Dear Greenville Resident,
Are you worried that your shoulder pain may cause you to miss activities like tennis and golf, working out, swimming, hunting, outdoor activities, home projects, or spending time with your family and friends? Have you been told that your shoulder pain is a result of your past, your age, or your genetics? Have doctors told you that medications, injections, or surgery are your only options?
Chronic shoulder pain won’t go away on its own. However, I do have good news for you. Overcoming shoulder pain is possible even if you've been diagnosed with rotator cuff tears, tendonitis, bursitis, or even, "frozen shoulder."
Every day, middle-aged people in Greenville are overcoming shoulder pain through specialized physical therapy programs. These programs follow a system that revolves around 3-keys:
Key #1: Muscle Activation 💪
Learning exercises to activate muscles that are not firing well is the first step to achieve lasting relief. Often times the lats, rotator cuff, and scapular muscles are "asleep at the wheel." These muscles are the foundation of a strong shoulder. When these muscles fire better, there is often less pain.
Key #2: Movement Restoration🙆♀️
As the pain subsides, movement at the shoulder and upper back should be restored. These joints should move well so you don't put unnecessary stress on your shoulder. Restoring mobility in these regions will help you move better and feel better.
Key #3: Strength Development🏋️
To achieve lasting results, strength MUST be developed. The best strength exercises are whole-body movements. If you can generate tension and maintain good technique, pressing and pulling movements will enable you to prevent shoulder pain from becoming a recurring problem.
No, this isn’t a “quick fix” answer to knee pain. However, in order to achieve a long-term solution to your shoulder pain, you must follow a program that uses movement as medicine.
My name is Dr. Tim Varghese. I’m a physical therapist and movement expert. If you would like a deeper understanding of how these 3-keys can work for you, watch the short video presentation above.
We want you to enjoy everything the Upstate has to offer including its golf courses, sports leagues, gyms, outdoor activities, and cycling routes, — all without the worry that your shoulder health will decline.
If rest, ice, surgery, Advil, injections, traditional PT, or YouTube exercises haven't worked, this video presentation will provide you hope in an active life again.
Don't let your condition worsen when there's a solution. Watch the video presentation today.
Tim Varghese, PT, DPT
Tim Varghese, PT, DPT received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He has been helping active people recover from pain and injury without unnecessary medications and procedures for over 11 years.
Tim Varghese, DPT
Our patient satisfaction speaks for itself.
"I went to see Tim for a shoulder issue I had been dealing with for a few months. His approach is one of the best, if not the best, in the area. I have seen other PT's in the area for similar issues and never has anyone looked at anything beyond the problem area. Tim takes you through an entire body movement assessment that is designed to find all the weakness/issues you may have. Through this process, I am leaving with a better squat and deadlift; oh, and my shoulder works again as well. He may not be the cheapest option, but the results and knowledge I received from Tim more than make up for it. If you are in the greater Greenville area and even moderately serious about health and fitness, Tim is the guy you need to see if you get injured.
- Trampis B. (Greenville, SC)
"For years I was dealing with neck and shoulder pain that became persistent. I decided to do something about it when I was in too much pain to exercise and it was generally putting me in a bad mood. As a 40 year old man I dealt with pain by exercising through it or taking a bunch of ibuprofen. However, this was no longer cutting it.
A few of my friends recommended seeing a physical therapist. I was very skeptical about it to say the least, thinking it was only for severely debilitated elderly or post-operative patients.
Movement Solutions developed a program specific to my needs/goals and gave me a daily plan to follow.
After 6 weeks, I’m nearly pain free and getting back to lifting weights and exercising under the guidance of Dr. Tim. We are now working to improve my weight lifting techniques to prevent recurrence of pain and injury.
Go to Movement Solutions, I am confident they can help."
- Rob J. (Greenville, SC)
I went to see Tim about a shoulder issue. The work I have done with him has helped tremendously in getting strength and range of motion back. Tim is very knowledgeable and he has used a number of treatment modalities to fix the problem(s). I can't recommend Tim highly enough. There is no reason to be in pain and have limited activities. Go see Tim. You will be glad you did.
-Della S. (Greenville, SC)