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Shoulder Physical Therapy in Utah

Physical Therapy for Shoulder Subluxation


Subluxation is a partial dislocation of the shoulder joint. The difference between a partial and full dislocation is that, in the case of a subluxation the shoulder slips out of place by a smaller degree and normally pops back into place on its own. Even though the joint has returned to its proper place, the ligaments may be strained. This can lead to pain and a weakening of the joint, making another subluxation or a complete dislocation possible in the future.

Immediate symptoms of subluxation include:
  • Pain and soreness
  • Swelling
  • Difficulty moving the joint
  • Pins and needles feeling affecting the same arm and hand

In more severe cases of subluxation, the shoulder will be visibly deformed. Compared to a complete dislocation, however, the symptoms are usually mild. Some patients may not even be aware their shoulder subluxed until experiencing the symptoms associated with strained ligaments (persisting pain and joint weakness). Often caused by trauma, shoulder subluxation is also a common occurrence in highly active individuals, especially swimmers and baseball pitchers. Subluxation or complete dislocation may also occur during a stroke.

Shoulder Physical Therapy

The shoulder joint is extremely mobile, allowing us to move our arms forward, backwards, sideways, and in a full rotation. While this mobility is beneficial in many ways, it also means that our shoulders are more prone to injury as they lack the stability of more fixed joints. If you are experiencing ongoing shoulder pain, your injury could be the result of shoulder subluxation. At the Utah Rock Run physical therapy office, you can find the treatment you need.

Our physical therapists are experienced with shoulder injuries and can develop a personalized recovery plan for your injury. If your shoulder is currently subluxed, your physical therapist will replace the joint into its proper location. To ensure the injury does not recur, strengthening exercises will need to be practiced. Your physical therapist will provide you with instructions and a recovery timeline. Depending on the severity of joint and ligament damage, you may be required to wear a brace to keep the shoulder immobile for a time period.

At Rock Run, our goal is your recovery. You can count on our talented physical therapists for quality care throughout your shoulder physical therapy. Contact our physical therapy office in Utah today to make an appointment.

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Patient Testimonials

We are committed to providing the best physical therapy experience with the highest quality of care for optimal results. See what real patients have to say about us!

Good quality and professional people. The range of exercises are very useful and they were delivered professionally. I appreciate all that has been done for me. This includes the ladies at the from desk.

— William H., Posted April 20, 2020

When I first came to physical therapy, I had lower back pain. After therapy I feel great. Great people.

— Walter D., Posted April 20, 2020

I was pleased with the care at Rock Run. They were courteous, kind, and very professional. They pushed me hard so as to strengthen my knee, and help me get into a good place by the end of my treatments

— Val M., Posted April 20, 2020

It was a great experience, this helped me regain strength in my shoulder. Everyone is helpful and knowledgeable, they are very courteous. I will recommend to any family and friends.

— Terry E., Posted April 20, 2020

This was my very first injury in my life. As scary and unsure about how things can turn out, it was nice to have Brenda and her team be so kind and informative. I was able to schedule around work and get in when needed. I would have liked more goal and advancements in treatments from day to day, but other than that itís been a great time!

— Shannon W., Posted April 20, 2020

After having a third shoulder surgery, I was apprehensive of physical therapy and the results I hoped to achieve. My treatment was better than expected and Iím well on my way to a full recovery. The Rock Run team is very knowledgeable and respectful. I would come back anytime

— Scott J., Posted April 20, 2020

Before I came here I had trouble with a shoulder pain on my right side which made a wing problem. After a few weeks of therapy and on exercise program it started to go away and now feeling much better than I have in 5 months. I am grateful for the specialists that have helped me. Great people

— Richard G., Posted April 20, 2020

I had a great experience with Rock Run Physical Therapy. Professional, knowledgeable and friendly staff. They took the time to get to know me and I felt like I was always in good hands. The physical therapists helped me become more informed with my shoulder issues, and helped me in making decisions for further treatment.

— Randy J., Posted April 20, 2020

Great visit Ė Consistent pain that was present when I first came here is now gone. Hopefully with the exercises I have been given for home, the pain will not return.

— Randal G., Posted April 20, 2020

Fantastic. I started out slow, and over time got stronger and more endurance. Rock Run is super! Three members of my family have been here for treatment and all have liked the experience.

— Ronald W., Posted April 20, 2020

Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Services


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