How Chiropractic Can Assist Shoulder Problems

The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body in that it can (normally) move in every direction. This mobility exposes it to injury and functional problems that may result in abnormal movement patterns, inflammation and pain.

Athletes and manual workers who do a lot of overhead activity often report shoulder pain and problems.

At Walkerville Chiropractic, we use a combination of adjustments to the shoulder and nearby regions of the spine, with specific soft tissue techniques directed at the shoulder girdle or rotator cuff muscles and tendons to restore proper functional movement to the shoulder. This can improve your shoulder pain and give you back the freedom to perform the activities you enjoy.

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