Poor stabilizing strength of the muscles surrounding the shoulder results in poor movement of the shoulder joint leading to pain, dysfunction and possible surgery.

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Shoulder pain can interfere with our lives limiting us in work and athletic activities. Studies show a correlation between overhead work and shoulder pain.  Shoulder pain associated with rotator cuff problems account for almost a third of visits to physicians. The muscles that move and rotate the shoulder joint are the rotator cuff muscles. However, other strong stabilizing muscles attaching across the front of the chest and to the shoulder blades are important for proper movement of the shoulder ball in socket joint. Imbalances of these muscle groups may cause poor alignment of the ball and socket joint leading to pain, dysfunction and possible surgery. At Creative Therapeutics, we take a comprehensive approach to the treatment of the shoulder whether due to pain or post-surgical care. Our therapists are experienced in assisting individuals in achieving a balance of strength and flexibility of the rotator cuff and stabilizing muscles of the shoulder joint.

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