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Shoulder Instability Treatment

Shoulder instability, the feeling of looseness or ‘giving way’ of the shoulder joint, has a number of underlying causes. Whether it’s an injury from work, playing sports, keeping fit or just getting older and not being in the shape we once were, CARESPACE Health+Wellness with locations in Kitchener and Waterloo can help.

Call (519) 208-2273 or book online today.

Effective treatment for shoulder instability

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There are many causes of shoulder instability

Commonly linked to overuse injuries or trauma, the underlying root cause of shoulder instability can range from musculoskeletal imbalances, lack of muscle strength and endurance, poor posture or alignment, and even laxity in the ligaments that provide stability and support. In order to address shoulder instability, chiropractic adjustments along with massage therapy by a physiotherapist may be recommended. These alignments along with manual manipulation and targeted soft tissue treatments can help release protective scar tissue buildup in the shoulders as well as restore normal range of motion and muscle balance so necessary for healthy stability.

Get the best treatment to help your shoulder instability

We all know that health and wellness is important, but with so many competing priorities, it’s hard to stay on top of it. CARESPACE provides the best treatment options to help heal your shoulder instability quickly. CARESPACE uses a result-oriented, natural approach to rehabilitation and wellness with your choice of Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy. CARESPACE practitioners work together to understand both your primary concerns and long-term health goals. Multidisciplinary evidence-based plans are designed to address the root causes and are developed to provide fast and long-lasting relief to ensure you can start living your healthier life today.

Shoulder instability is a condition that affects the shoulder joint, causing it to move too far out of place or be too loose. It is a common injury amongst athletes who partake in sports that involve repetitive overhead movement, such as baseball and swimming. It can also result from trauma, like a dislocated shoulder or direct blow to the head and neck area. In any case, shoulder instability can lead to frequent episodes of pain and limited joint function due to its instability.

Shoulder instability occurs when the ball of the upper arm no longer remains in stable contact with the shoulder joint socket. Symptoms typically include episodes of popping or slipping out of the socket, recurring pain, discomfort and stiffness in the joint, as well as difficulty having full range of motion. Shoulder instability can be precipitated by both congenital issues and trauma, such as dislocations caused by a fall or a sports-related accident.

Shoulder instability can be managed with a range of treatments from chiropractic, massage therapy, and physical therapist-directed exercises. Chiropractic manipulation is used to realign the bones in the shoulder joint to reduce pain, improve range of motion, and support healing. Massage therapy is also employed to relax tissues and muscles that might be causing pain or limiting the joint’s ability to move. Working with a physical therapist can bring about lasting results: through targeted exercises and coaching, patients can develop strength and stability in their shoulder joint to limit further risk of instability. Overall, these various treatments can be successfully combined for effective management of shoulder instability and improved quality of life.

Shoulder pain is something that people struggle with every day, but why does it occur in the first place? Common causes of shoulder pain can include AC joint sprain, AC joint strain, calcific tendonitis, long head of biceps tendinopathy, rotator cuff tear, rotator cuff tendinopathy, shoulder bursitis, shoulder impingement syndrome, shoulder labral tear, shoulder osteoarthritis, and shoulder slap lesion. It’s important to be aware of these potential sources of discomfort in order to reduce your risk for injury and take preventative actions that will keep your shoulders healthy and happy. Consultation with a qualified professional at CARESPACE can help determine the best solution to alleviate any discomfort experienced.

Get the best shoulder instability treatment that's right for you


chiropractic services

Chiropractors are health care professionals focused on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through joint manipulation, exercise and education. Available both in-person or online with TeleCARE.

Massage Therapy

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Massage Therapists use a range of soft tissue and joint stimulation techniques. Massage stimulates blood flow, restores muscle elasticity, and relieves built-up tension to repair your body and allow a calmer outlook on life.



Physiotherapists work with you when you’ve experienced a work or sports injury, or are suffering from a chronic condition. You’ll improve strength, increase range of motion to restore your body’s functionality. Available both in-person or online with TeleCARE.

Not sure which discipline to select?

Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy can all be effective for your shoulder instability pain. Choose any one of the above. Once the initial assessment has been completed, you will be directed to the discipline and practitioner who will be able to deliver the best results.

Still not sure? Simply give us a call at (519) 208-2273 and we will help find the right therapy for your needs.

You're only 15-minutes away from pain relief!

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Please call us at (519) 208-2273 to talk with our live-answer Reception Team who will be happy to book, reschedule appointments or answer any of your questions, or book online now.

Please call us at (519) 208-2273 or book online today.

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CARESPACE Health+Wellness – Victoria North

1373 Victoria Street North, Unit 4A
Kitchener, Ontario N2B 3R6 →

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Waterloo, Ontario N2L 5C6 →

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I was suffering from neck pain And numbness Dr. Shannon Webster, BA, DC Chiropractor, is helping me. Acupuncture helps me with pain, enhances my mood. She's fantastic, Dr.
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I cannot recommend Dr. Shannon Webster and Dr. Michael Torreiter enough. Both are super friendly and understanding and it has been an absolute pleasure to have met them and been treated by them.

I have been receiving treatment from Dr. Webster for a few months and I've been feeling much better. I had sever knee, shoulder and back pain. I couldn't squat or do push ups without my joints screaming at me. But now I'm not able to only do all those but also feel stronger. The most important piece is that she listened and took my history of many injuries into consideration. And as a dancer, I couldn't have asked for a better chiropractor who not only helped me feel better but also understood my needs.

I also brought my grandmother to Dr. Torreiter for her back pain for acupuncture. He was extremely kind, understanding, compassionate and everything that I could ask for. He made her feel comfortable and explained every step during each treatment. He made sure that she was well taken care of and also made other important referrals that lead to her recovery.

So far I have referred my whole family to these two wonderful individuals and everyone's experience has been equally great. Thanks to them we all are doing much better!