Treat Your Own Rotator Cuff
by Jim Johnson, PT
Based entirely on research from peer-reviewed journals and randomized controlled trials, “Treat Your Own Rotator Cuff” is a complete program to prevent and rehabilitate rotator cuff injuries for athletes and non-athletes alike.
In less than 100 pages, readers will learn precisely how the rotator cuff works, what can go wrong with it, and then are guided step-by-step through an evidence-based program that takes just minutes a week to complete.
Drawing from the latest rotator cuff research, “Treat Your Own Rotator Cuff” will be especially useful for those who have been diagnosed with either a partial or full-thickness rotator cuff tear, experience shoulder pain, do upper body weight lifting, play a sport or have a job that involves repeated arm motions above shoulder level, have been diagnosed with “impingement syndrome,” or for anyone simply wanting a healthy and properly functioning rotator cuff.
Let a board certified physical therapist with over 23 years of experience help you solve your pain problem.
Treat your own rotator cuff?
Who needs to worry about that?
According to the medical research, a lot of people.
The rotator cuff, a group of four, flat tendons that connect to the critical muscles that stabilize your shoulder, can cause a lot more problems than you might think.
Consider a few of these statistics from the published literature:
It’s simply just a matter of time until the majority of shoulders get a rotator cuff tear.
According to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans, approximately 4% of people under forty years of age have a torn rotator cuff.
After age sixty, however, 54% of people have one (Sher 1995).
Once the rotator cuff gets torn, it doesn’t look good either.
One study followed a group of patients with tears in their rotator cuffs and found that 80% of the them went on to either enlarge or turn into full thickness tears-in less than a two-year period (Yamanaka 1994).
As you can tell, rotator cuff problems aren’t just for elite athletes.
Seriously consider investing just a few minutes a week doing the simple exercises in this book if you:
- Have been diagnosed with either a partial or full thickness rotator cuff tear (yes, many studies show that even full thickness tears can be helped with exercise!).
- Experience shoulder pain.
- Do upper body weight lifting.
- Have a job or play a sport where you do a lot of work with your arms above shoulder level.
- Have been diagnosed with “impingement syndrome”.
- Want a healthy and properly functioning rotator cuff.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter One: WHAT EXACTLY IS A “ROTATOR CUFF”?
Learn all about the rotator cuff.
Chapter Two: THE MANY SHOULDER PROBLEMS THIS BOOK CAN HELP YOU SOLVE
Understand how rotator cuff exercises can fix shoulder problems.
Chapter Three: THE EXERCISES
Familiarize yourself with the rotator cuff exercises.
Chapter Four: BEGINNING, INTERMEDIATE, AND ADVANCED ROUTINES
Pick the appropriate routine and begin.
Chapter Five: MEASURING YOUR PROGRESS
Monitor your progress every few weeks with the tools.
So whether you already suffer from a rotator cuff problem, or simply want to prevent one, “Treat Your Own Rotator Cuff” will guide you step-by-step through an evidence-based program that can iron-plate your shoulders in just minutes a week.
Jim Johnson, P.T., is a physical therapist who has spent over fifteen years treating both inpatients and outpatients with a wide range of pain and mobility problems.
He has written many books based completely on published research and controlled trials including: “The Multifidus Back Pain Solution”; “Treat Your Own Knees”; “The No-Beach, No-Zone, No-Nonsense Weight Loss Plan: A Pocket Guide to What Works”, and “The Sixty-Second Motivator”.
His books have been translated into other languages and thousands of copies have been sold worldwide.
Besides working full-time as a clinician in a large teaching hospital and writing books, Jim Johnson is a certified Clinical Instructor by “The American Physical Therapy Association” and enjoys teaching physical therapy students from all over the United States.
Here’s what people have said about:
“Treat Your Own Rotator Cuff” by Jim Johnson, PT
“I wish I had this book two years ago when the pain started. The exercises described reduced the discomfort and increased the mobility in my shoulder.”
“Thank you for shipping this book so quickly! The author explains the anatomy and physiology of the rotator cuff including the muscles, bones, etc., in simple English that anyone can understand. A lot of information is packed into this volume.”
“I have been suffering with a rotator cuff injury for about four years now. This book helped me understand the causes and treatment of this type of injury. After following the instructions, I was able to gain relief and begin to increase the range of motion. I highly recommend this book for anyone that feels they may have the potential of injuring their rotator cuff in the future. The exercises are a great means of prevention.”
Los Angeles, California
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Treat Your Own Rotator Cuff
by Jim Johnson, PT