Had mine done in Feb (supraspinatus, bone spurs, destroyed labrum). Back to/above original strength levels now.
Actually, I scanned thru the article posted above. Pretty much followed that protocol.
1st 4 weeks - no direct work on repaired cuff. Focused on increasing (severe) pain free ROM. It always hurt, so it push it, but not to further injury.
wk 5, taper above, start direct work, arm weight only.
wk 6, direct work, 1-3 lbs
wk 7, band/weight work, up to 5 lbs
wk 8, bands, weight work, up to 5 lbs.
Typically 3 sets 10-20 reps.
After 8 wks, started lifting VERY carefully, slowly upping weight 5-10lbs/wk, do not reinjure.
Invested in set of therabands from amazon. Cheap, easy to use. Still use as rehab every workout.
Still bothers me when I over do it. I just back off/level out weights until inflammation settles.
I'd did up my fish oil/Flameout and circumin ALOT for 3 months. I think it made a significant difference.
Dr was actually amazed my recovery went so well, especially ROM.