Genetic Factors in Rotator Cuff Pathology – Part 2

In Part 1 of this article, we began looking at genetic factors in rotator cuff pathology and the future implications for sports physical therapists. In Part 2, we explore the influence genetics may have on a person’s recovery after a rotator cuff tear. Do your genes predispose you to rotator cuff problems? Studies show that genetic and cellular markers may …

Dr. Travis Orth

PT, DPT, OCS

Genetic Factors in Rotator Cuff Pathology- Part 1

There has been a substantial amount of new research on how the field of genetics is influencing the practice of medicine across disciplines. Prior to becoming a physical therapist, I studied cell and molecular biology at Michigan State University, and I still have a strong interest and appreciation for how genetics impact all aspects of life. Over the past several …

Dr. Travis Orth

PT, DPT, OCS