Sports Physical Therapy and Rehab in Montclair, NJ
Looking for high-quality sports physical therapy and rehab in Montclair, NJ? Look no further than the Pro Staff Physical Therapy team. We have a convenient location in town at our Montclair location.
Pro Staff Physical Therapy of Montclair, NJ, is located on the corner of Claremont Avenue and Pine Street in Montclair, New Jersey. Our team of licensed, highly qualified physical therapists and occupational therapists work tirelessly to meet our patients’ needs. This location is managed by director Dr. Thomas A. Koc, Jr., PT, DPT, PhD, CIMT.
Sports physical therapy helps athletes recover from an injury. Whether you are part of a team or an individual competitor, this process can be both physically and mentally challenging. Pro Staff Physical Therapy is here to help!
What Causes Shoulder Impingement?
Shoulder Impingement results from the glenohumeral joint (shoulder joint) getting stuck or impinged during shoulder motion. This injury is common in overhead athletes such as baseball players and swimmers.
Shoulder impingement can cause issues within the joint space and result in poor muscular balance. This can lead to joint inflammation, affecting all aspects of shoulder performance.
No matter what may have caused the initial injury, physical therapy has been proven to help. We will work on regaining your lost mobility and develop new ways to keep your shoulder healthy and pain-free.
Common Symptoms of Shoulder Impingement
- Pain in the front and side of the shoulders.
- Decreased mobility in the shoulder joint, especially with overhead motion.
- Difficulty laying on the affected shoulder.
- Decreased strength in the affected shoulder, especially overhead.
How to Treat Shoulder Impingement
Shoulder impingement is first treated by identifying mobility restrictions and decreasing pain during those motions. This will involve manual therapy and specific mobility exercises to improve your shoulder’s ability to move freely.
Next, the focus will be on activating the right muscles throughout the shoulder motion. These smaller muscles are vital for ensuring that the humerus sits in the correct position as it moves.
Finally, your physical therapist will help identify any movement-specific impairments you might have for your specific sport or activity. We will then focus on breaking those movements down to ensure that you will be stronger over time with those movements.
Every shoulder is different, so it is essential to have a skilled physical therapist evaluate and treat any symptoms you may be having.
How long will it take for me to get better?
Your recovery time can be affected by many different factors that are unique to you. This may include how long you have had shoulder impingement, what type of activity you are involved in, the extent of any damaged tissue, and several other factors such as sleep, nutrition, and activity level.
Get Started Today
If you are looking for a high-quality sports rehab facility, come check out our Montclair location today. Our team of expert physical therapists is committed to your health and wants you to feel better as soon as possible.
Contact our office at 973-358-9338 to schedule an appointment for any sport-related injury and rehabilitation.