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Rotator Cuff Pathologies & Repairs

Expert Rehabilitation After Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery in Clay County and Surrounding Areas

Preferred Physical Therapy also specializes in rotator cuff rehabilitation after surgery. After undergoing surgery to repair the rotator cuff, patients will almost inevitably need some form of rotator cuff therapy in order to strengthen the shoulder and aid in its recovery. Our professionals understand the condition of the postoperative body, so we strive to help you exercise while only permitting a safe range of motion. This allows you to reap the benefits of therapy without placing too much stress on an already vulnerable area.

Our ultimate goal is to reduce inflammation in the rotator cuff following surgery by allowing our patients to engage in gentle yet highly effective

exercises. Using a combination of strengthening exercises, stretching and anti-inflammatory drugs, we stimulate collagen production, which results in the formation of healthy tendons. We never force our patients to perform any rehabilitation exercise that will induce pain.

Treating Shoulder Injuries With Carefully Designed Physical Therapy

Consisting of a group of four tendons, the rotator cuff is responsible for stabilizing the shoulder joint. This allows us to raise and position our arms in a relatively easy fashion. Despite the fact that the rotator cuff serves a necessary function, it is very susceptible to injury. Rotator cuff disease is a pathology that results from any activity or biological cause that damages the cuff. It can be caused by:

  • Heavy lifting
  • Frequent straining
  • Overextension
  • Aging
  • Arthritis
  • Trauma

These are not the only causes, but they are some of the most prominent. These injuries can result in a plethora of symptoms, including acute pain in the shoulder area. Rotator cuff injuries are extremely common, and older individuals are at the highest risk of developing them.

Schedule an Appointment Today in Orange Park, Fleming Island and Starke

If you have questions regarding our physical therapy or postoperative rehabilitation services, please contact us. We specialize in serving the Orange Park, Fleming Island and Starke communities.