Physical Therapy for

Shoulder Labrum (SLAP) Tear

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Shoulder pain

How Does It Feel?

  • Aching in the shoulder joint
  • Throbbing in the shoulder joint
  • Tense in the shoulder, scapula and neck muscles
  • Spasm in the shoulder, scapula and neck muscles
  • Instability in the shoulder joint
  • Clicking in the shoulder joint especially with specific movements
  • Popping in the shoulder joint
  • Subluxing of the shoulder joint

Signs & Symptoms

Inability to perform daily activities due to pain or stiffness

Pain with overhead motions

Pain with throwing

Difficulty reaching above head, behind back, or across chest

Loss of motion at the shoulder

Weakness in the shoulder or arm

Muscle spasms and pain around the neck and shoulder

Pain in the neck, shoulders, arms, or hand

Weakness in the shoulder, arms, or hand

Numbness or tingling in the shoulder, arms, or hand

Stiffness in the shoulder

Inability in the shoulder

Difficulty sleeping due to pain


What We Do

We conduct a thorough examination including the head, neck, and arms. We determine the root cause of your symptoms to ensure that physical therapy treatment is the best option for you.

How We Do It

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.

Why We Do It

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.

Recent research has also shown that many people have a labrum (SLAP) tear in their shoulder and never have pain or dysfunction. Our treatment focuses on strengthening the rotator cuff muscles, the scapular muscles, and improving strength in the most painful positions to return to your active lifestyle!

Studies now indicate that conservative care like physical therapy and progressive strengthening is often more effective to treat labrum (SLAP) tears than surgery or more invasive treatments.

Treatment Plan

We may use a combination of the following
techniques to help you get your life back:

  • Joint manipulation/mobilization to decrease pain and improve shoulder motion
  • Soft tissue mobilization to reduce muscle guarding and tension to allow you move easier with less pain
  • Dry Needling to reduce muscular pain and increase the health of muscle tissue in the shoulder and around the scapula
  • Neuromuscular retraining to teach your body how to move your shoulder complex in a better way
  • Mobility training to increase flexibility and range of motion in your chest, back, and shoulder blades
  • Strength training increase your rotator cuff, scapula, and overall shoulder strength
  • Endurance training to improve your capacity to do what you love without pain

What Should I Do Next?

Schedule an initial examination
Let us find the root cause of your pain
Create a custom treatment plan for you
Start living pain-free!

Eliminate Pain, Enjoy Your Life, B Your Best!

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