Overhead Athletes

Treatment for upper-arm and shoulder injuries

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Throwing, pitching, swimming - each of these activities puts stress on the shoulder and elbow, specifically to the area that stabilizes and centers the shoulder within the socket and to the inside of the elbow. As a result, shoulder and elbow injuries can occur abruptly or may develop over time in athletes who train with high intensity or play at a competitive level.

Whether you play tennis or lacrosse, participate in competitive volleyball or take jump shots for fun, the skilled team of sports medicine therapists at SSM Health Physical Therapy is here to help and can treat:

  • Adhesive capsulitis
  • Bursitis
  • Contusions
  • Fractures
  • Post-operative rehabilitation
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Tendonitis

We promote well-being and can help you maximize function by:

  • Increasing flexibility and range of motion
  • Decreasing joint strain
  • Reducing muscle spasms
  • Strengthening and toning muscles
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By combining injury management, strength training and conditioning, our therapists will design a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs which may include:

For more information, please contact us at [email protected].

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