Shoulder Pain Treatment In Islamabad

About Shoulder Pain

Your shoulder is a complex joint of ball and socket type designed to perform movement in different planes. The diverse range of motion of your shoulder allows you to achieve multiple motion and tasks but its increased mobility reduces the stability of shoulder joint. Pain in shoulder can arise from multiple causes due to complex structures involved in its movement.

About Shoulder Pain Specialist Dr. Aleem Liaqat

Dr. Aleem Liaqat is CEO of IPRC and expert in treating shoulder pain and dysfunction. He has a vast experience in physical therapy and rehabilitation and have treated multiple patients suffering from shoulder pain. Dr. Aleem work in treating patients or clients to relieve pain, rehabilitate different injuries, enhance function and reducing risk of further injury. He uses advance technology to minimize shoulder dysfunction. Dr. Aleem provide transformative and revolutionized treatment after proper examination of shoulder condition.

Why Treatment For Shoulder At IPRC Is Better Than Conventional Physical Therapy?

Many physical therapists use one-size-fits-all approach in treating shoulder pain. Their cookie cutter exercises fail in proper rehabilitation of shoulder pain and injuries and optimal results are not achieved.
At IPRC, we use personalized approach for every patient in treating their condition and pain. Our advanced technologies help in accurate diagnosis. After measuring different parameters of your joint angles, patterns of muscle firing and gait, we design individualized treatment approach based on the data collected. Thus, appropriate treatment is given and best results are achieved in shortest possible time. We also measure progress of patient time to time to ensure full recovery. We utilize state of the art equipment and best physical therapy program to ensure quality care of patients.
Our experts are experienced in combining innovative methods of treatment with latest technology making IPRC the best and preferred physiotherapy center for shoulder treatment and rehabilitation in twin cities i.e. Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Our therapists use effective and efficient treatment strategies and adjust treatment protocols according to the reassessment of patients.

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Shoulder Pain In Islamabad

We are fully aware that each patient possess unique condition and have unique anatomy. We adopt transformative and top-notch physiotherapy treatments for each patient and we avoid cookie-cutter exercises to achieve best results.
In addition to working on strength and mobility restoration of shoulder, we also work on retraining of body and brain connection for restoring excellent neuromuscular recruitment patterns that are mostly disturbed following injury. This will help our patients to return to their everyday activities with reduction in risk of further injury.

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Shoulder Joint

Shoulder joint also known as glenohumeral joint is a complex joint of ball and socket type. It is a major joint which connects trunk with upper limb. It is one of the most mobile joint in human body but high mobility is at the cost of reduced stability. 


Shoulder conditions treated at IPRC:

  • Frozen shoulder is a painful condition characterized by stiffness at your shoulder joint with reduction in mobility of shoulder.
  • Rotator cuff tendinitis is inflammation of group of muscles at your shoulder joint causing reduced motion of your arm. Injury and repetitive over head activities can lead to rotator cuff tendinitis.
  • Shoulder bursitis is a painful condition which affects fluid filled sacs known as bursa which provide cushion to bones, muscles and tendons near your joint. Inflammation of bursa causes bursitis.
  • Labral cartilage rupture occurs when there is injury to tissues that holds ball and socket part of your shoulder together.
  • Shoulder instability is a condition of having uncomfortable feeling of continuous popping at your shoulder joint. 
  • Shoulder osteoarthritis is damage of glenohumeral cartilage along with bony erosions, decreased motion and pain of shoulder.
  • Poor shoulder posture and mechanics leads to shoulder pain.
  • Bone spurs in shoulder region.
  • Impingement of nerves, bursa or tendons

Symptoms, Causes And Risk Factors Of Shoulder Pain


  • Deep pain in shoulder region, back or neck.
  • Reduced shoulder movement.
  • Weakness of arm and shoulder.
  • Muscle spasm
  • Restricted movement during overhead activities
  • Popping and clicking at shoulder joint.
  • Bruising


  • Repetitive occupational use of shoulder
  • Fracture of bones
  • Inflamed bursa
  • Frozen shoulder syndrome
  • Postural issues
  • Inflammation of shoulder capsule
  • Injuries and sprains
  • Rupture of rotator cuff
  • Dislocation of shoulder joint
  • Chronic stress and inflammation

Risk Factors

  • Increased age
  • Poor posture
  • Overhead activities
  • Occupational repetitive use of shoulder joint
  • Sedentary and inactive lifestyle
  • Previous injuries of shoulder joint

We Use Combination Of Innovative Therapies And Advanced Technology Equipment For Best Results

At IPRC, we use innovative and non-invasive therapies for the reduction of shoulder pain and improving mobility of shoulder joint.

Physical Therapy Exercises

Exercises aims at increasing strength of different connective tissues and muscles that stabilize and support your shoulder joint. These exercises will improve stability and mobility and will help in relieving nerve pain. Postural correction is also important so that shoulder and surrounding structures are realigned.

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy is a hands on technique to body tissues which increases mobility of shoulder joint. ROM is also increased with the help of manual therapy. Joint mobilization will improve both stability and mobility.

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS)

DNS technique will help in restoring innate functional movement patterns by stimulation of central nervous system in retraining of neurophysiological patterns of your locomotion system. It will also help in correction of motor deficiencies.

Passive Treatments

Evidence proved that by utilizing passive treatment modalities like electrotherapy, manual therapy and tapping will provide additional benefits when use in combination with therapeutic exercises.

Therapeutic Ultrasound

Therapeutic ultrasound to reduce pain, increase circulation and relax tissue tension.

Interferential Current (IFC)

Interferential current (IFC) is electrical muscle stimulation to relieve pain and promote faster healing of our patients.

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)

TENS is used to slow down the pain signals that goes to brain and spinal cord which may help in muscle relaxation and reducing pain.

Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy helps in improving blood flow and reducing symptoms. it also aids in relaxation and facilitates healing process.

Dry Needling

Dry needling is used for the relieve of muscular spasm and stiffness. It breaks trigger points which are tiny knots in your muscles.

Best Treatment Options

Acute Shoulder Pain

Appropriate treatment for acute shoulder pain depends on proper diagnosis. Rotator cuff injuries and issues are very common in people above the age of 30.
Treatment options include ultrasound and dry needling. This will help in reducing spasm and trigger points. TENS is used along with heat therapy to reduce pain.

Chronic Shoulder Pain

Physical therapy is best treatment option for chronic shoulder pain.

Preventing Shoulder Pain

There are number of ways that will help in preventing shoulder pain and reducing pain and dysfunction.

  • Balanced and proper program of resistance training will help to strengthen different structures that stabilize and support shoulder joint.
  • Avoid using forward head and slumping posture while using mobile devices and computer.
  • Take some time to manage your stress and eliminating chronic inflammation.
  • Maintaining proper posture along with regular exercise will help in preventing shoulder injuries and pain.
  • Proper stretching exercises will help in increasing mobility in shoulder joint. 

Get Treatment At IPRC That Really Works

Conventional medicine aims at managing and reducing symptoms without identifying and addressing underlying cause. Many of our patients use narcotic pain medications and steroid injections and even surgeries before approaching to us for help. Our advance technologies and transformative therapy will help in eradicating the root cause of your shoulder dysfunction and pain so that you can enjoy pain free and active lifestyle. At IPRC, we use holistic care and individualized treatment approach for patients and never use cookie cutter exercises to achieve optimal and best results. We properly examine patient and provide one -on-one physical therapy based on proper diagnosis. The custom design and personalized treatment is utilized for addressing unique condition of patients make IPRC the number one clinic for treating shoulder pain.
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Dr. Aleem Certifications In Physical Therapy

Certified Mulligan Practitioner

He is also Certified Mulligan Practitioner (CMP) in 2020. Mulligan Manual therapy is used to treat pain and injuries like back pain, neck pain, upper and lower extremities injuries. It reduces pain and improves mobility and range of motion. Mulligan concepts include natural apophyseal glides (NAGS), Sustained Natural Apophyseal Glides (SNAGS) and Mobilization with Movement (MWM) to treat variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Aleem is only CMP of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

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Dr. Aleem also delivers lecture on ergonomics at corporate sector in whole Pakistan including Telenor, PTCL and Ufone.