Shoulder Physical Therapy
What a fantastic PT Josh is. I followed him from his previous work place as there is no one that takes care of you better than Josh. Kudos to Therapydia. Hurt? Bad knee? Sore shoulder? The folks at Therapydia can make you better. Don’t delay call them and be on the road to getting well.
I was extremely pleased with everything about my experience at TherapyDIA Denver. I have some complicated medical issues related to arthritis and my musculature, and Casey was superb in absorbing this information and integrating it into my treatment plan. He treated my sprained rotator cuff through a variety of techniques, all of which proved very beneficial. Casey even reached out to my personal trainer to provide information as to how I could adapt exercises during my recovery period. I recovered from the injury quicker than I expected because of Casey’s prowess and knowledge. Fingers crossed – no more injuries for me – but if they do occur, I know where to go to get back in action!
I served more than 20 years on active duty in the U.S. Army. During that time I sustained numerous physical injuries. After retiring from the Army, I have seen several physical therapists but have not experienced positive results. Casey McNitt is the first physical therapist that I have met who understands the body and truly knows what types of therapy methods and techniques are necessary to create positive results. As a result of Casey’s skills and abilities, my range of motion has significantly increased and my pain level has significantly decreased.
Shoulder Pain Relief
The shoulder is considered to be one of the most intricate joint systems in the entire human body involving multiple tendons and muscles that allow a variety of motions with the arm from shooting hoops to getting dressed. Your shoulder is made up of three bones: your upper arm bone (humerus), your shoulder blade (scapula), and your collarbone (clavicle). The head of your upper arm bone fits into a rounded socket, the glenoid, in your shoulder blade. A combination of muscles and tendons keeps your arm bone centered in your shoulder socket. These tissues are called the rotator cuff and they cover the head of your upper arm bone and attach it to your shoulder blade. The wide range of motion our shoulders give us can cause problems when our shoulders are overused, have some instability or suffered from a sudden injury leading to tendon impingements and pain.
Signs & Symptoms
- Identifying the reasons for shoulder pain can be multifactorial and there are 3 classifications of shoulder conditions.
- 1. Shoulder pain and mobility deficits (i.e. Frozen Shoulder)
- 2. Shoulder stability and movement coordination impairments (Shoulder Dislocation)
- 3. Shoulder pain and muscle power deficits (Rotator Cuff, Bursitis)
- Limited shoulder range of motion
- Difficulty lifting
- Difficulty with overhead motions
Why Physical Therapy
- There are 3 specific benchmarks our physical therapists look for during your shoulder physical therapy program:
- 1. Pain-free:
- First and foremost, we want to ensure that all patients are not feeling any pain in their shoulder region. Nobody wants to be in pain and throughout the recovery process so we make this a top priority.
- 2. Shoulder range of motion (ROM):
- and a custom exercise program, our physical therapists will help maintain your range of motion and reduce any pain you may be feeling. During each visit, we will work on increasing your ROM across all directions and prescribe exercises that will gradually help you move without pain.
- 3. Return to activity or sport:
- The ultimate goal of physical therapy is to get you back to where you were before injury, and potentially beyond, by correcting any inefficient movement. We customize every treatment program to our patients needs and goals. During this stage, we will continue to utilize manual therapy techniques and develop additional exercises to get your range of motion back to normal.
About Therapydia Denver
Better Physical Therapy Experience
At Therapydia Denver, our physical therapists offer one-on-one, hands-on shoulder treatment. You’ll spend your entire with one of our expert therapists – we won’t hand you off to a PT assistant or aide. We’ll help you understand what’s causing your pain, what you can do to relieve your pain and ways to prevent reoccurring injuries. Best of all, you’re covered. Therapydia works with and provides billing for most PPO insurance groups and Medicare. We also accept cash-based payments.
- Lifetime Wellness
- Quality Treatment
Casey McNitt, MPT
and Physical Therapist
Aaron Page, DPT
Cami Hatch, DPT