Shoulder Injuries

Lifestyle Physical Therapy treats shoulder pain and dysfunction. The shoulder is extremely complex and if one component is not working correctly it can throw the whole system off. Our Evaluation is focused on you and getting to the root cause of the problem. We take a whole-body approach that looks at how posture, strength, body mechanics, and restricted mobility may have contributed to your shoulder injury. We provide 1 on 1 care which gives us focused attention on you to get you back to doing the things you love, competing at your highest level of performance, and preventing future injuries despite pain, injury, or disability.

Shoulder Injuries

Types of Shoulder Injuries

  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Rotator Cuff tendonitis
  • Biceps tendonitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
  • Long thoracic nerve damage resulting in winging of scapula (common in tennis players)
  • Bursitis
  • Glenohumeral Fracture

What to do if you have a shoulder Injury

  • Stop your current activity
  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression
  • Elevation
  • Seek an evaluation from your physical therapist or physician

What causes shoulder injuries?

  • Falls
  • Repetitive overhead activity in daily activity, work, or sport
  • Contact sports
  • Poor posture
  • Some antibiotics can weaken tendon attachment and result in ruptured tendons. See precautions listed on medications and adhere to recommended levels of activity.

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