Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain can be due to many factors such as the muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia or shoulder joint itself. Due to the shoulder being one of the most flexible joints in the body it also means it is unstable and can be easily injured.

  • Bicipital Tendonitis
  • Frozen Shoulder Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Numbness & Tingling in Arms
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Bursitis Tendonitis
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Strain & Sprain

Signs that you should seek treatment include:

  • Inability to carry objects or use the arm
  • Inability to raise the arm
  • Shoulder pain that occurs at night or while resting
  • Shoulder pain that lasts beyond a few days
  • Injury that causes deformity of the joint
  • Significant bruising or swelling around the joint or arm
  • Signs of an infection, including fever, redness, warmth
  • Any other unusual symptoms

What are the best treatments for shoulder pain?

The treatment of your shoulder pain symptoms depends entirely on the cause of the problem. Therefore, it is important for our Physology Practitioners to accurately assess the root cause before any treatment can start.

Shoulder Pain Treatment

Like all pain conditions, the sooner you get appropriate shoulder pain treatment, the quicker the pain will go away and allow you to go back to normal activities. Also, the sooner you get appropriate shoulder pain treatment, the less likely you are to get a re-occuring and chronic problem.

  • Realignment: Although your shoulder may be hurting, your pelvis, back and neck could be out of alignment, causing the shoulder to throb. For instance, when the structures in the neck are painful, the pain is often felt over the shoulder.
  • Massage Therapy: Massage can relieve the stress in your muscles, relieve your body of toxins, and help increase your range of motion.
  • Ice Application: Ice packs are among the most commonly used treatments for shoulder pain as they can help reduce swelling.
  • Myofascial Release: Myofascial Release targets the restrictions in your soft tissues, which can cause you pain. The areas of restriction are gently released using direct, sustained pressure to the fascial tissue.
  • Trigger Point Therapy: Directly targets those knots or ‘Trigger Points’ which are attributing to your pain. The areas of restriction are gently released using direct, sustained pressure to the muscle tissue.


Shoulder pain can be successfully treated 100% of the time if you can find the underlying cause, rather than just the symptoms. During your assessment your practitioner will carry out a full body assessment to look at your alignment and function (how your body moves and which muscle it uses to do so).

This form of Shoulder pain assessment not only assesses your Shoulder pain, it also identifies the root cause. For example, the root cause of Shoulder pain may be caused by a mis-alignment or impact elsewhere in the body that causes your body to function incorrectly. Physology treat both the Shoulder pain and the cause to ensure symptoms don’t return.

Your practitioner will explain why your shoulder pain started in simple terms you understand. You will also be left with your assessment form which will have diagrams and details of your symptoms which you can refer to at a later date to see the fast results you will achieve with Physology.

After your assessment we can begin treatment which also takes place in your first appointment. At the end of the appointment an outlined treatment plan is discussed which will successfully treat your shoulder pain symptoms AND eradicate the cause to prevent re-occurrence of your pain.

Treatment with Physology

Physology can get you pain free results with our shoulder pain treatment.

We can identify the root cause to your pain and explain in more detail the mechanism of your shoulder pain. Your Physology practitioner will create a treatment plan to correct the postural issues and treat all the damaged tissues required to get you pain free.

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