Have 3 tears in my rotator cuff, and was told surgery was my best option. I asked about physical therapy, and was told I could try it, but don't expect too much. I had been to Bay State Physical Therapy twice before, after back surgery and ankle surgery, and was pleased with the outcome, so went back for my shoulder. They worked with me to develop the muscles around the rotator cuff to compensate for the tears; and, much to my surprise, I am now improved to a point that I am no longer considering surgery. Would highly recommend Bay State Physical Therapy.