The Role Of Physical Therapy in Your Shoulder Pain

July 14, 2020 – Last week we discussed the different types of shoulder pain that you may experience at some point in your life. These pains all have some connections but can affect you in many different ways. Once the source of the pain has been identified we need to move forward on helping to get that pain resolved.

First the therapist will do an evaluation to help you understand the underlying cause of your pain. This evaluation will also develop some baseline measurements on what your motion, strength, and function currently are versus what they would normally be.

Next, the therapist will work with you to build a plan to start to get you back on the right track. Initially this plan usually focuses on pain management, improving shoulder motion and flexibility. Postural assessments, sleep education, and developing pain free movement patterns are also often discussed.

As your pain decreases and your motion returns then strength and stability become the main focus. These are used to get you back to doing what you want to be doing. We can focus on getting you as strong as we can, but if you can’t get back to working or your hobbies then what does it matter? It is important that you and the therapist work together to develop a plan that is specific to what you need.

At Witte Physical Therapy we work for you. You and your goals are our number 1 priority. Not all shoulder pain is the same and not all patients have the same goals. Your plan will be set up specific to your needs to help you efficiently and effectively get back to doing what you need to do. Call us today at 402-234-3333 in Louisville or 402-298-4747 in Plattsmouth to schedule your free consultation.

References:

https://www.webmd.com/pain-management/physical-therapy-rotator-cuff-tear#2

https://www.restoreorthopedics.com/blog/night-time-shoulder-pain-and-what-to-do-about-it