Physical Therapy for Shoulders

Physical therapy for shoulders, also known as shoulder rehabilitation or shoulder physiotherapy, focuses on treating shoulder injuries, improving shoulder function, and relieving shoulder pain. Shoulder PT can be used for those struggling with chronic shoulder pain or a shoulder injury. For those going into surgery or recovering from shoulder surgery, there is also pre-op physical therapy for shoulders or post-op shoulder physical therapy.

If you are facing any shoulder problem, physical therapy at Florence Rehabilitation Center in Florence, MS is a great option for you! We offer comprehensive, customized shoulder physical therapy treatment plans designed to improve function, relieve your pain, and increase your shoulder strength.

Types of Shoulder Injuries Physical Therapy Helps

At Florence Rehabilitation Center, we offer physical therapy for shoulders for various shoulder injuries and chronic ailments such a rotator cuff tears, dislocated shoulders, bursitis and tendonitis, labral tears, shoulder impingement, frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis), shoulder instability, fractures, pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation, and more!

What Do They Do at Physical Therapy for Shoulders?

The best physical therapists for shoulder pain will always create a customized treatment plan for your specific needs utilizing a variety of methods to relieve pain and improve function. At Florence Rehabilitation Center, we use a wide range of physical therapy techniques to achieve your goals.

We use therapeutic exercises to strengthen the muscles surrounding the shoulder joint, improve flexibility, and enhance shoulder stability. Our shoulder physical therapists also use manual therapy, where they massage, mobilize, and manipulate the shoulder joint and surrounding soft tissues. The goal of this is to improve your shoulder’s mobility and reduce pain. We also decrease inflammation and pain with hot and cold therapy and HIVAMAT shoulder treatment. A large part of shoulder rehabilitation at FRC is functional training, where we simulate movements you commonly use in everyday life or in sports-specific tasks in order to restore your shoulder function to pre-injury levels. 

After applying all these physical therapy techniques for shoulders, we focus on our education and home exercise program where we train you on methods you can use in everyday life to continue your shoulder recovery and further your healing. This may include information on:

  • Rotator cuff physical therapy exercises
  • Best shoulder pain exercises at home
  • Shoulder pain exercises to avoid
  • Shoulder strengthening exercises at home
  • Much more!

Is Physical Therapy Worth it for Shoulder Pain?

While most people seek physical therapy for pain relief, there is a wide range of added benefits from physical therapy for shoulders.

  • Pain Relief: Through the therapeutic interventions mentioned above, our physical therapists strive to reduce shoulder pain and give you some much-deserved relief!
  • Improved Function: The ultimate goal of shoulder physical therapy is to restore your shoulder’s function. This will include improving your range of motion, strength, stability, and coordination.
  • Preventive Measures: In addition to reducing pain and improving function, physical therapy for shoulders can help prevent future injuries or issues. We address problems such as muscular imbalances and posture issues to reduce the likelihood of chronic shoulder pain. Our team at FRC also teaches proper body mechanics to reduce the risk of future shoulder injuries.
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