We Help People Who Are Worried About Shoulder & Rotator Cuff Pain Become Pain Free & Confidently Get Back To Active Lifestyles WITHOUT Surgery.

Are You Frustrated Because Your Shoulder Pain Keeps Coming Back?

A Discovery Visit With Our Scottsdale Physical Therapy Specialists May Be Just What You Need.

If you’re dealing with shoulder & rotator cuff pain, most people just want to know if there’s a solution that actually lasts. The frustrating thing about shoulder and rotator cuff pain is that many times people get relief, but they find that it comes back months later. What’s even more frustrating, is that the solutions that used to work, don’t work any longer. Eventually you find yourself in a rabbit hole, searching high and low for solutions that hopefully help you to avoid surgery.

You’ve likely already tried many different things. Usually the list includes massage, stretching, massage guns, creams, different exercises, & giving up once again frustrated that you put all this time into it, and gotten nowhere.

A common experience is that each new thing you try, you may start to feel like you get some results, but sure enough, it comes back or you feel like you have to CONSTANTLY stretch or move around just to get some relief. For many people, it can even cause neck pain and headaches.

You’re not crazy. Watch the video below to learn more about what could be causing your shoulder pain.

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Click Here To Get Your Free Shoulder Pain Guide
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We Help People Who Are Worried About Shoulder & Rotator Cuff Pain Become Pain Free & Confidently Get Back To Independent, Active Lifestyles WITHOUT Using Painkillers Or Surgery.

Are You Frustrated Because It Feels Like You’ve Tried It All?

A Discovery Visit With Our Specialists May Be Just What You Need.

If you’re dealing with shoulder & rotator cuff pain, most people just want to know if there’s a solution that actually lasts. The frustrating thing about shoulder and rotator cuff pain is that many times people get relief, but they find that it comes back months later. What’s even more frustrating, is that the solutions that used to work, don’t work any longer. Then they start to wonder if they’ll be able to do the things they love again without needing surgery. They’ve heard horror stories about surgeries that didn’t really take the issue away, or it did, but then the pain came back.

You’ve likely already tried many different things. Usually the list includes massage, stretching, massage guns, creams, different exercises, & giving up once again frustrated that you put all this time into it, and gotten nowhere.

A common experience is that each new thing you try, you may start to feel like you get some results, but sure enough, it comes back or you feel like you have to CONSTANTLY stretch or move around just to get some relief. And when it’s really bad it can even cause neck pain and headaches.

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.

Watch the video below to learn more about what could be causing your shoulder pain. After watching, apply for a free visit with one of our specialists for personalized insights and roadmap to recovery.

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Click Here To Get Your Free Shoulder Pain Guide
Click to Request a FREE Discovery Visit

Shoulder pain is so common because many of the solutions out there just take one area into consideration. The muscles, the joints, nerves, strength, weakness, etcetera. The simple truth is that shoulder pain is a complex condition with many contributing factors. The good thing though, is that the solution to most shoulder pain is a lot more simple once it’s understood and applied correctly. 

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 Scottsdale shoulder pain treatment 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. 

Step 1: Find the Root Cause

The core issue, which has been proven time and again in the best research, is that the body has developed compensation patterns in order to protect itself. These patterns are hardwired into the brain, and will continue to persist unless they are fixed.

This pattern is what CAUSES the tight muscles, and the stiff joints. These tight muscles and stiff joints eventually damage different structures in your shoulder, causing shoulder pain. Therefore, correcting the pattern is the true root cause. If you want proof of this, look no further than the testimonials on our website and our Google listing from happy people who once had shoulder pain, and now they’re pain free. 

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. 

Step 2: Develop a Strategy

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. 

Step 3: Take Measurements On Your Way To Success

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 Scottsdale shoulder pain treatment doctor who is on-board with you helping you live the best life you can.

We understand that shoulder pain is frustrating, and that people have been told many different things about it, including that they have to stretch forever to keep it at bay. That’s why we created our Discovery Visit. It’s completely natural to be skeptical to try new things, and we wanted to create a way for people to meet our doctors, and learn about this effective approach to treating the root cause, WITHOUT any risk.

To apply for a DISCOVERY VISIT is simple. All you need to do is click the Application Button and fill out the form. If instead, you’d like to think about it, take our shoulder pain guide, it’s full of simple tips you can start using today to get some relief.

Click to Request a FREE Discovery Visit

“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 treatment, including rotator cuff physical therapy in Scottsdale, 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 FREE 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.
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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 Physical Therapy at DPT in Scottsdale 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.
Physical Therapy at DPT in Scottsdale, AZ

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 Scottsdale shoulder pain treatment 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

Shoulder pain is so common because many of the solutions out there just take one area into consideration. The muscles, the joints, nerves, strength, weakness, etcetera. The simple truth is that shoulder pain is a complex condition with many contributing factors. The good thing though, is that the solution to most shoulder pain is a lot more simple once it’s understood and applied correctly. 

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 Scottsdale shoulder pain treatment 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. 

Step 1: Find the Root Cause

The core issue, which has been proven time and again in the best research, is that the body has developed compensation patterns in order to protect itself. These patterns are hardwired into the brain, and will continue to persist unless they are fixed.

This pattern is what CAUSES the tight muscles, and the stiff joints. These tight muscles and stiff joints eventually damage different structures in your shoulder, causing shoulder pain. Therefore, correcting the pattern is the true root cause. If you want proof of this, look no further than the testimonials on our website and our Google listing from happy people who once had shoulder pain, and now they’re pain free. 

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. 

Step 2: Develop a Strategy

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. 

Step 3: Take Measurements On Your Way To Success

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 Scottsdale shoulder pain treatment doctor who is on-board with you helping you live the best life you can.

We understand that shoulder pain is frustrating, and that people have been told many different things about it, including that they have to stretch forever to keep it at bay. That’s why we created our Discovery Visit. It’s completely natural to be skeptical to try new things, and we wanted to create a way for people to meet our doctors, and learn about this effective approach to treating the root cause, WITHOUT any risk.

To apply for a DISCOVERY VISIT is simple. All you need to do is click the Application Button and fill out the form. If instead, you’d like to think about it, take our shoulder pain guide, it’s full of simple tips you can start using today to get some relief.

Click to Request a FREE Discovery Visit

“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 treatment, including rotator cuff physical therapy, in Scottsdale, 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 FREE 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.
Physical Therapy at DPT in Scottsdale, AZ

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 Scottsdale shoulder pain treatment 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