Shoulder Dysfunction


Pain as a result of trauma, impingement syndrome, overuse or a Cervical/Thoracic injury. These lead to improper biomechanics involving the shoulder joint, scapula and cervical/thoracic spine. Movement may become restricted, and activities of daily living may be difficult. Common diagnoses are tendonitis, bursitis, capsulitis, frozen shoulder and partial tears of the rotator cuff.

Symptoms may include:

  1. Pain
  2. Decreased Range of Motion
  3. Decreased Strength

Treatment Options

  • Modalities (ice, heat, electrical stimulation...)
  • Iontophoresis
  • Ultrasound
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Strain/Counterstrain
  • Joint and Spinal Mobilization
  • Therapeutic Exercise for Stretching and Strengthening
  • Postural Re-education

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