Shoulder Physical Therapy in Calgary, AB

Manage Shoulder Pain with Expert Physiotherapists

Shoulder Treatment

Are you bothered by severe shoulder pain and looking for physiotherapy? Radiant Physiotherapy is here to help you.

Shoulder pain can be caused by general wear and tear of your muscles or ligaments and tendons. It can also happen because of an injury or inflammation within the shoulder bones and muscles.

Shoulder pains can be debilitating and crippling. But don't let the pain interfere with your life as shoulder physiotherapy is a good way to relieve shoulder pain. Our team of expert physiotherapists at Radiant Physiotherapy Clinic ensures that you get back to feeling your best within no time. We offer one-to-one sessions that are personalized to meet your exact needs so that you receive the most comprehensive care for your shoulder pain. 

Common Shoulder Injuries

  • Shoulder Tendonitis: This is usually referred to inflammation of the rotator cuff tendons. There are several causes for tendonitis but mainly it is caused by a tendon being pinched by nearby structures. This can happen as a result of sports injuries or repetitive overuse strain. 

  • Shoulder bursitis: This is caused by overuse or repetitive shoulder stress. Trauma to the shoulder may also be a cause of bursitis. Bursitis is the inflammation or irritation of the bursa sac. The most common one to be inflamed is the subacromial bursa

  • Frozen Shoulder: Frozen shoulder is a condition that causes intense pain and stiffness in the shoulder joints. Frozen shoulders may resolve on their own but will take longer. Frozen shoulder causes pain due to tightness or contraction of the shoulder joint capsule

  • Shoulder Separation: In this condition, the ligaments joining the shoulder blades and the collarbone get torn. Caused by sudden impacts like accidents and sports injuries, shoulder separation can be intensely painful. 

  • Rotator Cuff Injury: A rotator cuff is a group of muscles around the shoulder joint. When this rotator cuff gets injured, it can cause a dull nagging ache. Rotator cuff injuries are caused by repeated and prolonged overhead activities like reaching, pushing, or lifting with outstretched arms.

  • Shoulder Dislocation: This happens when the shoulder comes out of the socket, resulting in excruciating pain and discomfort. As a common occurrence in contact sports, shoulder dislocation requires medical attention.

Physiotherapy Treatments for Shoulder Pain

  • Shockwave therapy: A non-invasive treatment used to treat persistent injury or pain, it uses powerful sound waves to deliver high energy to painful spots and musculoskeletal tissues. Shockwave therapy is meant to trigger the body’s natural healing response.

  • Manual therapy: This is a kind of physical therapy that uses skilled hands-on techniques such as manipulation and mobilization to alleviate pain. Manual therapy is effective in relieving shoulder pain and can be used in combination with other methods.

  • Dry needling: It uses a very fine needle to release the tight muscles or shortened muscles. This is an instant release and with that you will see an improved range of motion and flexibility. It is a very effective modality to reduce pain and increase mobility. Dry needling can be used to address shoulder pain and release excessive muscle tension.

Some other treatment options include:

  • Strengthening exercises

  • Stability exercises -  to improve rotator cuff muscles function

  • Modalities as TENS and ultrasound can help reduce inflammation and pain

  • Cold compress 

Your Physiotherapist Shoulder Specialist in Calgary

If you are dealing with extreme shoulder pain, you need not suffer any longer. Radiant Physiotherapy can help you get rid of your shoulder pain. With customized one-to-one sessions with our expert physiotherapists, you can go back to a more active lifestyle minus the pain.

As one of the most trusted physiotherapists in Calgary, NW, our team of experts at Radiant Physiotherapy Clinic is always available at your service. We offer many other treatments apart from traditional physiotherapy methods, including acupuncture and massage therapy. 

If you want to learn more about our services, get in touch with us today.

Call and schedule an appointment with a member of our experienced physiotherapy staff today and see what they can do for you!