Shoulder Pain Relief

Our shoulders are one of the most used joints in the body as they are responsible for all arm movements.  Coupled with being highly mobile joints, the type of injuries that can occur can range from acute dislocations to long term shoulder pain and instability problems, all of which can be managed effectively through Physiotherapy at Harmony Physiotherapy Ottawa.

Causes Of Shoulder Pain?

There are a number of conditions that can cause shoulder pain. The most common cause is a rotator cuff injury. A rotator cuff injury can be due to tendinitis, bursitis or tears. Those who have to reach overhead repeatedly usually incur a rotator cuff injury like painters and tennis players. Bursitis is caused by an inflammation of its fluid-filled sacs. Rotator cuff tears or strains can occur after a fall or car accident. Any type of shoulder injury will typically cause a lot of pain.

Other causes of shoulder pain include a pinched nerve, a frozen shoulder or a dislocated shoulder. A pinched nerve is when another structure is impinging on a nerve. It’s quite painful. A frozen shoulder is where muscles, ligaments, and tendons stiffen and become difficult to move. Activities are generally limited. With a dislocated shoulder, the ball of the humerus comes out of the shoulder socket. And with age, the soft tissues around the shoulder can degenerate and cause pain. Most people will incur some type of shoulder pain in their lifetime.

How Harmony Physiotherapy Ottawa Can Help You:


A Harmony Physiotherapy Ottawa Physiotherapist uses different treatments and modalities to treat shoulder conditions. Exercises generally consist of active shoulder motion, passive range of motion, using shoulder pulleys, shoulder scapular stabilization, and rotator cuff strengthening. Other modalities of treatment include ultrasound, heat therapy, electrical stimulation, massage, joint mobilization, Acupuncture, Dry Needling, and cold therapy. These treatment modalities are a perfect adjunct to exercise. Ultrasound and electrical stimulation help decrease pain and improve mobility. With joint mobilization, the joints are moved in specific directions. It’s a gliding motion that is relaxing.


The Harmony Ottawa Physiotherapist also uses massage and kneads the injured tissues of the body to enhance healing. All of these treatment modalities help decrease pain, reduce swelling, improve circulation and decrease muscle tension. Your physical therapists will also instruct you in home exercises to enhance recovery from a shoulder injury. At Harmony Physiotherapy Ottawa healing is faster, and you won’t have to rely so much on pain meds.

Have you suffered a shoulder injury? Do you have shoulder pain and don’t know why? Get the answers and treatment you need to get on the path to recovery.


Contact Us Today at Harmony Physiotherapy Ottawa for a personalized consultation and effective treatment plan. Our registered and highly-skilled physiotherapists have helped many others recover from shoulder pain and injuries and can help you too. Recovery is just a phone call away!