Shoulder pain or difficulty raising your arm can greatly affect your life. Unlike other pains that can be managed with medication or general massage for a while without effecting your daily life, shoulder issues can actively stop you from doing daily chores such as vacuuming, driving, washing dishes, or cooking.
Shoulder issues are often very complex from a muscular or skeletal perspective which makes it more difficult to get significant results with general or non-targeted work. Shoulder pain can be affected by the movement of the spine, the shoulder blade, the neck, and the shoulder itself; this means that a detailed assessment of shoulder pain requires a look at all of these areas.
During your initial consultation we will ask you a few questions about your symptoms to better understand the specifics of your issues. In the case of shoulder pain we may want to know if you can remember when it first flared up, or what activities make it better or worse. We will take a detailed look at HOW you shoulder moves as well as the length and strength of various muscles to determine where the pain is coming from.
Once we have determined our course of therapy we use very specific and highly targeted hands on therapies including massage, neuromuscular therapy, active release therapies, movement therapies and others to help you find relief.