Physical Therapy Rehabilitation of Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: A Case Study


Background and Purpose. A rotator cuff tear is a common cause of pain and disability among older adults and can lead to a decreased ability to perform daily functions. The purpose of this case report is to look at a single patient\u27s rehabilitation following arthroscopic repair of a rotator cuff tear utilizing therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular re-education, and manual therapy techniques. Case Description. The patient was a 69-year-old, Caucasian male who was referred to physical therapy for evaluation and treatment following left shoulder arthroscopy for rotator cuff tear and sub-acromial decompression. The patient complained of increased pain and decreased function that progressively worsened over several years. Interventions included therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular re-education, and manual therapy techniques to decrease pain and increase strength and range of motion. Outcomes. Following therapeutic interventions over the course of an 8-week period, the patient demonstrated near normal function in his surgically repaired shoulder and had a significant decrease in pain. Discussion. This case suggests that through the use of therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular re-education, and manual therapy techniques, function will be restored to patients following arthroscopic repair of rotator cuff tears

Similar works

Full text


UND Scholarly Commons (University of North Dakota)

Last time updated on 30/10/2019

Having an issue?

Is data on this page outdated, violates copyrights or anything else? Report the problem now and we will take corresponding actions after reviewing your request.