Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain which occurs without a specific known cause is labelled “Idiopathic Shoulder Pain”. This pain can commonly be caused by muscle/joint imbalances, such as shoulder instability, frozen shoulder, tight tissues or muscle weaknesses.  These imbalances can occur due to static postures or repetitive activities performed with poor body mechanics. At times, this pain can be referred from the cervical spine or due to an old injury with development of wear and tear.


Physiotherapists at Synergy are trained to assess your pain and help you determine what sort of biomechanical issues are causing those structures to be vulnerable.  Treatments will likely include, but not limited to, strengthening and stretching programs as well as ergonomic training for postural corrections. Treatment methods such as manual therapy, massage and modalities may also be used to assist in the healing process and development of pain free mobility.


In other cases, where there is a known cause or injury for the shoulder pain, our expert physiotherapists will assess your shoulder for specific muscle, ligament or other soft tissue damage to determine any need for further assessment. If damage appears mild to moderate, research shows that physiotherapy can be helpful in your recovery! Our therapists will educate you on your healing process and work with you to develop a specific rehabilitation plan to progress you back into your pain free lifestyle without risk of re-injury.


As appropriate, our physiotherapist will train you in return to sport, recreational or work activities with special attention to your body mechanics and muscle imbalances to prevent re-injury.