Treating Shoulder Impingement at Home

Once you have become familiar with your exercises and treatments that are involved in your physical therapy sessions you will be assigned a special HEP or home exercise program. This HEP is probably the most vital part of any physical therapy episode. Your physical therapist will develop and provide written instructions on which exercises you should be performing at home between physical therapy treatments and will be very similar to the exercises performed in the clinic.

Treatment for Shoulder Impingement

Shoulder impingement can often be resolved through physical therapy without the need for surgical intervention. Upon your initial evaluation at Elite Physical therapy your physical therapist will instruct you through a series of special tests to determine if you are experiencing shoulder impingement syndrome. These tests involve placing your arm in a specific position and activating certain muscles of the rotator cuff.

Dana Williams’ Successful Recovery from Impingement Syndrome

Dana Williams had to put his golf game on hold until he could get relief from the pain in his right shoulder. After x-rays and a steroid shot for temporary relief, Dana came to the Cool Springs location to get help through physical therapy. In about 6 PT visits, he was seeing a big difference in his shoulder range of motion,

Understanding Shoulder Pain and Impingement Syndrome

Shoulder impingement is a very common cause of generalized shoulder pain. The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the body which also makes it the most unstable one Comprised of the humerus (upper arm bone), scapula (shoulder blade), and clavicle (collar bone) it connects the upper arm to rest of the body.