How long is physical therapy for rotator cuff surgery?

May19th 2020

Physical therapy after rotator cuff repair may last 3-6 months after surgery. It often begins at two times per week and then decreases to 2-4 times per month toward the end of the treatment time. Even when there is no pain and a good range of motion, patients who have had rotator cuff repair need a careful progression of resistance exercises and activity due to the potential to re-tear for up to six months postoperatively.