Shoulder Alignment Program

Welcome to our Shoulder Alignment Program.

Sound familiar?

  • It feels like one shoulder is more forward than the other.
  • I cannot sleep but on one side as it is uncomfortable to lie on other side.
  • I do not do shoulder exercises as I am too sore the next day.
  • It feels like I cannot sit up straight with my shoulders back for good posture.
  • I have tightness and pain always on one side. 
If these are familiar to you, then you will benefit from our Shoulder Alignment Program. The good news? You’re not alone!  Shoulder asymmetry and pain is very common but you can make a huge improvement in your quality of life with our stability and mobility treatments for symmetry between your shoulders. 

Trigger Point Dry Needling

Our personalized shoulder alignment program offers relief for those suffering from upper body tightness and pain.

When you trust your pain to the team at PhysioFit of North Carolina, we take the time to get to know the whole you so we can personalize your recovery program for your unique and complex condition. There is hope for a better tomorrow, and we’re committed to helping you get back to what matters most to you.
With our 1-on-1 sessions, your therapist will take the time to get to know you and your complete personal history to help identify all contributing factors related to your shoulder asymmetry.
Our comprehensive shoulder alignment program is designed to assess and treat impairments in motor control, muscle activation, flexibility, and symmetry between the shoulders.
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The most informative Shoulder and Scapula Health Exam that contributes to your personalized shoulder alignment plan.

There are three phases of our Shoulder Alignment Program Exam: Muscle Activation Analysis, Flexibility Assessment and Hands-on Assessment. This exam is done in a private room with you and your therapist. The Exam identifies pain generators, muscle imbalances, and functional movement asymmetry. This provides us with your overall shoulder health performance to uncover the underlying “why”.

Muscle Activation

We test and determine if the correct muscles are working in your rotator cuff and stabilizers in your shoulder blades.  We exam this connectivity to start a treatment plan to fix it.

Flexibility Assessment

Flexibility in the shoulder joint is crucial for maintaining proper alignment.  We test the lengthening and shortening properties of pertinent muscles to identify restrictions.

Muscle Imbalances

We commonly find muscle imbalances in our exam, which explains the “tug of war” that your upper body goes through all day long!  Finding these deviations is necessary to allow for smooth and coordinated movement.

Low Row Exercise on TRX

If you’re ready to find relief and begin your journey, feel free to call us today to discuss how we can help or you can book an evaluation below.

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Additional Examination Procedures

There are additional examination procedures that we utilize to exam asymmetry as fascial lines connect from multiple regions! This exam is done in a private room with you and your therapist. The Exam identifies spinal alignment, strength deficits in your grip, and/or tightness in muscle groups in your extremities. This provides us with your overall body’s performance to uncover the underlying “why”.

Spinal Alignment

Our daily lives cause forward head posture and rounding spine escalating stress on the upper body. This can lead to a straight cervical spine and more kyphotic thoracic spine, which interferes with erect and proper posture.  We exam your alignment to start a treatment plan to fix it.

Grip Strength Assessment

We examine strength and function of your hand and wrist to examine asymmetry and pain.  Your body can compensate with additional strain at the shoulder due to impairments further down the arm.  

Upper Extremity Analysis

A diagnostic process is used to assess an individual’s ability to lengthen or shorten muscles and joints to identify any significant discrepancies or asymmetries.

Learn more with our articles on the Shoulder