Rotator Cuff Related Pain – Strengthening & Testing Rotator Cuff Complex

You can perform this test or exercise with your ankles secured under a bar, on a squat rack or wall bar or have a partner hold your feet and ankles down. Use a yoga mat to make it more comfortable for your knees.

Start by pulling in your inner core and keep it engaged the entire time. With your hands out in front of you, then slowly lower yourself down to the ground in a controlled manner into a push up position. Once you make contact with the ground, then push yourself back up. Repeat this for 5 repetitions. If you don’t have any pain then you can perform this as an exercise to strengthen your shoulder for 10 repetitions 3 sets daily.

If you do have any pain or dysfunction in your shoulder doing this test, it may be an indicator of a rotator cuff related injury and you might want to come into one of our clinics at either the Vancouver or North Burnaby locations to have one of our Physiotherapists check you out.