WHAT WE TREAT – Shoulder

The shoulder is the most flexible joint in the human body. It allows you to place and rotate your arm in many positions in front, above, to the side, and behind your body. This flexibility also makes your shoulder susceptible to instability and injury. Early treatment is imperative for a good prognosis. So, if you have shoulder pain, call Manalapan Spine & Physical Therapy Center today for an immediate appointment.

Shoulder Therapy: How It Works

Our physical therapists at Manalapan Spine & Physical Therapy Center will always start by asking you questions designed to help figure out the scope of the problem, everything from your lifestyle to medical history. We will also perform a physical examination to assess swelling, tenderness, range of motion, strength or weakness, instability, and/or deformity of the shoulder.

Shoulder Therapy: Your Personalized Plan

Our next step is to create a treatment plan to help relieve your shoulder pain. In addition to giving you exercises to improve your flexibility, strength, and stability, other options include:

  • Application of ice or heat
  • Electrical stimulation of muscle groups
  • Ultrasound and cold laser therapy
  • Massage and trigger point therapy
  • Shoulder joint mobilization

Most physical therapy sessions last about an hour, although the time can vary. The total number of sessions will depend on the particular circumstances of your shoulder pain. Some patients need only a few sessions, while others may require months of therapy..

Shoulder Therapy: Education and Exercise

Following the right physical therapy should not only enable you to feel better faster, but also stay pain-free following your recovery. Call Manalapan Spine & Physical Therapy Center if you experience any of the following conditions:

  • Shoulder Sprain / Strain
  • Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Shoulder Tendonitis / Bursitis
  • Shoulder Instability Arthritis