Shoulder Pain – Superior Physical Therapy

Shoulder Pain

Do you live in Traverse City and are suffering with shoulder pain? Have you been told that you have a rotator cuff tear? Have you been told that surgery is the only answer?  Are you looking for natural ways to heal without medications, injections or surgery?  Have you tried massage, chiropractic, and maybe even traditional physical therapy and had no relief? Is your shoulder pain making it difficult to even sleep at night? Are you unable to lift your arm above your head without pain in the shoulder?

If you answered yes to any of these questions and you live in Traverse City we have a solution for you.  More and more patients are being told that surgery is the only answer to relief their shoulder pain but research is indicating just the opposite.  Physical Therapy is the most effective treatment available to relieve shoulder pain.  But not all physical therapy is created equal.  The Shoulder specialists at Superior Physical Therapy are trained to identify the actual cause of shoulder pain, not just how to treat the symptom.  This is done by a deep understanding of how the shoulder is effected by other parts of the body.  New science Indicates that the shoulder is influenced greatly by the mobility of the shoulder blade and upper spine as well as how well the hips are moving.  With this thought process we are able to identify the shoulder symptoms/diagnosis which commonly are:

  • Rotator cuff partial tear
  • Rotator cuff full thickness tear
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome
  • Shoulder bursitis
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Labral tearing
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome

In addition to identifying the diagnosis or symptom we are also able to identify the biomechanical dysfunction that is causing the symptom. This common includes:

  • Poor thoracic mobility
  • Poor scapular mobility
  • Tightness in the neck musculature squeezing on the nerves the run to the shoulder
  • Poor hip mobility and strength leading to overuse of the shoulder

This thought process is unique in Traverse City and allows the body to heal itself naturally, repairing damaged tissues naturally and allow you to get treatment that is effective, low risk and avoids medications, injections, and surgery.  Maybe providers including traditional physical therapists, chiropractors, surgeons, primary physicians focus only on the symptom of pain.  This does not provide a long term solution.

If you live in Traverse City and are interested in learning more ways we can help you fix your shoulder pain please call 231.944.6541 today.  We are the Traverse City Shoulder Pain Specialists.

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