Pemberton • Whistler
Sports Injuries • Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy • Dry Needling • Acupuncture • Visceral Therapy

Shoulder Dislocation


A shoulder dislocation occurs when the ball separates from the socket. It often occurs initially due to trauma, such as falling on the shoulder or on an outstretched hand.  The shoulder often has to be relocated by a medical practitioner, especially if it is the first dislocation.  After having one, the chances of having another one, or multiple ones increases, due to:

  • the increased laxity in the joint or severity of the dislocation
  • how long it took to have the joint relocated
  • the type of rehab that is done

How Angela Simpson Physiotherapy can help:


  • teach you how to re-strengthen the muscles surrounding the shoulder joint because they will often have a partial tear and/or stretch to them in combination with the dislocation of the joint