What Happens During Shoulder Physical Therapy?
Millions of people suffer from shoulder pain. From shoulder impingement, mild to moderate osteoarthritis, to things such as small rotator cuff tears. These are all agonizing experiences and sometimes can require surgical intervention to remediate. One element to this is the implementation of physical therapy in Miami. This can either be a tactic used to avoid surgery altogether or be the tool to reduce your recovery time. In general, physical therapy can drastically improve quality of life, minimize chronic discomfort, and should be highly considered for those living in discomfort.
What can you expect when you walk into our physical therapist’s office for the first time?
Implementation of a Treatment Plan
Once our physical therapist goes through all the necessary steps to reach a correct diagnosis, next is formulating and implementing your treatment plan. The procedure should target your particular shoulder areas of concern to reduce pain, restore mobility, and allow you to regain daily function so you can reestablish the quality of your life.
Some things that our physical therapist may utilize, along with manual therapy and muscle release to the shoulder, include processes that involve exercise, stability training, mobility work, and attention to surrounding structures that may be contributing to the limitation. These methods can improve your shoulder blood flow, which can help with flexibility and reduce swelling. They will also likely work on shoulder exercises with you that are meant to help you move and feel better, both in the facility and at home.
One thing to remember is that though the first couple of sessions might be hard on you, if you stick with it, your body will adapt to those new movements and become a valuable asset for your shoulder recovery.
- Arthritis or Osteoarthritis
- Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis)
- Biceps Tendon Tear at the Shoulder
- Breaks and Fractures
- Bursitis of the Shoulder
- Chronic Shoulder Pain
- Dislocated Shoulder
- Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
- Glenoid Labral Tear
- Hyaline Cartilage Injury
- Impingement Syndrome of the Shoulder
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Rotator Cuff Injury
- Shoulder Strain or Sprains
- Swimmer's Shoulder
- Shoulder Tendinitis
- Separated Shoulder
- (Acromioclavicular Joint Separation)
Symmetry Physical Therapy is a privately owned one-on-one, patient-centered physical therapy clinic in Downtown Miami/Brickell. Every treatment is with the same Doctor of Physical Therapy for the entire hour. Symmetry’s specialized, dedicated, and passionate team of physical therapists is fully committed to each patient’s success.