Project Description



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The shoulder is one of the most mobile joints in the body which allows the arm to move in many different positions. This requires many muscles to work together to move the arm effectively. The large available range of motion, complex sequencing of muscle coordination, and repetitive demands placed on the shoulder can make the shoulder prone to injury.

Symptoms of Shoulder Dysfunction

  • Pain

  • Limited range of motion

  • Weakness

  • Muscle spasm

  • Clicking, catching, or clunking

  • Functional limitations with self cares, daily activities, work duties, caring for others, and/or participation in sports or hobbies

Common Shoulder Dysfunctions

  • Rotator Cuff Sprains / Tears

  • Impingement Syndrome

  • Instability / Dislocation

  • Sprain to the AC, SC, or Glenohumeral joint

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Tendonitis / Bursitis

  • Scapular Dyskinesia / Winging

  • Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)

  • Labral Tears

  • Muscle Strains

  • Post-Surgical Recovery

How Physical Therapy Can Help

Select Therapy’s team of experienced physical and occupational therapists are experts in treating many shoulder dysfunctions. Your therapist will begin by taking a detailed history of your shoulder problem. They will then perform a thorough examination of your shoulder including measuring range of motion, testing muscle strength, and performing special tests that can help to diagnose the underlying problem. Treatment will be personalized based on your symptoms and functional limitations.

Feel free to call our office, for more information or to answer any questions specific to your needs.