Jan. 23: IRSST Has Recommendations for Workers with Rotator Cuff Injuries


Workers who perform tasks with their arms above shoulder height or repetitive tasks are at higher risk of developing shoulder impairment, especially of the rotator cuff. An IRSST review of the literature includes recommendations for diagnostic and clinical evaluation tools, therapeutic interventions, and workplace interventions for workers with rotator cuff impairment. For example, particularly in workers, a therapeutic exercise program can reduce pain, improve shoulder function, and speed up the return to work.