching to help you regain function in your shoulder. This can help to reduce inflammation and improve circulation to the injured area.
- Biodex Isokinetics is a form of rehabilitation that uses specialized machines to provide resistance to a specific joint or muscle group, allowing for precise and controlled movements. Biodex Therapy can be especially useful for rotator cuff impingement rehab because it allows us to target the muscles and tendons affected by the injury.
Delfi Blood Flow Restriction
- Delfi Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) is a therapeutic technique that involves using a specialized cuff to restrict blood flow to the injured area during exercise. Used in Sports Medicine often, this can help to promote muscle growth and improve strength, even when using lighter weights. It can also help to reduce pain and swelling in the injured area, allowing for a more comfortable and effective rehabilitation.
- Dry needling is a technique that involves inserting a thin needle into the muscle, targeting trigger points, and promoting healing. This can be particularly useful for patients with chronic pain or muscle tension and can help to improve range of motion and reduce inflammation in the shoulder joint.
Rotator cuff impingement rehab can help you regain function in your shoulder, reduce pain, and improve your quality of life. By working with an OrthoRehab Physical Therapist, you can improve your range of motion, strength, and flexibility, allowing you to perform daily activities with ease. You can also prevent future issues from arising.