Physical Therapy for

Upper Trap Pain

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Upper trap pain

How Does It Feel?

  • Tightness in the upper trap muscles on top of your shoulder blades
  • Aching in the shoulder and neck muscles
  • Throbbing in the upper trap muscles on top of your shoulders and into your neck
  • Stiffness in the neck especially when turning or tilting your head
  • Dull pain in the neck muscles especially when sitting or using your arms

Signs & Symptoms

Inability to bend or rotate your neck

Difficulty looking up, down or over your shoulder

Muscle spasms and pain around the neck and shoulder

Pain in the neck, upper back, shoulders, arms, or hands

Inability to maintain upright posture

Stiffness in the neck and shoulders


What We Do >>

We conduct a thorough examination including the back and hips. 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.

Treatment Plan

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

  • Spinal manipulation/mobilization to decrease pain and improve spinal motion in the neck and mid-back
  • Soft tissue mobilization to reduce muscle guarding and tension in the neck muscles
  • Dry Needling to reduce muscular pain and increase the health of muscle tissue specifically in the neck and upper trap muscles
  • Neuromuscular retraining to teach your body how to move in a better way
  • Mobility training to increase flexibility and range of motion in your neck and mid-back
  • Strength training increase your postural muscle strength as well as strength in the muscles along your shoulder blades
  • Endurance training to improve your postural muscle capacity for things like working or studying

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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