How common is shoulder pain and dysfunction?
According to the AAOS (American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons), there were 7.5 million people that presented with some type of shoulder pain or dysfunction

What are warning signs of a possible shoulder injury?
Do you have stiffness of shoulder motions?
Am I able to move my arm through all planes of motion and is it comparable to my non-involved arm?
Do you have feelings of instability, does your shoulder feel like it is going to “pop” out of place?
Is my involved arm weaker than the non-involved arm?
What are common causes of shoulder injuries?

Overuse and/or Underuse
Acute Injury
Poor Posture

What can I do if I experience any of the above concerns?

By consulting a Licensed Physical Therapist they are able to provide a comprehensive movement and biomechanical examination of your shoulder. We can provide a pro-active approach to help you understand the cause of your pain and offer an individualized treatment program to restore normal function of your shoulder and help you return to pain free motions.

Besides offering a personalized treatment program for each patient; we are also able to encourage specific exercises and identify potential risk factors, and if it is not a condition we are able to treat we are able to make the appropriate referral to an Orthopedic Surgeon.

What are treatments that I can expect at physical therapy?
Manual Therapy Techniques
Strengthening and stretching activities specific to the motion impaired
Modalities to include Moist Heat, Ice, TENS, and other various electrical modalities aimed at decreasing pain
Postural Education
Comprehensive Home Exercise Program so that patients can begin to manage their conditions by activities at home

What type of shoulder injuries are treated by physical therapists?
Rehabilitation following Orthopedic Surgery
Impingement Syndromes
Chronic Dislocation/Instability
Adhesive Capsulitis