As a leading provider of physical therapy services in Bensonhurst in Brooklyn, NY, Omega Physical Therapy provides patients with the most advanced treatment options for shoulder problems. Dr. Dmitry Shestakovsky strives to help patients eliminate pain and other symptoms while restoring strength and range of motion to the joint.
The shoulders comprise many components, including bones, cartilage, ligaments, tendons and muscles, as well as nerves and blood vessels, and injury to any of these can cause symptoms like pain and stiffness. Some of the most common causes of shoulder pain include:
repetitive stress injuries
carrying heavy or unbalanced loads
nerve problems in the neck or upper back
strain of the tendons or ligaments in the arms
sleeping on an unsupportive mattress or pillow
long periods of immobility, such as occupations that involve long hours at a computer or in front of machinery
Frozen shoulder is a condition that causes pain, stiffness and decreased range of motion in the shoulder, usually as a result of a period of immobility, such as the recovery period following surgery or after a stroke. Sometimes, scar tissue can develop which makes symptoms worse. Physical therapy is one of the keys to avoiding frozen shoulder following surgery, stroke or injury, keeping the tissues mobile and supple while promoting healthy circulation in and around the joint.
Your shoulder joint contains small sacs of fluid called bursa which help cushion joints during motion. Sometimes, the bursa can become irritated and inflamed, resulting in shoulder bursitis. Bursitis most often develops as a result of repetitive use of the joint or as a result of carrying very heavy loads like heavy laptop bags or luggage.
Once the source of your pain has been diagnosed, a therapy plan will be developed that's based on your specific medical needs as well as individual lifestyle and occupational factors to ensure the best possible outcome.
We accept the following insurance plans. Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions.
"He's really, really great. Blows any other PT practitioner clean out of the water! Explains fully what's wrong in your body and what he's doing to fix it."
"Very knowledgeable. I had immediate relief for my neck following the first visit."
"After several visits my neck was moving and I had significantally less pain. His gentle approach and manipulation technique work like no other."