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Physical Therapy for Shoulder Pain in Denver, CO

The shoulder consists of 4 different functional joints.  The most familiar is the glenohumeral joint where the upper arm bone articulates with socked of the shoulder.  The joint that plays the most crucial role in function is the articulation the scapulae (shoulder blade) has with the rib cage.   The shoulder blade is must be in contact with the rib cage for normal function.  Good posture preserves the contact the shoulder blade needs with the rib cage.

Slumped posture results in the curving of the upper back and rib cage forward.  This causes the shoulder blade to move up and off the rib cage and muscle designed to stabilize the rib cage not are working constantly to suspend it in a faulty position.  This is the source of most upper back and neck pain.  It also sets the shoulder up for mechanical overload.  The SymFit® Healthy Shoulder program addresses the most common shoulder conditions by restoring healthy standing posture, then conditioning you to maintain neutral spine alignment during functional activities.  

The SymFit® Healthy Shoulder program addresses strengthening the shoulder from a simple premise; ensure that the upper back is stacked (neutral spine alignment) during all shoulder movements to ensure healthy shoulder mechanics. It combines manual therapy around a functional conditioning program to break faulty loading patterns. Load tolerance based milestones are built into the program to ensure safe progression.

It takes about 2 weeks to restore access to neutral spine alignment; another 2 weeks to condition you to perform you daily activities without faulty loading through the neck and low back.  An additional month of group fitness classes is needed to condition you to perform your sport and recreational activities from neutral spine alignment.  The SymFit® Healthy Neck program addresses neck strengthening from a simple premise; ensure that each vertebrae is aligned properly to ensure equal distribution of load within a functional conditioning program that has load tolerance based milestones to ensure safe progression.  

Long term maintenance is enhanced with our video on demand product SymFit®TV which provide you access to all the workouts, self-correction techniques and educational resources prescribed during your treatment. 

The SymFit® Healthy Shoulder program will be modified for those that have had shoulder surgery consistent with your physicians orders. The SymFit® Healthy Fitness System is an ideal post-surgical rehabilitation program as it takes maximum advantage of the healing time by neurologically conditioning you to move from neutral spine ensuring a safe strengthening phase when appropriate.

SymFit for Injury Management; Healthy Shoulder Program located at 899 Logan Street in Denver, CO 80203
Healthy Shoulder Posture

           
SymFit for Injury Management; Healthy Shoulder Program in Denver, CO 80203
Winged Scapulae



A Closer Look at the Shoulder


SymFit® Healthy Shoulder Program

Levels of Injury Severity 

    
Faulty Posture causing Muscle Strain 
Physical Therapy for Shoulder Pain - image of rotator cuff (rotator cuff tear)

Level #1: Faulty Posture drives Faulty Loading and Soft Tissue Overload

Symptoms:
pain with certain movements

Prognosis*: Treatable with 3 month subscription to SymFit®TV minimally ($75) but ideally with SymFit® Healthy Shoulder 4 Pack ($300) and SymFitTV.

Conditions we Successfully Treat: 
· Rotator Cuff Tendonitis (caught early)
· Muscle strain
· Osteoarthritis (spondylosis)
· Subluxation (Capsular stretch)
· Fracture (Minor)
· A-C Joint Strain
· Rib Displacement
Muscle Imbalance causing  Mis-alignment
Physical Therapy for Shoulder Pain - image of shoulder joint

Level #2: Faulty Loading leads to Joint Mis-alignment 

Symptoms: 
daily or constant pain 

Prognosis*:
Treatable with SymFit® Healthy Shoulder 4 Pack ($300) and 2 month Functional Fitness Membership ($225 per month).  This level of injury may require further medical testing and possible referral to a specialist

Conditions we Successfully Treat: 
· Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
· Biceps Tendonitis
· Rotator Cuff Tear (minor)
· Thoracic Syndrome

· Rheumatoid Arthritis
· Capsular tear (minor)
· Fracture (no-surgical)
· A-C Joint Separation
· Rib Fracture
· Adhesive Capsulitis
· Shoulder Surgery (arthroscopy)
Joint Breakdown or Trauma
Physical Therapy for Shoulder Pain - image of carpal bones (Lateral Epichondilitis

Level #3: Joint Mis-alignment cause Structural breakdown

Symptoms: compromised function with symptoms down arm 

Prognosis*: Possibly manageable with SymFit PT and Fitness but requires Healthy Shoulder 8 Pack ($600) and Complete Fitness Membership ($225 a month for 3 months).  This level of injury will require advanced medical testing (MRI) and outsourcing to your family medicine physician or an orthopedic surgeon.

Conditions we Successfully Treat: 

· Rotator Cuff Tear 
· Capsular tear 
· Frozen Shoulder
· Shoulder Surgery with Incision 



Other Arm Conditions we Successfully Treat: 
· Lateral Epichondylitis (Golfer's Elbow) 
· Medical Epichodylitis (Tennis Elbow) 

· Carpal Tunnel 
*Pricing may vary based on severity and level of overall fitness; some cases may require an Hour of Care package during membership phase.


 

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