Sports Physical Therapy & Rehab in Bloomfield, NJ

Sport-related shoulder injuries are very common at Pro Staff Physical Therapy. If you live in the Bloomfield area, we have a convenient location in Montclair. This location offers the best sports physical therapy around.

Sports Physical Therapy & Rehab in Bloomfield, NJWe specialize in treating all sports-related injuries and help our athletes get back to the sports they love. Our team believes in treating our patients beyond the initial symptoms and conditions.

Shoulder dislocations can be chronic and cause ongoing issues with shoulder health. If you have been diagnosed with a shoulder dislocation, look no further than Pro Staff Physical Therapy.

What Causes a Shoulder Dislocation?

A shoulder dislocation happens when the humerus dislocates away from the shoulder joint. A specific trauma, such as a car crash or a sports-related injury, can cause this. Every shoulder has slightly different internal stability.

For some people with more joint movement, shoulder subluxation or dislocation can happen more easily. When a dislocation occurs, there is an excellent risk of tears in the muscle and ligaments surrounding the joint. Depending on the nature of the injury, there is also a chance of a fracture.

When working with a physical therapist, you can identify areas of weakness or excess mobility within the shoulder and how to improve them based on your specific movement goals. We will also help you devise exercises to help prevent it from happening again.

Common Symptoms of a Shoulder Dislocation

  • All movements of the shoulder are limited and often painful.
  • Swelling and deformity of the shoulder joint.
  • Pain with sleeping on the affected side.
  • Decreased strength of the entire upper extremity secondary to pain.

How to Treat a Shoulder Dislocation

After the initial shoulder dislocation, it is essential to know the extent of the injury and what other tissue may be involved. In some instances, surgery may be necessary to fix the dislocation.

After the shoulder’s initial healing process, movement must be slowly introduced back into the joint. This will involve specific exercises to strengthen the muscles around the shoulder and manual therapy to reduce pain and improve the range of motion.

We will work with you on keeping your shoulder mobile through manual therapy, therapeutic

exercise, and movement-specific re-education. The physical therapists at Pro Staff will help you along the way to understand better what is going on in your shoulder and why it is essential to heal it properly.

When to See a PT for a Shoulder Dislocation

After a shoulder dislocation, it is essential to get imaging of the shoulder to determine the extent of any further damage. Seeing a physical therapist early in your recovery can help you regain movement and strength faster.

We will work with your physician to determine the best course of care based on your shoulder.

Get Started Today

The Pro Staff Physical Therapy team is an expert in sports-related injuries and recovery. We hope to help Bloomfield’s community with all its movement-specific needs.

If you are recovering from a sports-related injury, come check out our Montclair location. Call our office at 973-358-9338 to schedule an appointment today.