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Rotator Cuff Tear

The rotator cuff is made up of four muscles that help hold your shoulder joint together and work to move them. The primary actions of these muscles are to stabilize the shoulder and they perform internal and external rotation.


Rotator cuff tears can happen when falling on your arm, lifting a heavy object, reaching and lifting a heavy object, and/or using your shoulder in repetitive overhead motion, such as in sports (baseball, swimmers), or in everyday life (painting or housework).

Treatment may vary based on the based on the degree of the tear.

The amount of pain the individual is feeling also plays a role in determining the best course of treatment. A major tear will require surgery, whereas smaller tears may be treated with physical therapy.


At Fluid Physio, our physical therapists can help you get moving again with a comprehensive treatment plan built specifically for you. Call us at 609-436-0366 or email us at to schedule your appointment today.

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