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How Can AOPT Help Your Upper Extremity Pain?

Patient Functional Outcomes

Shoulder pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions treated by a physical therapist. Nearly 40% of people will experience shoulder pain at some point in their lifetime. The shoulder is a complex joint and physical therapists are experts in the evaluation and treatment of shoulder pain.

Research has shown that physical therapy can reduce pain and disability, while also helping reduce the need for surgery, prolonged medication use, and steroid injections. This is true whether you have been diagnosed with a rotator cuff injury, subacromial impingement syndrome, or simply have an achy shoulder.

At Advanced Orthopedic Physical Therapy, our treatments have shown to improve upper extremity function by 82%, this is well above the 56% national average.

If you have pain, you don’t have to manage it alone. We would like to offer you a free screening at our Clinic! To schedule a free screening please contact our office at 503-537-7070.



– The Advanced Orthopedic PT Team



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