We start by determining (in most cases) the CAUSE of your symptoms with a physiotherapy assessment and diagnosis. There are many reasons for shoulder pain including: Impingement syndrome, rotator cuff tears/strains, instability, dislocation, subluxation (the shoulder joint going out then back in), A/C joint strain/sprain/separation, labral tear, arthritis, clavicle fracture, frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis), and humerus fracture just to name a few
Our shoulder program has three steps. One: Eliminate shoulder pain with manual therapy, postural correction, ice and heat. Two: Restore full range of motion and proper movement (sometimes the way we move can actually be the cause of our pain, and sometimes the pain affects the way we move). Three: REBUILD the rotator cuff and shoulder musculature to stabilize the joint, increase blood flow, and get you back to the things you love to do.
I waited over a year to go and see Michael Lok for my shoulder pain even though I already knew Michael could help me as he did in the past. I could barely lift my hand to my face without pain. By the 3rd visit, I had most of the mobility back in my shoulder and the pain was reduced by at least 90%. Michael is methodical about the way he does things and always make sure to do it at a pace your comfortable with. Like he said to me - Dale your in the driver's seat, I'm just along for the ride. He just seems to know where to start even though it may not be where you are feeling the pain the most. Michael is one of those people that is truly in his profession to help people feel better, not to mention he is just a nice guy too. Glad to call him my physiotherapist and friend.
Google Review - Dale D.