Rotator Cuff Exercises
Strengthening the muscles that support your shoulder will help keep your shoulder joint stable. Keeping these muscles strong can relieve shoulder pain and prevent further injury.
The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that stabilize the shoulder and allow it to move. (infraspinatus, supraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis) They are very important in shoulder movement and stability. Rotator cuff exercises can help strengthen or rehab your rotator cuff. After an injury or surgery, an exercise conditioning program will help you return to daily activities and enjoy a more active, healthy lifestyle.
These rotator cuff exercises are not only for the rotator cuff muscles, but they are also for many of the muscles around the shoulder and that connect to the scapula. They all work together, so it’s important to exercise all the muscles, not just the specific rotator cuff muscles. You can use just a small amount of weights for these exercises.
To ensure that this program is safe and effective for you, it should be performed under your doctor’s supervision. Talk to your doctor or physical therapist about which exercises will best help you meet your rehabilitation goals.