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Persistent Shoulder Pain

Refers to shoulder pain of more than three months duration. Most commonly due to tendinitis (tears and/or irritation) of the biceps and/or rotator cuff and/or degenerative changes (osteoarthritis). Can be caused by trauma or repetitive strain. May occur at any age but more common in older adults.

What are common symptoms? 

  • Usually a dull nagging ache that becomes worse with certain movements
  • The pain is usually located over the front of the shoulder and upper arm
  • Can cause pain to the mid-lateral arm to the elbow
  • Usually worse with overhead lifting, pulling activities, and when sleeping on the affected side


What are common treatments?

  • Most people recover well from shoulder tendinitis (or tears) with appropriate treatment but there is no cure for shoulder pain due to osteoarthritis
  • Surgery is usually the last resort when all other treatments fail
  • Cortisone injections and anti-inflammatory medications can provide short-term relief but not recommended as a stand-alone treatment
  • Multimodal conservative care combining education on self-management, specific exercises, and manual therapy is recommended

Why learn the Boot Camp Program for Persistent Shoulder Pain?

  • The 6-week Boot Camp Program for Persistent Shoulder Pain is a comprehensive approach incorporating the best available research
  • Combines manual therapy, tailored exercises, and instruction on self-management strategies, including ways to reduce pain-related fear and anxiety
  • The goal is to reduce pain, restore function and reduce recurrences
  • Best results when the program is implemented by a trained practitioner, but important benefits can be achieved when performed on your own (self-directed)

Our Treatment Program

The Boot Camp Program for Persistent  Shoulder Pain is a 6-week training program aimed at reducing pain, improving movement, overall function and quality of life for the short and long term

Learn On Your Own

You can enrol in the Boot Camp Program through our online program.  The program consists of educational videos, a step-by-step instructional workbook and implementation guide.  But before attempting the program on your own, you should consult with your health care provider to ensure the program is right for you.

Get a Trained Practitioner

You can also receive the program through a trained practitioner

Online Persistent Shoulder Pain Boot Camp Program

Persistent Shoulder Pain Patient Workbook and DVD for Patients

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