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Physical therapy is a treatment program that helps reduce pain and increase mobility. If you have shoulder pain or mobility issues, physical therapy can be an important part of your overall pain management strategy. It can even help keep your shoulder condition from getting worse. Pain and mobility issues in your shoulders can make it difficult to perform every day activities, like getting dressed, reaching something up high, or putting something in your back pocket. If you’re having trouble with any activities because of shoulder pain or mobility issues, your doctor may recommend physical therapy.  

A physical therapy program is managed by a physical therapist who is a highly educated and trained medical professional, focused on treating different injuries, diseases, and conditions that cause pain and mobility issues. They can also help patients during the recovery process after a surgical procedure, like shoulder replacement.  

What shoulder conditions are treated with physical therapy?

Physical therapy can help with several different conditions that affect the shoulders, including:

  • Shoulder arthritis 
  • Shoulder bursitis
  • Frozen shoulder 
  • Rotator cuff injuries

What are some physical therapy exercises for shoulder pain?

There are many different exercises that can help shoulder pain and mobility issues. Physical therapy treatments for shoulder pain may include: 

  • Stretching
  • Strengthening
  • Joint mobilization or stabilization activities

Heat, ice, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and athletic taping may be part of your physical therapy program as well.

Physical therapy for shoulder problems at Beaumont

At Beaumont, we provide physical therapy for people of all ages experiencing shoulder mobility and pain issues caused by injuries and other medical conditions. Our team of physical therapists and physical therapist assistants are licensed health care professionals focused on maximizing mobility and relieving pain in a caring environment. 

Talk to your doctor about getting a referral to a Beaumont physical therapist for your shoulder condition. To make an appointment and learn more about physical therapy locations and services at Beaumont, visit https://www.beaumont.org/treatments/physical-therapy.Call 800-633-7377.