Shoulder and Wrist
The shoulder joint is subject to a great deal of motion, more so than other large joints in the body. Once joint healing is complete, we put you through a routine of specialized exercises and therapies to help you regain strength, stability, and functionality. Give us a call to discover how physical therapy can help heal your shoulder and every joint in your body. We look forward to hearing from you!
Therapies used to treat the shoulder:
- E-Stim – Used to improve muscle and ligament tone. This is a useful method to control pain and inflammation.
- Heat and/or Ice
- Manual stretching by the physical therapist
- Active exercises focused on strengthening the surrounding muscles
- Stretching exercises to regain full range of motion
Multi-dimensional instability of the shoulder must be evaluated carefully to determine the best course of treatment. As your physical therapists, we will do everything possible to relieve your pain, prevent further damage, and provide the rehabilitation framework to help you recover quickly.
Wrist pain occurs for a variety of reasons, ranging from over use to fractures and falls. Our therapy team is fully equipped to handle all your needs to get you back to your daily activities.
Carpal Tunnel is a major cause of wrist pain and can occur from repetitive over use, poor posture, faulty work equipment and for many other reasons. Physical Therapists can show you stretches and customize treatment for your needs. Read more about ASTYM treatment and how it can help you with carpal tunnel and wrist pain.
Feel free to give us a call to ask questions or to set up a free 15 minute consultation to see if Physical Therapy is right for you!
“Before coming into Physical Therapy there were days I couldn’t even lift either of my arms up from the pain. Coming to PT has improved my quality of life so much! I no longer have the pain I once had in my shoulders and can go from day to day without being in pain. Everyone at Idaho Spine & Sports Physical Therapy are so welcoming & beyond helpful through every step of the way! I will definitely be recommending them to anyone needing physical therapy! You’re all awesome! Thank you so much for helping to get my pain under control!”
– Kaitlyn Rink
“I came in with a torn rotator cuff, unable to move my right arm without extreme pain. Everyone here made me feel right at home and as my therapy progressed I regained movement in my arm. I am now nearly pain free and back to living my life fully! The staff at Idaho Spine and Sports Physical Therapy are excellent, courteous, and professional. I would highly recommend them to anyone.”
-Katie Anderson Elmer
“I came in with very limited range of motion in my right wrist. Todd, Alex, and Lauren worked with me to improve my abilities. Pushed me, motivated me and encouraged me. I’m very grateful for the knowledge they all shared with me. I feel with the tools they have given me I will continue to improve. I will recommend Idaho Spine and Sports Physical Therapy to anyone that requires PT. Thank you all so much!”
“I have had a great experience with my therapy at Idaho Spine and Sports Physical Therapy. My condition upon arriving was very limited use of my right shoulder and neck. I am now able to have full rotation and use of my right shoulder without pain. I have been greatly helped and would recommend others to come to ISSPT.”
“My condition before coming to Idaho Spine and Sports Physical Therapy is: I could hardly use my left hand. I handled my left hand as if it was abnormal, always holding in front of my tummy. It was critical to go to a therapist especially if the therapist (Brian) was so good. I feel good now. I recommend 100% that people go to ISSPT! Thank you to all the nice employees!”
“I had shoulder surgery December 2015 and started physical therapy at ISSPT with Jeff 2 months later. My internal rotation was severely limited. I was not able to put my arm behind my back or reach around my body. The sessions with Jeff immediately showed improvement in my mobility. Jeff was able to stretch and improve mobility in my shoulder in addition to using ASTYM technique to reduce scar tissue. Further working with Kevin, Jeff’s assistant, for specific exercises to strengthen the muscles in my shoulder aided in the improvement of my shoulder overall. I am extremely pleased with my therapy and the results I am seeing. I have been able to workout again in my crossfit gym as well as compete in the Spartan Obstacle Race. Than you Jeff and Kevin for all your hard work and dedication to my therapy!
“I had a shoulder rotator cuff injury on my right shoulder. This condition limited me on my daily activities. I took my physical therapy very seriously and followed the guidance of my therapists. After 7 weeks (2 sessions per week) my injury is significantly better. My PT program worked and I feel great! The entire staff is excellent! They all are friendly, courteous, professional, and prompt. I will miss seeing them all. This was a great experience and I will absolutely recommend Idaho Spine and Sports Physical Therapy to anyone needing help.”
“Very limited use of shoulder when I arrived due to a fall. I had no range of motion. 2. I’m fixed now! Still need to work at home. 3. Great people- make exercise and physical therapy somewhat fun. Still hard work though. Tips: Do hard work and have lots of patience! There were times I wanted to quit because of no progress. I’m glad I stuck with it. Very encouraging people at Idaho Spine and Sports. People are great here,especially Alex, Jeff & Todd!”
“I was very reluctant to do physical therapy because I was in a lot of pain. Alex listened to me and reassured me throughout this process. I felt informed about the process the whole way, even when I had a minor set back. After 15 sessions and the expertise of both Alex and Todd, I feel confident that my shoulder is considerably better and with home exercise, my strength will return. I can thank Alex & Todd enough! They are a great team!”
“Before physical therapy, I was suffering from pain in my left shoulder. It was difficult to even lift my left arm to get an object down from a shelf above my head. Physical therapy has made me realize just how important intelligent, controlled movement is as you age. Because of the skilled therapists and their intelligent, concerned actions, I have regained most of the mobility in my left arm. I am sure the exercises the “crew” gave me will be a great benefit. I heartily recommend this clinic to anyone who is experiencing joint or muscle pain and is searching for a process to control or eliminate their pain.”