Shoulder Pain Physical Therapy

Shoulder Pain

The shoulder joint is a highly mobile joint in the body with the head of the humerus articulating with the scapula which in turn is connected to the axial skeleton through the clavicle. However, this increased mobility comes at the cost of stability leading to pain and disability. Structures commonly involved are the rotator cuff muscles/tendons, glenoid labrum, capsule and scapular stabilizer muscles.



Increased repetitive stress to the joint as in sporting activities

Faulty posture of the head, neck and trunk

Muscular imbalance of the shoulder girdle

Fall/Injury and motor vehicle accident



Supraspinatus impingement

 Rotator cuff tear

SICK scapula

Labral tears causing Bankart’s and SLAP lesions

Frozen shoulder from capsular adhesions.



Promoting stability of the shoulder girdle

Movement re-education of shoulder motions to prevent impingement/tendinosis

Improving Strength and conditioning and range of motion

Improving joint/soft tissue mobility to enhance quality of life

Pain control

What does your physical therapist do?

First things first. As a physical therapist I want to ensure that you feel at home when you walk in through my doors. Your trust is important for the success of the physical therapy program tailored to your needs. Eventually I would like to maintain a good therapeutic alliance to ensure future service, if need be. Here is the typical approach:

  1. Listen to you carefully to find out what exactly is impacting your present condition.
  2. Provide comprehensive assessment using a biopsychosocial approach- physical, psychological and social/vocational components.
  3. Arrive at a hypothetical diagnosis and formulate a treatment plan based on the physician’s recommendation, if any.
  4. Provide treatment in a safe and effective manner utilizing hands-on approach/manual therapy, exercises and movement re-education. I may use E-stim and therapeutic ultrasound as an adjunct to facilitate the healing process.
  5. Communicate with your physician about the present progress and any changes in your condition.
  6. Ultimately the goal is to optimize movement, recover function and enhance performance to help you return safely to what you like doing.

Victor Physical Therapy

8523 Madison Ave, Suite D

Indianapolis, IN 46227

Ph: 317-893-4091

Fax: 317-893-4020


Clinic Hours[Flexible Upon Request]

Sunday         Closed

Monday        9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Tuesday        9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Wednesday  9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Thursday       9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Friday           9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Saturday       Closed