The shoulder is a very unique joint of the body. The flexibility of the shoulder, which permits a great variety of movement, also puts the shoulder at greater risk for injury.
Because the shoulder is the most movable joint in the body, it can also be an unstable joint. That instability increases the likelihood of joint injury, often leading to a degenerative process in which tissues break down and no longer function well.
Shoulder pain may be localized or referred to areas around the shoulder or down the arm. Pain felt in the region of the shoulder blade is often has its origin in the neck.
Since the shoulder has such a wide range of movement and is subjected to considerable force at times, it can be prone to injury.
The shoulder is a ball and socket joint supported by muscles and ligaments.
The rotator cuff is a group of four tendons and muscles that surround the shoulder joint. Unfortunately, it is also a group of muscles that is frequently injured by tears, tendonitis, impingement, bursitis, and strains.
Our therapists specialize in treating shoulder injuries of all kinds. We will evaluate the motion and strength of your shoulder and will utilize specific tests to determine the source of your problem.