We conduct a thorough examination including the head, neck, spine, and arms. We determine the root cause of your symptoms to ensure that physical therapy treatment is the best option for you.
We examine posture, range of motion, strength, reflexes, sensation, soft tissue mobility, joint mobility, nerve mobility, and functional movements to create a custom treatment plan. We also take into account any imaging that you have had like X-Rays, MRI, CT scans, etc.
There are 4 primary rotator cuff muscles (supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, subscapularis). Our in-depth examination helps determine which muscle(s) are likely affected. We can target our treatment specifically to the muscle(s) that are injured.
Did you know?! The supraspinatus muscle is the most commonly injured rotator cuff muscle in the shoulder.
Recent research has actually shown that physical therapy is a better option than surgery, pain medication and injections. We can help you avoid unnecessary invasive procedures and tests that cost a fortune with limited effectiveness.
In fact, the 4 rotator cuff muscles are like a blanket and sometimes that blanket gets small tears in it. However, studies have shown that conservative treatment like physical therapy can actually improve rotator cuff strength and reduce the size of these tears!
I had completely given up on my shoulder. I hadn't bench pressed or overhead pressed anything in over a year, and a single pushup would leave me in pain for days. After trying everything I could read about online AND going to a different physical therapist (who essentially gave up on me) a friend recommended Steven to me. Steven took the time to assess my range of motion and general limitations. We came up with a plan for what we could do in his office and while I was at the gym. It took a lot of effort, but with his help, I was able to resume all of the activities I used to be able to do in a few short months. The best part is that I've learned how to prepare myself better for these activities through Steven's advice. I highly recommend Steven and his team if you're like me and want to get back to your active lifestyle!!