4 Keys to Rotator Cuff Repair Physical Therapy – FPF Show Episode 123

By dpope2020

March 1, 2024

dan pope, dr. david middaugh, el paso manual physical therapy, fitness pain free, occupational therapy, physical therapy, rotator cuff, rotator cuff exercises, rotator cuff injury, rotator cuff pulley exercises, rotator cuff rehabilitation, rotator cuff repair, rotator cuff repair surgery physical therapy, rotator cuff stretches, rotator cuff surgery, rotator cuff surgery post-op, rotator cuff tear, Shoulder, Shoulder Pain, shoulder surgery, shoulder surgery recovery

4 Keys to Rotator Cuff Repair Physical Therapy - FPF Show Episode 123

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In today's video we go over 4 Keys to Rotator Cuff Repair Physical Therapy - FPF Show Episode 123: 

  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 0:46 Why care about rotator cuff repair physical therapy?
  • 3:28 Get a copy of the surgical report
  • 4:32 Knowing which (and how many) tendons were repaired
  • 5:09 How large is the rotator cuff tear?
  • 5:44 What co-morbidities does the patient have?
  • 6:11 Know the surgical technique
  • 9:41 Patient education (Contra-indications, medications, timelines, long term goals)
  • 19:21 Follow a physical therapy protocol
  • 24:36 Cater toward patient goals

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  1. Thigpen CA, Shaffer MA, Gaunt BW, Leggin BG, Williams GR, Wilcox RB 3rd. The American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists' consensus statement on rehabilitation following arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2016 Apr;25(4):521-35. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2015.12.018. PMID: 26995456.
  2. Delaware Rotator Cuff Protocols - https://sites.udel.edu/ptclinic/professionals/guidelines/