“How To Get Relief From Shoulder Pain & Return To An Active Lifestyle Without Using Painkillers or Surgery.” 

The Astonishing Alternative To Pills and Surgery That Has 85% of People Returning To Full Activity Without Shoulder Pain.

“How To Get Relief From Shoulder Pain & Return To An Active Lifestyle Without Using Painkillers or Surgery.” 

The Astonishing Alternative To Pills and Surgery That Has 85% of People Returning To Full Activity Without Shoulder Pain.

If you’re dealing with shoulder pain, it can be frustrating searching for a long-term solution. Most people with shoulder pain find themselves in a constant battle with short-term solutions that just kick the can down the road. 

When it’s really bad, it can start to impact significant parts of your life such as sleep, and being active. For many people, that means they are less able to cope with stress, and they can experience decreased engagement at work and with their family. At the end of the day, it can change who you are, and prevent you from being the best version of yourself.

Does This Sound Like Your Shoulder Pain?

If it does, then you may have already tried many of the traditional methods of solving shoulder pain such as:

  • Going to your MD, who told you to rest and take pain medication. They told you that if this didn’t work, they would refer you to an orthopedic surgeon for a consultation.
  • Going to that orthopedic surgeon, and being told that surgery was your only option.
  • You’ve asked some friends who kind of laugh and say “That’s just what happens as we get older!” 
  • Getting a massage which helps keep the pain down, but never quite seems to make it go away entirely. 
  • Looking up some exercises on youtube, but not finding anything that provided lasting results.

At this point it’s understandable to be frustrated, and you might be thinking that there’s a better way, and you just have not found it yet. 

How Does Shoulder Pain Get Solved For Good?

While many providers focus on one area, a joint, a muscle, a ligament, what most people need is a provider that will approach your case as a whole. They should take everything into account when diagnosing what the root cause of your limitations are, and what to do about them.

There are 3 things that are necessary, in order to get you from the sidelines, back into an active life. 

Component #1

Accurate diagnosis of the ROOT CAUSE of your pain. Where your symptoms are, is often the result of a deeper problem. You will be amazed at learning how powerful treating the root cause can be. Not only will your pain go away, but you may find yourself feeling stronger than you have felt in years. When the root cause is found many people are not surprised to find out that an injury that they had years ago has contributed to their issue.

Here’s the best part: Even if that injury is years in the past, a good provider can still develop a plan to get it corrected. 

Component #2

A comprehensive STRATEGY to get you from point A to point B (Point B is your goal lifestyle). There are many pieces to an injury. Tight muscles, sprained ligaments, weakness, stiff joints…There is no one size fits all, and a strategy is needed to address each individual component of your condition, while fixing the root cause. 

Component #3

Take frequent measurements. After all, the proof is in the pudding. Measurements allow a provider to determine how you are responding to treatment. This is more than just a “Hey, are you feeling better, or worse? Scale of 1-10?” situation. Taking real measurements of your range of motion, strength, and movement patterns on a regular basis is necessary. When a provider has a STRATEGY, when the measurements are not meeting expectations it allows them to figure out why & change direction.

The Truth

The truth is, that we live in a society that’s obsessed with quick-fixes. This has led to short-sighted medicinal solutions to shoulder pain, that simply fail to address the root cause of the issue. 

There are enough people out there who are ok with taking pills, or waiting until surgery, that doctors and insurance companies have shifted towards this model. As a result, it’s difficult for active people who want real solutions to find good help. 

When living an active life is important to you, it can be gut-wrenching to have a doctor look you in the eyes and tell you to stop doing what you love. It can feel like a big part of your life has just fallen away. That’s why it’s important to find a doctor who is on-board with you helping you live the best life you can.

Click the video below to hear what Dr. Tom has to say about your shoulder pain, or keep reading to learn more about how to find a real solution. 

Click to Request a Discovery Visit
the doctors of physical therapy back pain book cover
Get Your Free Shoulder Pain Guide

“How Do I know If I’ve Received a Quick-Fix for Shoulder Pain?”

  • You have gone to the MD, who prescribed some medications, and asked you to come back if they didn’t work. 
  • You have been given surgery as your only option. Unless you’ve had a major accident or event this typically is not the case. 
  • You have been getting massages to manage your aching muscles, but they seem to just tighten right back up.
  • You have been to chiropractic, and it feels nice afterwards, but your joint stiffness keeps returning. 
  • You have been to physical therapy, and the exercises they gave help a little, but you have to do them all day long to feel any better. 
  • You have been to any doctor, and they have only focused on the area of pain, and not what the other areas of your body are doing.

“How Do I know If I’ve Found The Root Cause?”

It’s important to know that the “diagnosis” or the injured area, is very rarely the actual ROOT CAUSE of your pain. Everything in your body works together in a cause-effect relationship. 

When it comes to the shoulder there are 17 muscles that attach to your shoulder blade alone. While it may be your rotator cuff that’s painful, that could be because of muscular weakness in any one of the other muscles that is causing the rotator cuff to work harder than it has to. Over time, this leads to rotator cuff injury. 

Some surgeons will look at this injury and want to cut into your shoulder to fix the rotator cuff. But what about the weakness that caused it in the first place? This is why you hear about people having multiple surgeries on the same body part…

When you find the root cause, the doctor will be able to explain to you exactly what’s wrong, and all of the components that are contributing to your injury. When it comes to your shoulder, this could mean tight muscles, weak muscles, poor movements, bad daily habits, or any number of other issues. It’s important to have a complete understanding of your shoulder pain before a strategy can be developed. 

STOP and re-read that last sentence. In case you zoned out I’ll repeat it… “It’s important to have a complete understanding of your shoulder pain before a strategy can be developed.” Notice that I use the word “STRATEGY.” Because that’s what you need to fix the root cause of shoulder pain. You can’t just look at the thing causing you pain and let the treatment stop there. Unless of course you want to be in the same boat 6 months from now. 

7 Reasons Shoulder Pain Lasts Longer Than It Should

  • You rely mainly on word of mouth, and you’ve run out of places to go.
  • You’ve gotten so much advice, you’re paralyzed by your options, so you’ve done nothing. 
  • You’ve been burned in the past, and you don’t want to waste time again by choosing the wrong option, so you’re doing a lot of research.
  • Your shoulder pain used to go away on its own, so you’ve been waiting.
  • You looked up exercises to do on YouTube, but they only helped a little. 
  • You’re currently getting care, and the provider is insisting that you just keep being patient and eventually it will work (without good explanation as to why). You’re staying with them a little longer because they’re “nice.”
  • You’ve had physical therapy in the past, so you’ve tried the same exercises, but it’s not working this time.

What Can I Do About My Shoulder Pain Right Now?

  • The best thing that you can do is decide to get help from an expert. With all the options out there, it’s difficult to find someone reliable who you can trust. Which is why we offer a non-committal Discovery Visit option. You can see more below. 
  • Whatever you do, keep moving. Don’t let things stiffen up and get worse. 
  • Stay hydrated. Especially in Phoenix during the hotter months of the year. We need about ½ our body weight in ounces each day. Add 10% if you’re active. This helps your muscles get circulation, which helps them heal. 
  • Try your best to avoid sleeping on your side, or leaning on your shoulder when you’re seated in a chair or driving.
  • Request A Copy of our Free Report: How To Stop Shoulder Pain Without Risking Surgery & While Staying Active. Inside you’ll find a series of 3 techniques that you can do that will start giving you some relief.

If you would like to know more about our approach to shoulder pain, and you’d like to get to know us better before deciding, now is your chance. Click the button below, and fill out a short form to apply for a Discovery Visit. We offer just 4 per week only to people who are serious about getting back to their active, healthy, mobile lifestyles free of shoulder pain. 

Click Here To Apply For A Discovery Visit

“Can You Tell Me More About Your Approach?”

Sure, it’s called the “PHIX” approach – pronounced “fix.” Here’s how it works: 

  • A complete analysis that looks at your body as a system, not just one piece at a time. 
  • A combination of the latest and most impactful research across many industries. 
  • An analysis of the root cause of your shoulder pain.
  • An individual treatment plan to address every aspect of your limitation.
  • The bridge between getting you “healthy” and keeping you active, mobile, and strong. 
  • A focus on using hands on treatment and movement to heal. We do not use hot-packs, estim, or other forms of passive temporary treatments. 
  • A standard our doctors hold themselves to, that makes sure you get the highest possibility of achieving your outcome.

Common Diagnosis We Help

  • Rotator Cuff Pain
  • Shoulder Bursitis
  • AC Joint Pain
  • Impingement
  • Shoulder Instability

Common Causes

  • Muscle imbalance
  • Muscle tightness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Trauma
  • Postural Tendencies

If you would like to inquire further about your condition, and if we help people in your particular situation, you can click the button below and fill out a form to request a call-back. 

Click To Speak With An Expert

“How Can Choosing a PT at DPT Help Me?”

  • With our PHIX approach, we can identify the ROOT CAUSE of your pain, and design a plan to address it. 
  • We will identify all the individual components of your injury, and make sure nothing gets left out.
  • We will explain clearly why the other things you have tried, have only resulted in temporary relief. 
  • You’ll get back to being active, which we know is about more than just being active. It’s about stress relief, and it helps you live a high-performance life. 
  • You’ll sleep better at night, knowing that you have a solution. 
  • You’ll get clear and straightforward communication, and finally get the lasting solutions you’ve been looking for. 
  • You’ll be working with a team of doctors. Even though you may be seeing one doctor, we hold round-tables in our clinic to deal with cases of all levels of difficulty. 
  • We know when it’s time to change direction of treatment to ensure that you keep progressing.

Basically we design a detailed plan, and have a standardized process for getting you from where you are at now…back to the active, healthy, mobile lifestyle you love. 

If you’re ready to go, but you’d like to know more about availability for appointments at our clinic, and what it costs. Simply click the button below and fill out the short form on the next page.

Click To Ask About Cost And Availability

Please Take A Few Moments To Hear What Our Clients Have To Say About DPT

If you’re dealing with shoulder pain, it can be frustrating searching for a long-term solution. Most people with shoulder pain find themselves in a constant battle with short-term solutions that just kick the can down the road. 

When it’s really bad, it can start to impact significant parts of your life such as sleep, and being active. For many people, that means they are less able to cope with stress, and they can experience decreased engagement at work and with their family. At the end of the day, it can change who you are, and prevent you from being the best version of yourself.

Does This Sound Like Your Shoulder Pain?

If it does, then you may have already tried many of the traditional methods of solving shoulder pain such as:

  • Going to your MD, who told you to rest and take pain medication. They told you that if this didn’t work, they would refer you to an orthopedic surgeon for a consultation.
  • Going to that orthopedic surgeon, and being told that surgery was your only option.
  • You’ve asked some friends who kind of laugh and say “That’s just what happens as we get older!” 
  • Getting a massage which helps keep the pain down, but never quite seems to make it go away entirely. 
  • Looking up some exercises on youtube, but not finding anything that provided lasting results.

At this point it’s understandable to be frustrated, and you might be thinking that there’s a better way, and you just have not found it yet. 

How Does Shoulder Pain Get Solved For Good?

There are 3 steps that are necessary, in order to solve this common issue in a way that it doesn’t easily come back…

Step 1: Accurate diagnosis of the ROOT CAUSE…Where your symptoms are located, is not always where the problem lies. This is the reason it tends to come back.

Step 2: Develop a comprehensive PLAN to get you from point A to point B (Point B is your goal activity)…There are many pieces to an injury. Tight muscles, sprained ligaments, weakness, stiff joints…the plan needs to include all of these to have a shot at being a long-lasting solution.

Step 3: Take frequent measurements to tell you if you’re on the right track, and be willing to change directions…Just because you have a hammer in your hand, doesn’t mean what you’re looking at is a nail…You might need a screwdriver. This means that as your body changes, your program changes to make sure you continue progressing. 

Can You Handle The Truth?

The truth is, that we live in a society that’s obsessed with quick-fixes. This has led to short-sighted medicinal solutions to shoulder pain, that simply fail to address the root cause of the issue. 

There are enough people out there who are ok with taking pills, or waiting until surgery, that doctors and insurance companies have shifted towards this model. As a result, it’s difficult for active people who want real solutions to find good help. 

When living an active life is important to you, it can be gut-wrenching to have a doctor look you in the eyes and tell you to stop doing what you love. It can feel like a big part of your life has just fallen away. That’s why it’s important to find a doctor who is on-board with you helping you live the best life you can.

Click the video below to hear what Dr. Tom has to say about your shoulder pain, or keep reading to learn more about how to find a real solution. 

Click to Request a Discovery Visit
the doctors of physical therapy back pain book cover
Get Your Free Shoulder Pain Guide

“How Do I know If I’ve Received a Quick-Fix for Shoulder Pain?”

  • You have gone to the MD, who prescribed some medications, and asked you to come back if they didn’t work. 
  • You have been given surgery as your only option. Unless you’ve had a major accident or event this typically is not the case. 
  • You have been getting massages to manage your aching muscles, but they seem to just tighten right back up.
  • You have been to chiropractic, and it feels nice afterwards, but your joint stiffness keeps returning. 
  • You have been to physical therapy, and the exercises they gave help a little, but you have to do them all day long to feel any better. 
  • You have been to any doctor, and they have only focused on the area of pain, and not what the other areas of your body are doing.

“How Do I know If I’ve Found The Root Cause?”

It’s important to know that the “diagnosis” or the injured area, is very rarely the actual ROOT CAUSE of your pain. Everything in your body works together in a cause-effect relationship. 

When it comes to the shoulder there are 17 muscles that attach to your shoulder blade alone. While it may be your rotator cuff that’s painful, that could be because of muscular weakness in any one of the other muscles that is causing the rotator cuff to work harder than it has to. Over time, this leads to rotator cuff injury. 

Some surgeons will look at this injury and want to cut into your shoulder to fix the rotator cuff. But what about the weakness that caused it in the first place? This is why you hear about people having multiple surgeries on the same body part…

When you find the root cause, the doctor will be able to explain to you exactly what’s wrong, and all of the components that are contributing to your injury. When it comes to your shoulder, this could mean tight muscles, weak muscles, poor movements, bad daily habits, or any number of other issues. It’s important to have a complete understanding of your shoulder pain before a strategy can be developed. 

STOP and re-read that last sentence. In case you zoned out I’ll repeat it… “It’s important to have a complete understanding of your shoulder pain before a strategy can be developed.” Notice that I use the word “STRATEGY.” Because that’s what you need to fix the root cause of shoulder pain. You can’t just look at the thing causing you pain and let the treatment stop there. Unless of course you want to be in the same boat 6 months from now. 

7 Reasons Shoulder Pain Lasts Longer Than It Should

  • You rely mainly on word of mouth, and you’ve run out of places to go.
  • You’ve gotten so much advice, you’re paralyzed by your options, so you’ve done nothing. 
  • You’ve been burned in the past, and you don’t want to waste time again by choosing the wrong option, so you’re doing a lot of research.
  • Your shoulder pain used to go away on its own, so you’ve been waiting.
  • You looked up exercises to do on YouTube, but they only helped a little. 
  • You’re currently getting care, and the provider is insisting that you just keep being patient and eventually it will work (without good explanation as to why). You’re staying with them a little longer because they’re “nice.”
  • You’ve had physical therapy in the past, so you’ve tried the same exercises, but it’s not working this time.

What Can I Do About My Shoulder Pain Right Now?

  • The best thing that you can do is decide to get help from an expert. With all the options out there, it’s difficult to find someone reliable who you can trust. Which is why we offer a non-committal Discovery Visit option. You can see more below. 
  • Whatever you do, keep moving. Don’t let things stiffen up and get worse. 
  • Stay hydrated. Especially in Phoenix during the hotter months of the year. We need about ½ our body weight in ounces each day. Add 10% if you’re active. This helps your muscles get circulation, which helps them heal. 
  • Try your best to avoid sleeping on your side, or leaning on your shoulder when you’re seated in a chair or driving.
  • Request A Copy of our Free Report: How To Stop Shoulder Pain Without Risking Surgery & While Staying Active. Inside you’ll find a series of 3 techniques that you can do that will start giving you some relief.

If you would like to know more about our approach to shoulder pain, and you’d like to get to know us better before deciding, now is your chance. Click the button below, and fill out a short form to apply for a Discovery Visit. We offer just 4 per week only to people who are serious about getting back to their active, healthy, mobile lifestyles free of shoulder pain. 

Click Here To Apply For A Discovery Visit

“Can You Tell Me More About Your Approach?”

Sure, it’s called the “PHIX” approach – pronounced “fix.” Here’s how it works: 

  • A complete analysis that looks at your body as a system, not just one piece at a time. 
  • A combination of the latest and most impactful research across many industries. 
  • An analysis of the root cause of your shoulder pain.
  • An individual treatment plan to address every aspect of your limitation.
  • The bridge between getting you “healthy” and keeping you active, mobile, and strong. 
  • A focus on using hands on treatment and movement to heal. We do not use hot-packs, estim, or other forms of passive temporary treatments. 
  • A standard our doctors hold themselves to, that makes sure you get the highest possibility of achieving your outcome.

Common Diagnosis We Help

  • Rotator Cuff Pain
  • Shoulder Bursitis
  • AC Joint Pain
  • Impingement
  • Shoulder Instability

Common Causes

  • Muscle imbalance
  • Muscle tightness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Trauma
  • Postural Tendencies

If you would like to inquire further about your condition, and if we help people in your particular situation, you can click the button below and fill out a form to request a call-back. 

Click To Speak With An Expert

“How Can Choosing a PT at DPT Help Me?”

  • With our PHIX approach, we can identify the ROOT CAUSE of your pain, and design a plan to address it. 
  • We will identify all the individual components of your injury, and make sure nothing gets left out.
  • We will explain clearly why the other things you have tried, have only resulted in temporary relief. 
  • You’ll get back to being active, which we know is about more than just being active. It’s about stress relief, and it helps you live a high-performance life. 
  • You’ll sleep better at night, knowing that you have a solution. 
  • You’ll get clear and straightforward communication, and finally get the lasting solutions you’ve been looking for. 
  • You’ll be working with a team of doctors. Even though you may be seeing one doctor, we hold round-tables in our clinic to deal with cases of all levels of difficulty. 
  • We know when it’s time to change direction of treatment to ensure that you keep progressing.

Basically we design a detailed plan, and have a standardized process for getting you from where you are at now…back to the active, healthy, mobile lifestyle you love. 

If you’re ready to go, but you’d like to know more about availability for appointments at our clinic, and what it costs. Simply click the button below and fill out the short form on the next page.

Click To Ask About Cost And Availability

Please Take A Few Moments To Hear What Our Clients Have To Say About DPT