Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain Physical Therapy

The majority of shoulder pain we see at Town PT is caused by poor posture, lack of proper function and poor stability of the shoulder girdle and the surrounding muscles and ligaments around it. The shoulder joint is the most complex joint in the body. The range of motion in the shoulder make it prone to many unwanted injuries and thus due to this lack of shoulder stability we see many patients with these issues. The shoulder is prone to so many injuries due to the lack of stability which is directly correlated to the fact that the shoulder is never engaged in closed kinetic chain movements and or activities. The most common source of shoulder pain is typically related to shoulder sprains and strains. Our Town Physical Therapy offers non-surgical solutions designed to effectively and safely manage shoulder pain without the need for surgery. Our team of specialists provides a highly specific, personalized, and comprehensive approach to identify the precise cause of your pain and provide targeted treatment.


Shoulder pain is a common condition characterized by discomfort or pain in the shoulder joint, which can result from various causes such as shoulder sprains, strains, or underlying conditions. Our approach is very specific, individualized, and comprehensive. We are dedicated to diagnosing the exact cause of your shoulder pain and providing a tailored treatment plan to address it. Whether your pain is due to musculoskeletal issues, injuries, or other factors, our goal is to offer you the most appropriate and effective non-surgical solutions for relief and recovery.


Shoulder pain is dependent on the area and structures that have been irritated and influenced causing the brain to fire nociception to specific areas of your shoulder. Shoulder pain can be broken down into 5 simple reasons:

  • Trauma
  • Arthritis
  • Instability usually from poor posture development
  • Developmental dysfunctions leading to poor motor control
  • Soft tissue (bursitis, tendinitis)

Pain that disables movement is a warning sign requiring immediate medical attention.


Our Town Physical Therapy center, the doctor will begin with a comprehensive examination which will address the onset, cause, duration, severity, vectors, establish the meaningful task and functional tasks that cause the shoulder pain specialist. At this point the cause of the shoulder pain will be determined; however diagnostic MRI is required in severe cases.


  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Bicep Tendonitis
  • Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinitis / Tendinosis
  • Rotator Cuff Tears surgical and non-surgical approaches
  • Labrum Tears
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Sprain / Strain
  • Shoulder Tendonitis
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Bursitis
  • Acromioclavicular Joint / Shoulder Separation / Dislocation
  • Clavicle Fractures
  • Scapular Dysfunctions
  • Post Surgical Rehabilitation

Offering the most comprehensive “Shoulder Pain” treatment

Our Town Physical Therapy have extensive experience treating shoulder pain. Based on a functional evaluation we create an individual treatment plan. Treatment options may vary depending on type and stage of the shoulder pain and the structures and muscles and joints involved. Shoulder Pain Treatment will be a combination of manual therapy and physical therapy exercises. We use our expertise in manual medicine and rehabilitation to retrain the shoulder to help re-establish cortical understanding of the functional correct movement pattern. The rehabilitation program will be aimed at eliminating pain, increasing range of motion, increasing stability and strengthening intrinsic muscles to eliminate the cause of shoulder pain.

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Town Physical Therapy Locations:

Maywood, NJ | Emerson, NJ | Bergenfield, NJ | Clifton, NJ | Paramus, NJ


We have a team of highly trained and experienced professionals.

  • (201) 880-7787


  • (201) 880-7787