Hi, my name is Allison Pfrommer. I am a physical therapist here at In Motion Physical Therapy. Today, I want to go over some important factors to consider with shoulder pain and dysfunction. Shoulder pain and dysfunction are common complaints of overhead athletes and desk-bound employees. The shoulder girdle complex is made up of 4 different joints or articulations that have to work together to perform optimal movement and posture. Shoulder activation requires chronological and selective muscle recruitment during upper extremity movement. Additionally, shoulder dysfunction can lead to neck pain, and vice versa, due to the origins and insertions of muscles that span from the neck to the shoulder. Due to the complex nature of the shoulder girdle and its close relationship to the neck, it is important to have a physical therapist analyze your movements patterns. Common diagnoses that we treat, involving the shoulder, include rotator cuff tears, tendonitis, bursitis, impingement, and labral tears. Here at In Motion we can help address muscle imbalances that are negatively impacting your quality of movement. With this information, we will produce a comprehensive and individualized plan of care to meet your specific needs. Please give us a call today at 610-518-9100 if you would like to schedule an appointment.