The Rotator cuff is comprised of 4 muscles; subscapularis, supraspinatus, infraspinatus and teres minor.
Subscapularis is involved in movements such as throwing a ball. Supraspinatis assists the deltoids and stabilizes the shoulder joint. Teres minor is mainly a stabilizer and infraspinatis is inolved in reaching over head. Often times, when we experience shoulder pain we assume we have a tear or some sort of damage that will require surgery or corticosteroid injections. More times than not, our rotator cuff pain can be remedied with trigger point therapy, corrective exercise and static or dynamic isolated sports stretching.
That being said, if you have or believe you have a shoulder injury consult your physician before attempting any of the at-home exercises that are available on this page.