The shoulder is one of the largest and most complex joints within the human body. Ensuring the muscles are strong and the joint is flexible are both imperative to maintaining healthy, functional shoulders.
Our therapists use a combination of strengthening, manual therapy, stretching, and other techniques to help patients recover from shoulder-related injuries or pain.
How do you know if you’re at risk of a shoulder injury?
- Does it feel like your shoulder could slip or pop out of socket?
- Are you unable rotate your arm in all normal positions?
- Is your shoulder stiff, ache-y, or tight?
- Does your shoulder lack the proper strength to complete your daily activities?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you should reach out to us for a consultation. The sooner your injury or condition is identified the better, as shoulder pain can be difficult to resolve if left untreated for an extended period of time.
Common Shoulder Conditions & Injuries:
Physical therapy for shoulder pain, injuries, or replacement typically consists of the following goals:
- Strengthen shoulder muscles and surrounding musculature
- Scapular strengthening, as the shoulder blade (scapula) acts as the foundation for shoulder stability
- Restore the mechanics of the shoulder
- Reduce pain and restore range of motion
- Core & back strengthening
- Posture training