The Shoulder Clinic

Working together to move better: When we move better, we feel better!

Therapy for Shoulder Pain and Mobility

Ok, your shoulder hurts -it’s not written in stone. You might just need a little help to get back doing what you love.

Shoulder Assessment

Functional Movement Assessment
-Gather information
-Collect medical images/diagnosis
-Full history
-Function/movement/strength test

Shoulder Therapy

Integrative Movement Therapy
-The primary goal of Integrative Movement Therapy ease and freedom of movement

Improve Capacity

Mobility and Strength
-so you can do all the things you love to do!

Shoulder Therapies

The basis of shoulder therapy and rehab should always start with a clear assessment of the underlying causes for the condition. It’s pretty hard to fix something if we don’t know what is wrong.

Frozen Shoulder

Stiff -immobile -adhesive capsulitis
Painful stage
Frozen stage
Thawing stage


Sometimes, shoulders are too mobile, causing instability and pain. We work to reduce pain, and stabilize.


Shoulder pain is often related to one or more of these underlying causes.
Over use
Posture/position of shoulder
Shoulder blade function

Rotator Cuff Injury

Overuse injuries to rotator cuff

Pre/Post Surgery

Having gone through shoulder surgery myself, I have experience with helping you through these challenges

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Pain and tightness in upper ribs -affects our shoulder

Impingement Syndrome

This is often due to tight or imbalanced muscles and may not be true impingement. Learn more


Brachial Plexus issues -usually caused by muscle tightness.

That painful spot between the shoulders -and other fun trigger points.

Healthy Shoulders Therapy

Returning to the activities you enjoy is not so far fetched. And without pain.

Assessment ~ Treatment ~ Plan

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s good to ask questions

I take a systematic and functional approach to treating shoulder issues.

  • Start with listening
  • Fact finding: what are the underlying issues that are preventing your shoulder from getting better
  • Team approach: Are you working with other health care professionals -is there a current diagnosis, do you have medical images or reports with important information
  • Assess based on 4 main factors -Pain, mobility/movement, posture/position, strength
  • Set goals, Plan, Treatment, Progress

This depends on what we find in the assessment and the type of condition we are dealing with.

    • Is it an acute or chronic?
    • Is there underlying tissue damage?
    • What are the factors that may speed up or slow down recovery
    •  What can you do at home to make progress

Yes as a massage therapist, my treatments are covered under health benefits.

Number of treatments/how much is covered depends on your benefits plan. -If cost is a concern, we work together to find the best way to progress

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