“With shoulders or any other muscular skeletal issue determining the source of the pain or cause of the injury is not always apparent,” said Michael McKindley, DPT of Progressive Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation. “Physical therapists have the skill set to complete a comprehensive evaluation determining the root of the problem, as there are many possibilities that can be contributing factors. It is through an extensive medical history combined with a physical exam we are able to pinpoint the problem and devise an appropriate treatment program.
“Shoulder issues are one of the most common problems we treat,” he added “Fundamental to our rehabilitation and treatment plan is educating the patient on body mechanics and injury prevention. Based on each individual’s goals we develop customized strength and conditioning programs that can be done at home. Often this includes functional fitness training hat mimics everyday activities. Especially for athletes, we evaluate form and technique providing corrective advise and specific exercises to prevent further injury. Whether it’s returning a patient to sport, the workplace or improve everyday quality of life, physical therapy can have a positive impact to both help prevent or rehabilitate a shoulder injury.”