What Shoulder Injuries Can Physical Therapy Treat?
Many of the most common injuries of the shoulder can successfully be managed with physical therapy without the need for surgery. These include:
- Frozen Shoulder - also known as adhesive capsulitis, is the gradual reduction of range of motion over time that is not only inconvenient but is painful.
- Shoulder Bursitis - refers to the impingement of the bursa located between the shoulder blade and the humerus bone.
- Rotator Cuff Tendonitis - occurs when the four adjoining muscles of the rotator cuff get pinged underneath the shoulder blade.
How Can Physical Therapy near Kings Park Help?
No matter the injury you may be suffering with, The Physical Therapy Experience located in Oceanside NY and Smithtown NY can help you. Shoulder injuries are difficult to self-diagnose so it is essential to visit with a physical therapist as soon as you notice pain or discomfort.
During your physical therapy evaluation, a physical therapist from our team will examine the injured shoulder and discuss your lifestyle factors and the progression of your pain and discomfort in order to create an individualized action plan best for you.
This individualized action plan will include:
- Therapeutic Exercises performed in-office
- Lifestyle modifications
- At-home exercises
Depending on the nature of your injury, physical therapy is your best option as it’s non-invasive and less costly than proceeding with surgery. If your injury is severe enough to need surgery, a physical therapist from our team can help guide you through the process including pre-surgical rehabilitation and post-surgical rehabilitation to promote the best possible healing.
If you are looking for physical therapy near Kings Park, The Physical Therapy Experience has been serving both Nassau and Suffolk Counties for several years. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you reduce your shoulder discomfort.