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Shoulder Pain

When you are referred to Physical Therapy for treatment of shoulder pain, a highly trained licensed Physical Therapist will perform an Initial Evaluation to determine the contributing factors of the pain and identify limitations. Thorough Evaluation is key to successful treatments.The shoulder is one of the most complicated joints in the body and has to move through an incredible range of motion while maintaining strength and support. The shoulder actually has multiple joints that connect your humerus, collarbone and shoulder blade to function as one unit. Shoulder pain can occur for a variety of reasons, but is typically from poor posture, weakness of rotator cuff muscles or injury. 

Since the shoulder motions are so complex, it takes experts in movement analysis to truly understand what is the root cause of your problem. Our expert physical therapists at Houghton Physical Therapy have years of training in movement analysis to determine exactly where your pain is coming from. We put together a comprehensive treatment plan that will quickly relieve your pain and return your shoulder’s maximal range of motion. The goal is to get you back to normal activities, as pain-free and as quickly as possible. Furthermore, we educate you on posture techniques and simple exercises you can do to maintain your shoulder health.

Communication with your therapist is key during your treatment sessions to determine if proper progress is being made or if your therapist will need to contact your physician to determine what your best options will be. This may include further testing such as an x-ray, MRI, or a CT scan. Your physician may also choose to add or change your medication or choose to use an injection to help ease the symptoms and maximize therapy.

If you have had shoulder surgery, count on us to work with you and your physician to achieve the best outcomes. With years of experience in helping patients fully recover from shoulder surgery, you are in good hands at Houghton Physical Therapy & Sports Conditioning. Call us today or click Request Appointment to learn more how we can help you quickly relieve your shoulder pain!