Dr. Samantha Marner, PT, DPT, discusses Torn Rotator Cuffs with US News & World Report

US News & World Report featured Advanced Physical Therapy’s Dr. Samantha Marner, PT, DPT, in a recent article on torn rotator cuffs. These are incredibly common and can result in pain and limited shoulder mobility, which can have a major impact on a person’s quality of life.

Some may have a torn rotator cuff without experiencing any symptoms; others may experience pain in the shoulder area, pain when sleeping on the affected shoulder and shoulder weakness. “The pain usually intensifies with quick movements of the arm or reaching behind the back or overhead to dress, shower or comb hair,” says Dr. Marner.

When it comes to treatment options for torn rotator cuffs, physical therapy is not just an option, it’s a major player in helping the person regain strength and motion. “The goal of physical therapy in treating a torn rotator cuff with or without surgery is to restore functional shoulder mobility and strength to eliminate pain and return to usual activities,” Dr. Marner emphasizes.

Schedule an appointment with a therapist at Advanced Physical Therapy. Their experienced team, including experts like Samantha Dr. Marner, can provide personalized care to help you regain shoulder function and live pain-free. Whether through targeted physical therapy or a comprehensive treatment plan, taking action now can lead to a quicker and more effective recovery.

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