how to treat a rotator cuff injury

Three Highly Effective Exercises to Treat a Rotator Cuff Injury

One of the most common causes of shoulder pain is an injury to the rotator cuff.

These muscles have an important role to play in moving and stabilizing a healthy shoulder joint. And while it's important to work hard on settling any rotator cuff pain, we can't neglect what's going on around it.

In general, most non-traumatic shoulder pain is a consequence of something else. In this instance, most rotator cuff injuries are not the start of something brand new, but the moment the rotator cuff could no longer tolerate its current mechanical environment.

So, when trying to rehabilitate a rotator cuff injury we also need to look closely at the neck and upper back as well.

Are you stiff in the neck?

Is your upper back and rib cage restricted?

Is your shoulder posture less than ideal?

The answers to these questions, and more, will help frame what needs ti change to give your rotator cuff injury the best chance of healing.

In today's video, I demonstrate four unique exercises to treat both your rotator cuff symptoms and also its hidden, underlying mechanical cause. I want to help give you a unique perspective on your shoulder pain and the tools to change them.

Ideas covered in this video:

  • Why a Rotator Cuff Injury is Often the Last Straw
  • Lacrosse Ball Thoracic Mobility Exercise
  • Lacrosse Ball Posterior Shoulder Mobility Exercise
  • Shoulder Joint Capsule Mobility Exercise
  • Functional Rotator Cuff Strength Exercise

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- Grant

Related: The Cause of Shoulder Pain: Why it’s a Consequence of Something Else

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