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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!

When I first came in to Rock Run I had so much pain in my left shoulder I couldn’t sleep. At the end of my therapy I sleep without pain, and the pain in my shoulder is significantly less with my day-to-day activities. I worked in physical therapy previously so I had very high expectations. Rock Run exceeded all my expectations! The staff are amazing! I would highly recommend Rock Run for Physical Therapy needs.

5 Stars

Michael M.

— Michael M., Posted July 23, 2021

The staff at Rock Run was amazing. They were all so fun and caring.
Jerrin was very instrumental in my quick recovery. He gave both Johnny and I exercises to do at home that were helpful.
I would highly recommend Rock Run to anyone I need of physical therapy.

5 Stars

Johnny & Diane H.

— Johnny & Diane H., Posted July 22, 2021

The people here are the best. They really make you work so you can become better at doing things. I can do things now that doesn’t hurt like it use to. I will come back if I need PT again.

5 Stars

Luella K 2021

— Luella K., Posted July 21, 2021

Best experience I have had with Physical Therapy. Great balance of pain control and progress. I limped in the first time and could jog out today! With a little more work I’ll be running soon!

Thank you!

5 Stars

  • Sarah R.
— Sarah R., Posted July 19, 2021

It has been so many years since I have been able to do any physical activity that I lost hope in the physical therapy. Since starting my treatment with Rock Run I have gained mobility, confidence, as well as my life back. Thank you for giving me back my freedom!

5 Stars

Kayla L. 2021

— Kayla L., Posted July 15, 2021

I was skeptical at first but my improvement changed my mind. The diagnoses and treatments were spot on. They teach you how to heal yourself. Stick to regiment and you will see results. I enjoyed the staff and our conversations. Truly a great experience.

5 Stars

  • Bryan B.
— Bryan B., Posted July 14, 2021

I remember I was very hesitant with going to therapy. My fiancé and my co workers all told me for a year I should and at least give it a try. As the pain got worse, I gave in. Even though the pain is still not gone fully, I was not disappointed. Everyone worked very hard to help with the pain and I felt like they actually cared, which they did. We did multiple things and exercises for multiple pains in my body. I felt like I made friends while here. They cared about my interests, my job and life. Always asked about how my book was going and about my wedding. With all their patients, I enjoyed that they took the time to learn my name and all about me. I definitely do not regret my decision on going to Rock Run.

5 Stars

Makayla W. 2021

— Makayla W., Posted July 12, 2021

This is the best place ever for physical therapy! Everyone is so curious and knowledgeable. The exercises given are what you need. I do not want to ever go anywhere else. I have developed a great rapport with this group.

5 Stars

Ginny R. 2021

— Ginny R., Posted July 9, 2021

I came in with a broken neck (C2) in which my mobility was really bad. With the PT I have been able to go from immobility to being able to do what I feel comfortable trying and sometimes I’m successful. Can play a round of golf and not be afraid of hurting myself again. Truly never thought I could do the things I am doing now. Truly amazing thank you so much

5 Stars

Troy G. 2021

— Troy G., Posted July 8, 2021

This is my second total knee replacement. And both experiences exceeded my expectations! I am able to go up and down stairs better now than I have been able to in several years. I can walk without limping for the first time also. I recommend Rock Run PT to everyone and I am grateful that they are so close to my work and home. Everyone is very professional and they are fun to work with. Thanks for treating me like a “VIP”!

5 Stars

Clive I. 2021

— Clive I., Posted July 7, 2021

My therapy at Rock Run has been very beneficial as I have improved my stability, range of motion, and balance. I have had 2 total knee replacements in the last eleven months. I feel so much better as I do my daily activities and I’ve increased my ability to walk, stand, and do household duties. I appreciate the staff at Rock Run for their dedicated and professional care.

5 Stars

Jessie B. 2021

 

 

— Jessie B., Posted July 3, 2021

They’ve done a great job. Always greeted with a smile. Fun to talk to. Always happy to help me through the paces. Conveniently located except when the wind blows the wrong way… PU dump!

I can walk without a walker and get to where I want to go. Thought the scraping was very beneficial. Thanks for helping me through the recovery process. Thank you for the encouragement and smiles.

5 Stars

  • Steve G.
— Steve G., Posted July 1, 2021

My experience at Rock Run has been great. The folks I have worked with have been wonderful. They have pushed me into being comfortable with walking, stairs, standing and balance. Which I have had trouble with doing post-surgery. I now feel confident doing all those things. This has been wonderful and very friendly. I truly have enjoyed doing the work and even the hard things have improved. Thanks to all of you for the smiles and friendship, you guys are great!!!

5 Stars

Susan F. 2021

— Susan F., Posted June 25, 2021

I came in due to my right shoulder weakness after an injury 8 months before. Within 6 weeks, I was back to normal function. The stagg was aweseome no matter who I had for the session. I would highly recommened to anyone to come here for rehab after an injury of any kind.

5 Stars

Bonnie B 2021

 

— Bonnie B., Posted June 20, 2021

I came into Rock Run with 2 herniated disks. I had very limited motion and couldn’t sleep through the night. The team at rock run was excellent. In only a couple of visits, I saw significant improvement. They do a great job and I would fully recommend them.

5 Stars

Dan B. 2021

— Dan B., Posted June 19, 2021

I love these guys. I broke my tibia, fibula and ankle and started at Rock Run before I could even put any pressure on that leg and I’m now walking 13 weeks later. I probably still have another month to go but it seems like a miracle to me. They listen to me and adjust the program according to the things I need the most. They are always encouraging and kind and easy to work with. I hope to never need them again but if I did I wouldn’t hesitate to return to Rock Run Physical Therapy.

5 Stars

  • Pete B.  2021
— Pete B., Posted June 18, 2021

My visits were so good and it helped! My shoulder was so stiff when I started, and I couldn’t move it. Now I can move it all around and it doesn’t hurt anymore. The ladies are so good and nice here. I will come back if I need to.

5 Stars

Robin. S 2021

— Robin S., Posted June 17, 2021

I felt well taken care of. All of my concerns were discussed and addressed fully. Everyone is so knowledgeable and personable. Thank you!

5 Stars

Stephanie J. 2021

— Stephanie J., Posted June 16, 2021

I had a great experience. The attention I got was beyond expectation. I have been to other PT clinics and I never got as much attention as I did here. I enjoyed coming in for PT every week. I learned a lot of new exercises and I have a new outlook on my shoulder rehab. I never thought I would be able to get back to where I was pre injury but now I know I can thanks to the knowledge and patience of the members of Rock Run. I have recommended this place to others and I will continue to recommend Rock Run. Thank you to all the people here.

5 Stars                                      Mark S. 2021

— Mark S., Posted June 3, 2021

Jerrin and Alec were great helping me with exercise and stretches to help me gain better strength in my core and hip and improve my hip and leg mobility. I had great difficulty walking after sitting for a long care ride and now I can do it without the weakness and pain that I previously experienced. It was all a good experience for me.

-Maxine P.

5 Stars

— Maxine P., Posted May 31, 2021

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