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.
Development of a self-managed loaded exercise programme for rotator cuff tendinopathy.Physiotherapy - December 2013 (Vol. 99, Issue 4, Pages 358-362, DOI: 10.1016/j.physio.2012.12.002)