Shoulder Pain Specialist

Empire Physical Therapy & Athletic Rehabilitation, PC

Physical Therapists located in Midtown East, New York, NY

The shoulder has a wider range of motion than any other joint in your body, which makes it vulnerable to a host of injuries and painful conditions. The physical therapy experts Billy Reilly, MS, PT, and Paul LaRosa, MS, PT at Empire Physical Therapy & Athletic Rehabilitation, PC provide personalized care for patients of all ages suffering from shoulder pain. Visit their practice on the East Side of Manhattan in New York City to find out how physical therapy can help you recover from shoulder pain. Call or book an appointment online today.

Shoulder Pain Q & A

What is shoulder pain?

The shoulder is a complex joint where several tendons and muscles come together to provide a wide range of motion in your arm. Whether you’re reaching for something on a high shelf or throwing a ball, your shoulder plays a key role in many different movements.

Damage or injury to any of the bones, tendons, or muscles in this joint may be the source of shoulder pain. Even mild to moderate shoulder pain can cause you to miss work or keep you from participating in your favorite activities.

Regardless of the type of shoulder pain you’re experiencing, the knowledgeable experts at Empire Physical Therapy create an individualized treatment plan to get you moving again.

What causes shoulder pain?

From common sports injuries like rotator cuff tears to degenerative diseases such as osteoarthritis, the experts at Empire Physical Therapy provide comprehensive, one-on-one treatment for the full spectrum of shoulder issues, including:

  • Shoulder impingement
  • Shoulder tendonitis
  • Shoulder bursitis
  • Labral Tears
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Shoulder instability
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Shoulder strains and sprains
  • Collarbone (clavicle) fractures
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome

They also provide treatment to aid in recovery after total shoulder replacement surgery.

How can physical therapy help shoulder pain?

The team at Empire Physical Therapy believe in treating the individual, not just the injury. Your path to recovery begins with a thorough evaluation by a licensed physical therapist. You can expect the initial consultation to last about an hour, with follow-up visits lasting 45 minutes to an hour.

Your provider at Empire Physical Therapy designs a treatment plan to help you relieve pain and restore normal range of motion to your shoulder. You can expect to work one-on-one in the privacy of your own treatment room, and you’ll see the same therapist at each visit.

Depending on your needs, physical therapy for shoulder pain may include:

  • Hands-on (manual) therapy
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Variable mode electrical stimulation

Empire Physical Therapy also has a full gym with top-of-the-line equipment to help you improve strength and flexibility in your shoulder.

If you have an injury or medical condition that causes shoulder pain, call Empire Physical Therapy or book an appointment online.