Shoulder Pain and Limited Range of Motion Relieved in 1st Treatment

Client Info

Age: 62

Occupation: Retired Engineer, Former Pro Football Player

Exercise / Type and Frequency: daily walking, summer golf 2 x weekly

[ This patient is very fit, however lacks flexibility. ]

Currently Receiving Treatment from Another Health Care Provider: none. Had Active Release Technique (ART) 12 years ago.

Reason(s) for Seeking Treatment: Shoulder pain right and left, greater on left, range of motion of left shoulder limited (cannot lift arm above shoulder height).

Frequency: Pain when swinging golf club, and when attempting to lift arm above shoulder.

Injuries or Motor Vehicle Accidents & Dates: Tore shoulder muscles in late teens playing football. Right long-head of biceps torn 12 years ago.

Surgeries & Dates: quad tendons over 10 years ago.

1st Appointment

1st Appointment


  1. Range of Motion (ROM) limited on left shoulder; forward and lateral elevation produces pain on superior glenohumeral joint.

  2. Strength test with arms in forward and lateral elevation: right arm 4 / left arm 5

  3. Manual pressure on cervical and thoracic vertebrae (-) produced no pain.

Treatment Techniques: