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Shoulder And Neck Pain

Brady Hoffmann DPT, ATC
Owner and Founder of UpSlope PT
When we say “shoulder pain,” most people assume that the discomfort will go away on its own. They believe they’ll wake up one morning and the pain will be gone… but then you’re still living with nagging discomfort a year later, worse than it was when it started.

Does That Sound Like You?

Another common occurrence in our physical therapy clinic is when individuals visit the Doctor and are advised to rest and “take these painkillers” to see how they do. But then 6 weeks later, they return to the same Doctor because it hasn’t improved, only to be given ANOTHER prescription for even stronger pills.

Has That Ever Happened To You?

It’s often difficult to diagnose where exactly our pain is emanating from, especially in the neck and shoulder region. And this lack of clarity can lead us to further procrastinate seeking medical help. Unfortunately, some people simply learn to accept their chronic pain as a normal part of life. But it doesn’t have to be this way!

Is This How You Feel?

If You’re Currently Living With Neck And Or Shoulder Pain, Here’s 7 More Reasons Why It Could Be Lasting Longer
Than It Should:

1. You thought it would go away on it’s own – but it didn’t

2. You went to the Doctor who told you to rest and take painkillers – but the pills did nothing to help, and as soon as they wore off neck and shoulder pain struck again

3. A family member, or friend, told you that everybody gets neck and shoulder pain as they get older, so you just accepted it

4. You sought help from other Healthcare Professionals or a Physical Therapist in the past, but nothing they said or did seemed to help

5. You’ve tried using things like heating pads or TENS but they’ve done nothing to help make the pain better

6. You thought it would be a good idea to rest because your neck or shoulder pain was so bad, but it still irritates you daily

7. You decided to get a few “massages” hoping that would fix the pain, but all they did was feel nice and relaxing, and didn’t do anything to fix it long term

If any of these have happened to you – we would love to help you by inviting you to book a call to talk with one of our Physical Therapists to find out what can be done to help you. The fact that you’ve tried any or all of these things, means that we know what doesn’t work – which means we are closer to finding what DOES. Click the link below to book a call with us if you would like to get some solid advice:

The next thing people ask us all the time is this:

“What Can You Do To Get Rid Of Neck/Shoulder Pain?”...

Well, here’s 4 things you can do:

1. First off, you need to make a decision about getting help. Stop procrastinating and do something about your neck and shoulder pain! It’s not going to go away on its own, and it may even get worse if you wait too long.

2. Next, do the RIGHT exercises – The best thing to do to alleviate neck and/or shoulder discomfort is to perform the appropriate series of progressed exercises – the right exercises given to you by a Physical Therapist will aid in the reduction of pain and enable you to move freely once more rapidly, making sure that issues don’t return.

3. Avoid sitting and sleeping in awkward positions – Have you ever awoken with a stiff neck? Or, did you experience tightness in your shoulders after a long day spent sitting? One of the most harmful things you can do to your neck and/or shoulder is to sit with poor posture and sleep in uncomfortable postures. It would be really beneficial if you were given proper strengthening exercises for improved posture, as well as hands-on therapy, to get you back on track as quickly as possible.

4. Get real, “hands-on” Physical Therapy – Physical therapy is known to help those dealing with neck and shoulder discomfort. In fact, one of the most often seen issues at UpSlope Physical Therapy & Performance is this. Physiotherapy may help you return to living a normal life as quickly as possible if your neck or shoulder pain prevents you from being active, interferes with your sleep, or threatens your independence and enjoyment of time spent with family and friends.

If you would like to know how the Physical Therapy team at UpSlope Physical Therapy & Performance can help you live with less neck or shoulder pain – we invite you to start with a completely free, no-obligation, risk free appointment at our clinic:

Note: This Free Total Body Diagnostic session is something that we offer to people who are very nervous or skeptical about Physical Therapy – unsure of its benefits or if it is right for them. If that sounds like you, then please start with a Free Total Body Diagnostic session so that we can work with you to find out what is wrong and what can be done – without any financial risk on your part.

So The Next Question Is:

"How can choosing to see a Physical Therapist at UpSlope Physical Therapy & Performance, help you get rid of Neck and/or Shoulder pain?"

To see pricing and availability, please click the button below and fill out the short form.

What Other People Just Like You Are Saying About UpSlope Physical Therapy & Performance In Fort Collins...

50+ 5-Star Reviews!

Travis Histed
Travis Histed
I came in to Upslope with a chronically painful shoulder that was affecting my workouts, sleep, and family time. Brady took time to really understand my injury and build a plan to recover. I am now back to working out the way I want to and wrestling toddlers!
Dylan McCall
Dylan McCall
Brady is great he talked with me and worked on the parts that hurt that day and was super nice knows a lot about PT also a great human!
Ron Harper
Ron Harper
I had hip replacement in 2018 and while active and doing yoga everyday, the strength in my right hip/leg was not where it should be. Has result, I was suffering from constant hip/knee pain due to the lack of muscle strength in my glutes and quads. My hip doctor recommended that I go to a different Physical Therapist. I discovered Brady at UpSlope and am thankful that I did. I am 74, an avid elk/deer backpack hunter, and always very active. During my first session with Brady, I explained my condition and soon found he was different than other PTs I had in the past. He listened and very quickly changed how I was looking at my workouts. During my ten sessions with him, he put me thru routines that have now strengthened the muscles in my hip and knee to the point that I no longer have pain in either. I have applied his different exercises into my daily workouts and have found that my confidence in my continued ability to hunt and pack out has increased threefold! I trust and respect Brady for his caring and his abilities to analyze my situation and put together a training plan for me that works! Thanks Brady,
chris domenicali
chris domenicali
I worked 6 plus sessions with Dr. Brady after dealing with imbalances from old injuries for years. Dr. Brady was extremely helpful and has me feeling more pain free and balanced than ever. I went in initially to work on a clicking shoulder, but Dr. Brady helped me look at my hips, knees, feet, and any other area that seemed off to me. I have tried physical therapy twice before, and while it was great, it somehow seemed that Dr. Brady was able to address more underlying roots of my problems. I highly recommend up-slope physical therapy and specifically Dr. Brady.
Andrew Kennedy
Andrew Kennedy
Brady helped me get back to playing tennis! I had 10 sessions with him for shoulder pain and lower back pain. He is very knowledgable and experienced. He was able to quickly figure out root causes and develop a plan. Highly recommend - you will not be disappointed.
Spencer Kuhn
Spencer Kuhn
Brady is an excellent PT that I had 8 sessions with for a shoulder injury. He helped find the root cause, build back my strength, and eliminate all shoulder pain. Scheduling with him was very convenient and hassle free.
Jodie Rain
Jodie Rain
Brady is really knows how to look at the body as a whole, not just where I was feeling the pain. He really helped with my knee pain, but also showed me some great exercises to help strengthen my core to help with more stability-from my lower back to my feet.
Kara Jacob
Kara Jacob
Brady at Upslope Physical Therapy is amazing. I started going to him after I was denied from a worker's comp claim, and within one session he determined that the leg issue I was having was actually stemming from an issue in my back - something the worker's comp physical therapist had never even thought to explore. Once it was determined what was causing my discomfort, I quickly started seeing results, and after 10 sessions I am in a much better place than where I started. Brady is friendly, knowledgeable, and professional, and I would recommend him to anyone!