Development of a self-managed loaded exercise programme for rotator cuff tendinopathy

Chris Littlewood, Peter Malliaras, Sue Mawson, Stephen May, Stephen Walters

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This paper describes a self-managed loaded exercise programme which has been designed to address the pain and disability associated with rotator cuff tendinopathy. The intervention has been developed with reference to current self-management theory and with reference to the emerging benefit of loaded exercise for tendinopathy. This self-managed loaded exercise programme is being evaluated within the mixed methods SELF study (ISRCTN 84709751) which includes a pragmatic randomised controlled trial conducted within the UK National Health Service.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)358-362
Number of pages5
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Exercise
  • Rehabilitation
  • Rotator cuff
  • Self-management
  • Tendinopathy

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