Shoulder Physical Therapy

When shoulder pain is affecting your everyday life, the Excel Physical Therapy team can help stop it.

Our team provides top-rated physical therapy for shoulder pain in the Oshkosh community. Voted as Best of Winnebago County for physical therapy, our physical therapists specialize in alleviating your shoulder pain and injuries.

Read on to learn more about treatment options. Or, relieve your shoulder pain now and schedule an appointment with Excel Physical Therapy at 920-233-8739 or fill out our contact form.

When to Start Shoulder Physical Therapy

Physical therapy can help if you have any of the following:

  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Shoulder pain with reaching and throwing
  • Shoulder pain when moving hands to the middle of back
  • Clicking sounds with shoulder movement
  • Shoulder weakness or discomfort
  • Shoulder pain at night

Shoulder physical therapy and shoulder rehab is, unfortunately, a common need because of the joint’s wide range of movement—it is a ball and socket joint supported by ligaments and the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff is prone to injury because it is an important muscle that is stressed by shoulder movement as it supports and guides the movement of the shoulder bones.

Rotator cuff pain comes when the function of muscles and ligaments around the joint are injured or out of balance. At Excel Physical Therapy, we can help restore a balanced function of those shoulder muscles and ligaments around the joint through shoulder rehab.

Our advanced physical therapists understand that it is not just chronic pain that you’re facing. Our goal is to determine the underlying issue causing the pain and to help you recover as quickly as possible. With over 20 years of experience, our therapists have the know-how and experience in quality care.

Types of Physical Therapy for your Shoulder

There are a variety of options for treating your shoulder pain with physical therapy. They include:

  • Physical therapy for rotator cuff tear
  • Improvement of limited range of motion after rotator cuff repair
  • Physical therapy exercises for shoulder impingement
  • Exercises for shoulder arthritis (or other forms of arthritis)
  • Physical therapy for shoulder replacement
  • Physical therapy for shoulder sprains and dislocations
  • Physical therapy due to overuse

What to Expect at your Physical Therapy Appointment

At Excel Physical Therapy, our therapists are board-certified specialists and ready to help you. You meet directly with the same physical therapist each time – not an aid or assistant – to ensure you are getting the best care. Our extended sessions last 45-60 minutes, giving us more time with you to get you back to normal faster.

We can help with a wide range of shoulder problems, including:

  • Rotator cuff pain and injury
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Chronic arthritis pain
  • Tendinitis and bursitis
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Cartilage injuries (glenoid labrum tears)
  • Subluxation and hypermobility
  • Adhesive capsulitis or frozen shoulder
  • Throwing or pitching injuries
  • Reverse total shoulder

Our patient-centered practices are catered to each individual.

First, we listen. At your first appointment, a doctor of physical therapy shoulder specialist works to better understand the pain or injury you are experiencing. We want to know what you’re feeling, how long you’ve been in pain and what approaches to pain relief you’ve already tried.

Your physical therapist will carefully evaluate your range of motion and strength to pinpoint the precise source of your pain or problem. As needed or requested, we will consult with your physician and review your medical history before recommending a shoulder rehab plan and treatment approach that will get you on the road to recovery.

Want to learn more? Check out our frequently asked questions about shoulder physical therapy.

Get Started with Excel Physical Therapy

Don’t let pain slow you down. A physical therapist at Excel Physical Therapy will help get your shoulder back into working order and you to a more active life faster, while reducing the need for expensive tests and invasive procedures.

Schedule a full appointment or call Excel Physical Therapy at 920-345-0719 for a free consultation to discuss your pain. Or fill out our contact form. We’ll find a time that works for you.