Shoulder Pain Treatment

The best physical therapy treatment for shoulder pain can vary depending on the specific cause and severity of the pain. However, there are some common physical therapy techniques that are often effective in addressing shoulder pain, including such conditions as shoulder tendinitis, shoulder bursitis, rotator cuff injury, and frozen shoulder. A Saunders physical therapist can help determine the most suitable treatment plan for your individual condition. Our goal is to achieve pain relief as soon as possible, and then to restore normal motion, strength, and posture to prevent recurrence of your symptoms. Saunders physical therapists specialize in shoulder pain treatment – choosing Saunders means you will be treated by an experienced professional. Here are some common physical therapy treatments we might use for your condition:

The Saunders Shoulder Pain Treatment Approach

Manual Therapy: This includes hands-on techniques performed by a physical therapist to mobilize and manipulate the shoulder joint and surrounding tissues. Manual therapy can help improve joint mobility, reduce pain, and restore normal shoulder function.

Therapeutic Exercises: Our physical therapists will prescribe specific exercises to strengthen the muscles around the shoulder joint, improve flexibility, and enhance stability. These exercises may include range of motion exercises, resistance training, and stretching.

Modalities: Therapeutic modalities can be used to reduce pain, inflammation, and muscle tension in the shoulder area.

Posture Correction: Poor posture can contribute to shoulder pain. Our experts will assess and provide strategies to improve posture, reducing stress on the shoulder joint.

Functional Training: This involves practicing movements and activities that are relevant to your daily life or sports activities. Functional training helps to integrate the improved strength and flexibility into real-life situations.

Activity Modification: Your physical therapist may advise you on modifying certain activities or movements that aggravate your shoulder pain to prevent further injury.

Education and Home Exercises: A crucial part of physical therapy is learning about your condition and performing home exercises and self-management techniques to continue progress outside of therapy sessions.

Taping and Bracing: In some cases, taping or bracing techniques may be used to support the shoulder joint and facilitate healing.

Shoulder Pain Treatment
Remember, every individual’s condition is unique, and the best physical therapy treatment for shoulder pain will depend on the underlying cause of the pain. A personalized approach from an expert physical therapist is vital to achieve the best results. Additionally, it’s essential to follow the therapist’s advice and be consistent with the exercises and treatments to maximize the benefits of physical therapy.