Benefits of using manual therapy for shoulder pain treatment

Benefits of Manual Therapy

Playing fetch with your dog. Typing that work proposal. Making pancakes for your grandkids. These are all tasks that can become much harder to do when you’re living with shoulder pain. 

Unfortunately, many of us are likely to have to deal with shoulder pain-related problems. After all, medical studies estimate that up to 31% of Americans develop shoulder pain in any given month. If you need shoulder pain treatment, you should consider physical therapy. Physical therapy includes many different techniques that can help you with your shoulder issues, including manual therapy. 

Benefits of manual therapy for shoulder pain treatment

Manual therapy isn’t just one therapy technique — it’s an entire category of therapy. The techniques fall into this category all involve a physical therapist using their hands to manipulate or mobilize joints and soft tissue. This category of therapy can offer many benefits for shoulder pain treatment, including:

  • Reducing the pain of your shoulder issue
  • Decreasing the amount of inflammation in your shoulder
  • Increasing the range of motion in your shoulder
  • Improving your ability to do normal daily activities with your shoulder
  • Reducing the risk of recurring shoulder pain or problems 

Types of manual therapy available for shoulder pain treatment

One of the most beneficial types of manual therapy used for shoulder pain is joint mobilization. Joint mobilization is intended to help improve the stability and flexibility in the shoulder joint. This can help restore your range of motion after an injury or if you’re experiencing chronic shoulder pain. 

Other types of manual therapy our team of physical therapists uses are soft tissue mobilization and muscle energy techniques. These can also be used for shoulder pain, depending on the condition, and they can be combined with other effective therapy methods like: 

Find manual therapy and other shoulder pain treatment options at Border Therapy Services

Looking for the most effective way to reduce your shoulder pain? Our Border Therapy Services team is ready and willing to help you find the treatment you’re looking for. We offer complimentary screenings intended to reveal the precise cause of your shoulder pain. In addition, our physical therapists excel at building personalized shoulder therapy plans designed to reduce pain and recovery time using beneficial physical therapy methods, including manual therapy. 

Can’t make it to an in-person appointment with us? That’s OK! We offer physical therapy services that you can use without leaving your home, including at-home therapy and virtual care sessions. We can even get you started with a physical therapy plan if you don’t yet have a doctor’s referral. 

Don’t wait any longer to start getting our help with your shoulder pain. Contact us today for more information about how we can help you or to schedule your initial appointment.