Shoulder Therapy has been proven to be quite effective for shoulder pain. The purpose of shoulder therapy is to strengthen essentially the other muscles of the rotator cuff. Shoulder therapy does this by using numerous small muscle exercises and that is why shoulder therapy does not typically involve a lot of heavy weight.
The shoulder therapy will particularly work on the subscapularis and Infraspinatus muscles that will draw down the humeral head and allow it to sit better in its socket. By doing this, the shoulder therapy will essentially take pressure off a superspinatus allowing the superspinatus to heal and not become impinged upon. Shoulder therapy typically will last for 6, 8, 12 weeks and involves specific exercises under the guidance of a physical therapist. Doctors will typically not prescribe their own shoulder therapy to a patient and will utilize a physical therapist because of the complexities of shoulder movements.
Shoulder therapy has proven to be quite effective for shoulder pain particularly due to rotator cuff tendonitis. Shoulder therapy will frequently allow someone to avoid surgery. Like all good therapy, shoulder therapy will teach the patient to perform the exercises at home in an on-going manner.