shoulder pain treatment.

Pain management for your shoulder

Professional’s Occupational and Certified Hand Therapists treat all upper extremity injuries and conditions, including the shoulder.

Physical Therapy for Shoulder Pain

The shoulder is a complex ball and socket joint made up of the humerus (arm bone), the scapula (shoulder blade) and the clavicle (collar bone). There are many ligaments that support the shoulder, and many muscles are attached to aid in movement.

There are many potential causes of the shoulder pain you may be experiencing and can easily occur in the left or right shoulder or both depending on use. Overhead activities, such as swimming or throwing a ball, can cause pinching of the rotator cuff or biceps tendons. Sometimes, poor posture can increase stress on the shoulder and cause pain. Shoulder pain treatment and relief is a key component of our orthopedic services. Our physical therapists are specialists and experts in evaluating, treating and managing patients with an array of shoulder pain problems.

What are common shoulder problems?

These are some of the most common injuries, diagnoses, and conditions effecting the shoulder. They are unique in both their causes, and the methods we use to help manage them. Click on the injuries below to see detailed information about how physical therapists at Professional treat these conditions.

  • Rotator cuff tears, impingement, labral tears
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Shoulder Fracture
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • MDI (multi-directional instability)
  • Shoulder pain, AC joint sprain, shoulder bursitis, dislocation/subluxation
  • Tendonitis, cervical radiculopathy

Do you have pain in your shoulder?

Contact our physical therapists today

Our physical therapists will customize a shoulder pain treatment plan just for you.  We will work in an effective way to get you back on your feet, focused on your wellness before, during and after therapy.

Insurances We Accept

Below is a condensed list of insurances we participate with throughout our network of physical therapy clinics.  Find your particular provider below based on your area.
For a complete listing of all insurance providers and individual plans by name: CLICK HERE FOR OUR FULL INSURANCE PAGE.

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New York, New Jersey, Connecticut

  • Aetna (NY, NJ, CT)
  • AmeriHealth (NJ)
  • Anthem (CT)
  • Clover Health - Medicare Advantage Plan (NJ)
  • ConnectiCare (CT)
  • Department of Labor (NY, NJ, CT)
  • Empire BCBS (Individual Providers In Network – NY)
  • Empire Plan MPN (UHC – NY, NJ)
  • First MCO (NJ)
  • GHI (Emblem Health – NY, NJ, CT)
  • HIP (Emblem Health – NY)
  • Horizon BCBS (NJ)
  • Magna Comp Casualty (Workers' Compensation/NO Fault - NY, NJ)
  • Medicare (NY, NJ, CT)
  • MedRisk (Workers’ Compensation – NY, NJ, CT)
  • MultiPlan (NY, NJ, CT)
  • New Jersey Manufacturers (NJM – NJ)
  • No Fault (Various Carriers)
  • Northwell Health Clinial Integration Network IPA (NY)
  • OccuNet (NJ)
  • One Call (NY, NJ)
  • Oscar Health Plan (NY)
  • Oxford (NY, NJ, CT)
  • TRICARE (NY, NJ, CT)
  • UHC Community Plan (NY)
  • United Health Care (NY, NJ, CT)
  • Veterans Choice (NY, NJ, CT)
  • Veterans Administration (NY, NJ, CT)
  • WellCare (NJ)
  • Workers’ Compensation (Various Carriers)

Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire

  • Aetna (NH, MA)
  • Aetna (Orthonet – CT)
  • AllWays (formerly Neighborhood Health Plan – MA)
  • Ambetter (NH)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (NH)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (CT)
  • ASH (Cigna – NH, MA, CT)
  • BCBS Massachusetts (MA)
  • BMC (Boston Medical Center – MA)
  • CeltiCare (MA)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance (MA)
  • ConnectiCare (CT)
  • Fallon Health (MA)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (NH, MA, CT)
  • Health New England (MA)
  • Martin’s Point Health Care (NH)
  • Massachusetts Health (Medicaid – MA)
  • Medicaid (NH, MA, CT)
  • Medicare (NH, MA, CT)
  • No Fault (Various Carriers)
  • Prime Health Services (CT)
  • TRICARE (NH, MA, CT)
  • Tufts Health Plan (NH, MA, CT)
  • Tufts Public (Medicaid – MA)
  • UniCare (NH, MA)
  • United Health Care (Optum – NH, MA, CT)
  • WellSense (NH)
  • Workers’ Compensation (Various Carriers)

How is shoulder pain diagnosed?

  • Clinical Exam
  • MRI
  • X-Ray
  • Orthopedic Specialist

Shoulder pain treatment options

  • Rest, Physical Therapy, Medications, Surgery
  • Ultrasound, Electrical Stimulation
  • Education on posture and ergonomics
  • Activity/sport modification

Shoulder pain relief services

  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Occupational Manual Physical Therapy
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization (Massage)
  • Job or sport simulation/training
  • Functional lifting, plyometrics

Methods for ongoing pain relief

  • Maintenance of HEP/continue conditioning program independently
  • Regular communication with your provider (PT)
  • Home exercise program or gym program, customized to the individual
  • Postural awareness, symptom recognition and management early on
  • Physical fitness
  • Health & Wellness Strategies
  • Wellness, sports customization

Convenient physical therapy clinics near you

We provide treatments for shoulder pain and shoulder injuries from our clinics throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.  Fill out the form above, or contact a clinic near you to speak with a Professional Physical Therapist and shoulder pain specialist today.

Get physical therapy for shoulder pain today

We will work in an effective way to provide shoulder pain relief during and after therapy