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Personalized Shoulder Pain Care

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Shoulder pain affects more people than just golfers or baseball players. With a shoulder injury, everyday actions like picking up your child, driving, or even sleeping can become painful experiences. That’s why it’s imperative to treat your shoulder pain before it gets worse! See how Pinnacle can get you started.

What is
Shoulder Pain?

Shoulder pain can be caused by a wide variety of problems including sprains, overuse, incorrect movements, and more. Shoulder pain often presents itself as discomfort within the joint itself, along with the surrounding ligaments and tendons.

How Can We Help?

Stop living with shoulder pain! Pinnacle is here to guide you through your shoulder pain with our proven process.

Get a Full Body Evaluation

Get started on your shoulder care by scheduling a full body evaluation! Your physical therapist will take a thorough history, analyze your movements, and educate you on their findings to create a holistic healing plan for you.

Understanding Your Shoulder Pain

During your first visit, your physical therapist will analyze your shoulder to determine the cause of pain. Your history and daily schedule will be taken into account.

Treating Your Shoulder Pain

After determining the cause of your pain, Dr. Murphy and his PT team will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan consisting of exercises, stretches, and manual therapy. This combination has been proven by research to help patients get relief.

On-Going Care

To help speed up recovery and pain treatment, your PT will create an at-home treatment plan to help you reach your goals faster.


Common Shoulder Conditions

AC Joint Injury

This is a shoulder separation that can be caused by many different factors including trauma, heavy weight lifting, and more.

Adhesive Capsulitis

Adhesive capsulitis occurs when the tissue in your shoulder tightens up and restricts arm movement.

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

This syndrome occurs when the nerves between the collarbone and first rib become pinched, often resulting in neck and shoulder pain.

Shoulder Arthritis

Shoulder arthritis occurs from wear and tear within the cartilage of the shoulder but can be caused by other things like injury as well.

Rotator Cuff Tear

Rotator tears are typically caused by an injury or by repetitive motions throughout the years causing degeneration of tissues.

Shoulder Bursitis

Bursitis often presents as a swelling between the top of the arm bone and the tip of the shoulder. This is often caused by overuse.

Shoulder Impingement

Shoulder impingement results in a torn or swollen tendon, often caused by shoulder misuse or overuse.

Snapping Shoulder Blade Syndrome

Due to incorrect joint movement, snapping shoulder blade syndrome is a loud popping of the shoulder joint when the shoulder is rotated.

Shoulder Labral Tear

A shoulder labral tear is caused when the labrum tissue connecting to the shoulder socket is torn.


Our Relieved Clients



Google Reviews

shoulder pain patient at pinnacle physical therapy


“I recently went to see Dr. Murphy as I had been diagnosed with shoulder impingement and had been experiencing pain and limited range of motion for over a year. As a retiree, I have experienced other physical therapy clinics and didn’t hold out much hope for improvement. Was I wrong!

Dr Murphy offers amazing, personalized care, and after only one week, I could feel a marked improvement that continues today. He takes the time to do a thorough and complete exam and really listens while at the same time being so relaxed, encouraging, and friendly. He provides a home exercise program by email with detailed instructions and reminders so all “homework” can be done safely and correctly. I would highly recommend his practice to anyone who wants to stay active. His care is truly outstanding.” 

shoulder pain patient at pinnacle physical therapy


“By the third week, I was 100% better and he was very honest that he thought I could stop therapy.

“I went to see Dr. Brian Murphy because I was experiencing hip pain due to fluid build up on my IT band, and physical therapy was recommended by my orthopedic surgeon.

On my first visit, Brian was very thorough in his assessment and immediately started my therapy. He gave me exercises to do at home, which I did without fail. By the third week, I was 100% better, and he was very honest that he thought I could stop therapy and continue my home exercises, which my surgeon agreed with.

I would, without question, recommend Brian and Pinnacle Physical Therapy to my friends and family. I cannot imagine seeing anyone else in the future should I need additional physical therapy.”

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