Historically, physiotherapy has been framed as “plan A” for managing rotator cuff injuries, with surgery as “plan B”. However, research increasingly identifies physiotherapy as the strategy to manage these injuries. This session will cover:
The current evidence regarding the management of rotator cuff injuries.
Clinical practice guidelines to inform practice.
Tips for progressing patients for return to usual functional activities.
A discussion of how conceptualizing surgery as plan B may set patients and physiotherapists alike up for failure, and how to reframe these conversations.