Performance Physical Therapy

Lorraine Jackson
I was treated for my neck and shoulders, primarily by Jennifer. I also saw a few other therapists, but not once did I have to repeat my story. The environment of PPT and the friendliness of all the staff made my visits enjoyable! I can’t believe how pain free I am! I’ve been to other therapy places; PPT is TOPS!
Joseph Ford
Always helpful professional knowledgeable. Just an all out great experience.
Eva Dreyer
Before coming to PPT I saw another physical therapist about hip pain. After seven weeks there wasn’t any improvement. A friend recommended PPT and the results were phenomenal! Sean thoroughly tested my range of motion and prescribed several stretching and strengthening exercises. He progressed these weekly. He re-tested my ROM after six weeks and the improvements were remarkable. Plus the pain was gone! Sean will be my PT for life!
linda bradford
From the start of my PT everyone I encountered was very friendly and pleasant. I was impressed with the interaction between staff and how knowledgeable Taylor (PT) as well as the techs were when I asked questions. I would recommend this office!!!
barbara brockett
I came to Performance Physical Therapy several years ago because I had heard good things about them, having been disappointed in other PT practices I had used over the years. Most recently, the last two sets of therapy have been with Jordan Morris, who is an outstanding diagnostician and therapist. He carefully evaluated my aches and pains and the exercises he used and therapies he applied succeeded in vastly improving my strength and flexibility. I would most definitely work with him again if I have any other issues. He is an asset to the practice.
Gary Rose
Knowledgeable, friendly, and great staff well organized.
Karen Riordan
Highly Recommend! I was extremely impressed w/the quality of care I received. The Physical therapist, Sam Bachman, had her Doctorate in Physical Therapy - was up to date on the latest treatments and had me 100% for a shoulder issue in just a few short weeks, after months of pain. I would definatly go back to PPT for any future needs!


The 5 Most Common Causes of Shoulder Pain and How to Treat Them

The 5 Most Common Causes of Shoulder Pain and How to Treat Them


There are numerous causes of chronic shoulder pain. One thing is certain: without treatment, dealing with shoulder pain can make performing daily tasks nearly impossible.

If you or a loved one is suffering from shoulder pain, please contact us right away to learn how physical therapy can help relieve (or even eliminate) your symptoms!

How Does Shoulder Pain Occur?

Most people go about their daily lives without giving much thought to how they use their shoulders. Did you know that your shoulders do a lot of work to help you with everyday tasks? If you injure or strain them, you will almost certainly experience severe shoulder pain.

The following are five of the most common causes of shoulder pain:

1. Tendon Tears

If you experience an acute injury or have a degenerative condition, the result can be a torn tendon in your shoulder. The natural aging process, overuse, and random injuries can often cause split or torn tendons as well. Regardless of whether a patient has experienced a partial or full tendon tear, the pain can be searing and require regular appointments with a physical therapist in our clinic.

2. Tendinitis

A torn tendon in your shoulder can occur as a result of an acute injury or a degenerative condition. Natural aging, overuse, and random injuries can all result in split or torn tendons. Whether a patient has a partial or complete tendon tear, the pain can be excruciating and necessitates regular appointments with a physical therapist in our clinic.

Consider this: if you are a tennis player or a professional painter, you may be at high risk of developing tendonitis in your shoulder. This is because you perform the same repetitive motions every day while playing your sport or working. Those who are at high risk of developing this condition should be aware of the importance of not only visiting a physical therapist on a regular basis, but also resting their shoulders frequently to avoid chronic pain.

3. Bursitis

The shoulder is a highly complex network of moving parts. This makes it a fairly complex joint! The bursa is one of the main components of the shoulder, and it contains small fluid-filled sacs that work to keep the joint lubricated. Bursitis can develop if the bursa becomes inflamed or irritated in any way. This will necessitate the services of a physical therapist as soon as possible!

4. Frozen Shoulder

Adhesive capsulitis, also known as frozen shoulder, is a condition that develops after an injury or in conjunction with another shoulder condition. Frozen shoulder accounts for 2% of all cases of shoulder pain, according to the National Institute of Health. To avoid developing scar tissue in the shoulder, most physical therapists advise patients with frozen shoulders to rest frequently in between physical therapy appointments.

If scar tissue does form, the muscles surrounding the shoulder may eventually freeze up as well. This will restrict your full range of motion and cause chronic pain.

5. Impingement

Shoulder impingement occurs when the top part of the shoulder blade lifts away from the body, putting too much pressure on the underlying soft tissues in the arm. The shoulder blade rubs against the bursa and tendons as the arm lifts. An impingement in the shoulder can lead to bursitis and/or tendinitis if left untreated.

Physical Therapy Can Provide Fast Relief for Shoulder Pain

If you have recurring or chronic shoulder pain, it is critical that you see a physical therapist as soon as possible. Physical therapy is a natural and safe treatment option that can help patients of all ages recover from shoulder injuries.

Your physical therapist will evaluate your condition, determine the source of your pain, and develop a customized comprehensive treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

There’s no need to spend a fortune on expensive surgeries or over-the-counter medications to get rid of shoulder pain. It is simple to return to a pain-free state. Call our offices today (302) 234-2288 to learn more about the benefits of physical therapy for shoulder pain and to get started on the road to pain-free living!