About the program:
This program is aimed at late stage rehabilitation for patients with a sutured supraspinatus muscle tendon. It is not applicable for early postoperative rehabilitation!
You may begin this program after consulting your physician or a member of our team.
The goal of the program is to achieve an optimal recovery of muscular strength and balance of the shoulder joint.
For a full and timely recovery, it is necessary to perform the exercises daily.
What the program contains:
- The program contains video playlists.
- A new playlist is loaded every day.
- The videos combine a detailed description of the exercise with a visual demonstration of how to correctly perform it.
- The exercises gradually progress in difficulty.
19 days of rehabilitation
32 different exercises
310 videos total
All rehabilitation exercises are only to be performed until you feel a stretch up to a mild discomfort. Under no circumstances should you cause yourself any pain. If you feel any pain, please take a short break and resume exercising at a reduced strain level. Overexertion will slow down the recovery process!
This program was created with the help of:
Dr. Marin Benkin, MD, Chief of Arthroscopic Surgery at Serdika Hospital
Please don’t hesitate to ask us your questions. Dial +359889250440 or use the chat bubble on the bottom right.
Partial or complete tearing of the rotator cuff muscles is a common and very traumatic pathology. The term ‘rotator cuff’ is the name of a group of four different muscles, of which the supraspinatus is most frequently affected. This muscle keeps the humeral head inside the joint socket. If it gets injured or tears, we are faced with great difficulty in performing some of our most basic actions. Partial or complete tearing of this muscle’s tendon can occur as a result of acute trauma or a degenerative disease. In the case of acute trauma, the cause is usually a sideways fall, with the arm extending out to the side to protect the body from the impact; if the weight and momentum of the body surpass the strength of the supraspinatus, stretching or tearing can occur. Degenerative lesions are also possible, due to repetitive strain, compression that disrupts blood flow, bone spurring, or prolonged use of intraarticular steroid injections for pain relief. The current program offers late stage rehabilitation following a surgical suturing of the torn supraspinatus tendon.