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Rotator cuff shoulder pain rehabilitation

Pain affecting the shoulder rotator cuff muscles - supraspinatus, subscapularis, infraspinatus and teres minor muscles

Dull ache in the shoulder, which may or may not affect your sleep

Difficulty reaching your back or your head

Assessment done by chiropractor

Assessing tension/flexibility/stretch of the pectoralis minor, levator scapulae and rhomboids, posterior capsule of the shoulder, infraspinatus and latissimus dorsi muscles

Stretches/Exercises recommended for rotator cuff tears

​1. Pull back and down with your shoulder blades

a. Hold for 10 seconds and repeat 10 times

b. Your chiropractor can also assist with postural taping

2. W exercises with shoulder blades retracted and shoulders externally rotated

a. 3 sets of 10 repetitions

3. V exercises done on exercise ball

a. 3 sets of 10 repetitions

4. Eccentric thera-band external rotation

a. Maintain elbow position in side body (adducted) and motion should take 5 seconds

5. Isometric exercises with a wall

a. Back of hand into wall & press
b. External rotation in neutral with a wall & press or self-resisted
c. Belly press
d. Hold for 15-30 seconds for 3-5 times

6. Prone Y arm lift

a. 3 sets of 10 repetitions

7. Lat pull downs

a. Can also kneel down
b. 3 sets of 10 repetitions

​8. Press up

a. 3 sets of 10 repetitions

At Lakeside Chiropractic, our chiropractors have assisted many patients with Rotator cuff / shoulder pain rehabilitation. We offer multiple therapies to speed up the recovery such as; we offer manual alignment, soft tissue work, massage, flexion/distraction, drops, dry needling and interferential therapy. These therapies are used in combination throughout the chiropractic session to get you well as soon as possible. Our chiropractors also offer kinesio tapping and prescribe exercises which may assist in your rehabilitation.

Lakeside Chiropractic offers multiple therapy options to cater for your condition. We’re located on 3/45 Central Walk Joondalup central to Perth’s Northern Suburbs. We have visitors from various suburbs Perth’s Northern area these include: Sinagra, Tapping, Padbury, Craigie, Beldon and Pearsall. With Hicaps facilities on site for all major health providers and apart of the BUPA member’s first network and medibank preferred practitioner. If you would like to speak with our trained staff about scheduling an appointment or after some more information in regards to sciatica you can contact us on 93000095 or visit our website at

April 29, 2019