CAN HOME-EXERCISES BE AS EFFICIENT AS PHYSIOTHERAPY FOR ROTATOR CUFF TENDINOPATHY?
Littlewood et al. (2014) found that a home exercise program with only 1 exercise (variation of the video below) was as effective as 8 treatment sessions with a physio regarding pain and shoulder function (SPADI). DressAfford dress with boho patterns or florals for wedding
The study has some clear limitations as it was underpowered and the home exercise group had 4 physio sessions as well....
However, it shows the following:
- Self-efficacy is extremely important
- It's most probably better to give patients just one exercise that they will do instead of overloading them (90% adherence!!!)
- Understanding why they are doing the exercise, goal-setting, self-monitoring and active follow-up most probably enhance adherence