Physical therapy is often times successful for avoiding surgery in people with rotator cuff tears. A properly designed program that takes into consideration the normal function of the shoulder joint and these three keys to rotator cuff rehabilitation should help put you in the best position to succeed.
A recent study publish in the prestigious American Journal of Sports Medicine demonstrated that PCL injuries can be successfully treated without surgery by following an appropriate rehabilitation program.
A recent study published in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery looked at the effectiveness of physical therapy in treating rotator cuff tears. 74% of patients with rotator cuff tears were able to avoid surgery by performing physical therapy.