Exercises for rotator cuff tears are primarily concerned with placing a gradual increase in load through the torn tendon. These shoulder strengthening exercises stimulate the injury site to heal and build strength throughout the other areas of the rotator cuff to compensate. Perform stretches/ mobility exercises for 5×30 seconds twice daily. Perform strength exercises with 3-4 sets x15 repetitions once daily or every other day. Find a difficulty level that is challenging without causing excessive pain.