Darci and her staff were professional and friendly. They were able to reduce my pain and provide the necessary advise and stretches to hopefully prevent a return of my injury. Scheduling of appointments was done around my needs, not their’s — truly appreciated. I can’t wait to try some of the yoga classes. Physical Therapy AND classes to help your body heal and avoid further injuries; fantastic combo!

I can’t even express in words how grateful I am to have Dena as my therapist. She laughs with me, push me to succeed and has plenty of tissue to dry my tears when I’m having a bad/painful day. She is my biggest advocate for my success and has gone above and beyond what I think a typical physical therapist finds their responsibilities to be.

– Melissa D.

I appreciate the one to one attention and the privacy of the treatment rooms. I have had PT in other settings and treatment here by far surpasses the “herd like atmosphere”, the inconsistency of providers and the lack of specialized treatment offered there. I am happy that my PCP recommended Therapydia!

– J.S.

Shoulder Pain Relief

The shoulder is considered to be one of the most intricate joint systems in the entire human body involving multiple tendons and muscles that allow a variety of motions with the arm from shooting hoops to getting dressed. Your shoulder is made up of three bones: your upper arm bone (humerus), your shoulder blade (scapula), and your collarbone (clavicle). The head of your upper arm bone fits into a rounded socket, the glenoid, in your shoulder blade. A combination of muscles and tendons keeps your arm bone centered in your shoulder socket. These tissues are called the rotator cuff and they cover the head of your upper arm bone and attach it to your shoulder blade. The wide range of motion our shoulders give us can cause problems when our shoulders are overused, have some instability or suffered from a sudden injury leading to tendon impingements and pain.

Signs & Symptoms

    Identifying the reasons for shoulder pain can be multifactorial and there are 3 classifications of shoulder conditions.

    • 1. Shoulder pain and mobility deficits (Frozen Shoulder)
    • 2. Shoulder stability and movement coordination impairments (Shoulder Dislocation)
    • 3. Shoulder pain and muscle power deficits (Rotator Cuff, Bursitis)


      Common symptoms:

      • Limited shoulder range of motion
      • Difficulty lifting
      • Difficulty with overhead motions

Why Physical Therapy

    There are 3 specific benchmarks our physical therapists look for during your shoulder physical therapy program:

    • 1. Pain-free:
    • First and foremost, we want to ensure that all patients are not feeling any pain in their shoulder region. Nobody wants to be in pain and throughout the recovery process so we make this a top priority.

    • 2. Shoulder range of motion (ROM):
    • Through manual therapy and a custom exercise program, our physical therapists will help maintain your range of motion and reduce any pain you may be feeling. During each visit, we will work on increasing your ROM across all directions and prescribe exercises that will gradually help you move without pain.

    • 3. Return to activity or sport:
    • The ultimate goal of physical therapy is to get you back to where you were before injury, and potentially beyond, by correcting any inefficient movement. We customize every treatment program to our patients needs and goals. During this stage, we will continue to utilize manual therapy techniques and develop additional exercises to get your range of motion back to normal.

About Therapydia Rutland

Better Physical Therapy Experience

At Therapydia Rutland, our physical therapists offer one-on-one, hands-on shoulder treatment. You’ll spend your entire with one of our expert therapists – we won’t hand you off to a PT assistant or aide. We’ll help you understand what’s causing your pain, what you can do to relieve your pain and ways to prevent reoccurring injuries. Best of all, you’re covered. Therapydia works with and provides billing for most PPO insurance groups and Medicare. We also accept cash-based payments.

  • Lifetime Wellness
  • Hands-On-Care
  • Quality Treatment
  • Darci Whitehorne, MSPT
    Clinic Director
    and Physical Therapist
  • Ronna Davine, MSPT
    Physical Therapist
  • Dena Goldberg, MSPT, CSCS
    Clinic Director
    and Physical Therapist

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