Shoulder Pain

The shoulder is the most mobile joint in your body. It is a ball and socket joint made up of these 3 bones that are held in place by muscles, tendons and ligaments:

  1. Upper Arm (Humerus)
  2. Shoulder Blade (Scapula)
  3. Collarbone (Clavicle)

Because of its extreme mobility, the shoulder is highly prone to injury and is a common source of joint pain. To allow for the shoulder's wide range of movement, it must rely on multiple ligaments and muscles for stability. As a result, the potential for developing muscle imbalances is increased and can be a cause for shoulder dysfunction. In addition, the arm is part of our protective mechanism during falls as we often use our outstretched arm to “break” a fall. Physical therapy can help following an injury whether it be as a result of overuse, surgery, simple strain, or a fall. Physical therapy focuses on restoring motion, strength, and improving joint alignment to help decrease pain and meet your goals.

Common conditions we help include:

  • Bursitis/Tendonitis
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Sports Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Frozen Shoulder/Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Labral Tear
  • Dislocation/Instability
  • Sprain/Strain
  • Fractures
  • Postsurgical Rehabilitation