Conditions Treated:

Shoulder Pain

Common Diagnoses

Rotator Cuff Tear, Labral Tear/ SLAP Lesion, Impingement, Instability, Ligament Sprain, Fracture, Bursitis, Total and Partial Shoulder Replacement

Research Says

The shoulder joint is a highly mobile joint with several different components. The shoulder blade, clavicle, rotator cuff, and humerus are components of the shoulder joint, and might be related to the cause of shoulder pain. Estimates say that 15-25% of people are affected by shoulder pain. Whether treating pain conservatively, or rehabilitating after surgery, skilled physical therapy can be beneficial to identify the source of your shoulder pain and increase strength and range of motion.  

Why Motion Stability?

Frequently in clinics where therapists are double and triple booked every hour, a large portion of your visit will be spent warming up on an arm bicycle or sitting with ice on your shoulder while your therapist finishes their work with another patient. While these things are not necessarily bad, we take a slightly different approach.

At Motion Stability, every minute of your appointment will be spent with a Doctor of Physical Therapy who will take an individualized and nuanced approach to optimizing your function and decreasing your pain. Your therapist will not only perform a thorough examination of your shoulder, but will also determine if there are other reasons or contributing factors that may be causing your shoulder problem. This would include, but not limited to, referred pain from the neck or mid back and movement compensations from faulty mechanics from your arm, trunk and legs. From there, your physical therapist will develop an hands-on program to decrease your pain, improve your mobility and build your strength so you can use your shoulder freely once again.


Pribicevic, M. (2012). The epidemiology of shoulder pain: A narrative review of the literature. IntechOpen.