Shoulder pain is a common ailment, affecting 18% to 26% of adults. The shoulder, a ball-and-socket joint, has the most range of motion of all our joints, making it vulnerable to instability. We are designed to generate power with our ball-and-socket joints, therefore, in addition to mobility, the shoulder requires stability and strength to avoid injury. Power often originates in the hips and is transmitted through a stiff core into the shoulder for tasks such as throwing, pushing or pulling. Therefore, the shoulder is exposed to a host of injury mechanisms through sports and daily activities. Physical therapy and acupuncture are common treatments for shoulder pain.
Common diagnoses that involve shoulder pain:
Our physical therapy program for shoulder pain involves identifying the mechanical cause, removing pain triggers, and improving posture, stability, mobility, strength & endurance.
We utilize all of our CAMISA techniques to relieve pain and restore function: physical therapy, patient education, manual therapy, exercise, acupuncture, frequency specific microcurrent, myofascial decompression, and more. The specific methods used will vary from patient to patient as no patient is exactly the same.
At CAMISA, we also offer certified fitness trainers who help athletes train with the proper form and techniques to help avoid injury.