Physiotherapy for Shoulder Pain & Rotator Cuff Injuries

Physiotherapy for shoulder pain & Rotator Cuff Injury

Top 5 Reasons for Sudden Shoulder Pain

Located in the beautiful Shops at Don Mills, Physiomobility provides a range of of physiotherapy, massage, acupuncture, exercise therapy and other treatments for conditions causing shoulder pain.

We provide full rehabilitation treatment after injuries, accidents and surgeries.

Shoulder Pain Physiotherapy

Shoulder pain affects almost every daily activity. Reaching up, lifting your child, fastening seat belt, sleeping on your side, throwing a ball, a a lot more. Physiotherapy and exercise therapy combined with other treatments such as massage therapy or acupuncture is one of the most effective and safest treatments to get rid of shoulder pain.

Physiomobility’s Comprehensive Shoulder Pain Treatment

At Physiomobility, your treatment starts with a comprehensive assessment by a registered physiotherapist to find out the cause of pain and how it affects your activities and life. We then devise a treatment plan specific to your condition which involves:

  • Full Rehabilitation program before and after shoulder surgeries
  • Manual therapy
  • Exercise therapy
  • Education to not only help you to get rid of pain but to stay well and return to work and lifestyle activities safely
  • Help to manage your pain without unnecessary medication, injections or surgery
  • Communication with your doctor to inform them of your plan of care and progress and when a referral is necessary


We treat a wide range of shoulder conditions causing pain, stiffness and loss of strength and mobility. We also provide a full rehabilitation program after shoulder operations such as Rotator Cuff repair, partial or total shoulder joint replacement and more…

Shoulder Arthritis & Pain

While different musculoskeletal conditions may result in chronic shoulder pain, there are a few medical conditions that can cause shoulder pain to manifest suddenly and hinder your ability to move your shoulder and perform everyday tasks.

Read more about causes, symptoms and treatment for shoulder pain…

Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)

Also known as Adhesive Capsulitis, frozen shoulder is characterized by pain and stiffness of the shoulder joint. It is a painful condition which, if left untreated, can lead to severe restriction of the movement of the shoulder joint, making it extremely difficult for the patient to perform their day to day tasks.

Read more about causes, symptoms and treatment for frozen shoulder…

Rotator Cuff Injury and Impingement Syndrome

Shoulder pain can have many causes. Rotator cuff tendonitis, inflammation of rotator cuff tendon, is the most common cause of shoulder pain. The symptoms include dull achy pain of the top of the shoulder which gets worse with raising the arm above shoulder level, push, pull, reaching overhead or behind back.

Read more about causes, symptoms and treatment for Rotator Cuff conditions…

Shoulder Bursitis/Tendinitis

An inflamed shoulder bursa is called shoulder bursitis. Bursa is a sac of fluid that decreases the friction of the tendons and muscles on joints. There are multiple bursas in shoulder area, the most important ones are called Deltoid bursa and Subacromial bursa. Subacromial bursitis is the most common shoulder bursitis which can cause severe shoulder pain and a limited range of motion. If left untreated, it can cause muscle weakness and chronic pain conditions.

Read more about causes, symptoms and treatment for shoulder tendinitis & bursitis…

Rotator Cuff Tears

Rotator Cuff Tears occur when the shoulder’s rotator cuff tendon tears due to trauma or continuous micro-trauma. Traumatic cuff tears occur as the result of lifting heavy loads, using improper posture and form during exercise or a fall on outstretched arm. Repeated micro-trauma tears occur over the duration of many weeks, months, and years.

Read more about causes, symptoms and treatment for Rotator Cuff tears…

Shoulder Subluxation and Dislocation

As the most mobile joint in the body, the shoulder can rotate and move through a lot of directions. Unfortunately, the flip side of this dexterity is the fact that the shoulder is also the joint most prone to dislocations and subluxations (Partial dislocation).

Read more about causes, symptoms and treatment for shoulder dislocation & subluxation…

Shoulder Instability

Shoulder joint instability takes place when the humerus head, located on the upper end of the upper arm is forced out from the shoulder socket. This can occur due to overuse of the joint or sudden injury.

Read more about causes, symptoms and treatment for shoulder instability…

Shoulder Operations

Successful surgery is a combination of appropriate and skillful surgical techniques or procedures, proper nursing care and finally a comprehensive rehabilitation program. Operations such as Rotator Cuff repair, Acromioplasty, or operations to manage and prevent recurrent dislocations require a full rehabilitation program before and after the surgery for a successful recovery.


Do I need a referral from my doctor for physiotherapy?

To see physiotherapists, massage therapists, and chiropractors in Physiomobility, you do not require a doctor’s referral. However, some insurance companies require that you submit a Doctor’s referral with your claim form.

For Orthotics and orthopedic footwear, a requisition by a chiropodist or physician is usually required. Our Chiropodist will complete such referral as part of your Orthotic assessment which is sufficient by most insurance providers; however, some insurance providers only accept physician notes. We recommend that you clarify the requirements with your insurance provider.

For Compression stocking and braces, requisition by a physician is usually required.

*** WE NEED A REFERRAL FROM YOUR PHYSICIAN OR SURGEON for OHIP covered physiotherapy after knee, hip and shoulder replacement operations. If you are not directly referred to our program and would like to receive your post operation rehabilitation in our clinic, you could request a referral from the hospital or we can request an approval on your behalf prior to your operation date. Contact our administration team for more information.

Are your services covered by Insurance?

Most extended health insurance plans cover the cost of the services at Physiomobility. Payment is required at the end of each session. You will be provided with a receipt detailing the type of service you received, applicable fees and provider’s registration number to submit to your insurance provider for reimbursement. If your plan qualifies for direct billing, we will happily submit the claims on your behalf. You will only be responsible for the unpaid balance.

Can you directly bill my insurance provider?

Registered Physiotherapy, Registered Massage Therapy, Chiropractic care, Acupuncture, bracing, and orthotics are generally covered by most extended health insurance policies. We recommend that you call your insurance provider to determine the extent of your coverage.

Physiomobility is an approved provider for direct billing for a growing list of insurance providers. Great-West-Life, Sunlife, Manulife, Desjardins, Johnson are just to name a few. We can assist you to inquire and see if your insurance plan approves direct online billing for you.

If you are being treated for injuries sustained in a car accident or a work-related injury and your claim has been approved we do not require payment directly from you. After your initial assessment, we will submit the appropriate proposed treatment plan to your insurance company and upon approval of the plan, we can bill your insurance company or WSIB directly.

What type of physiotherapy is covered by OHIP?

Rehabilitation programs after total knee replacement, total hip replacement and shoulder replacement are covered by OHIP through Bundeled Care program in our clinic. Call our office for more information.

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Physiomobility continues to remain open and is not part of the lockdown. We continue to have rigorous disinfection policies and procedures in place to ensure the safety of our community and are open for patient in-person visits with all of our practitioners.

Virtual appointments are available and encouraged for those who are at a heightened risk of illness.

We remain focused on our quality of care & our continued commitment to helping our patients feel their best. For further assistance, you can contact us at 416-444-4800 during our opening hours. 

The Physiomobility Team