Shoulder Pain Recovery in Minneapolis-St. Paul

When someone comes to Evo Performance Rehab with shoulder pain or an injury to the shoulder, an MRI can sometimes tell exactly what's wrong. What's going on? It's been pre-diagnosed. They have a slight tear in one of their rotator cuff tendons, or they have a long-term spasm, or they have a frozen shoulder. Often, they understand their symptoms. They could be officially diagnosed or not.

So regardless of either case, what we would do at Evo Performance Rehab is look at movement and watch for compensation, meaning they're moving in a way outside of how the body is ideally designed to move. They use some muscles too much to make the movement, which shuts down other muscles and keeps them from moving.

Partially Torn Supraspinatus Tendon

So let's say someone comes in with a partially torn supraspinatus tendon. And they have done some physical therapy already, and it's been less than successful. Or they have gotten some massages already, and it's been temporary relief. Or they've gotten chiropractic adjustments already, and it's been temporary relief.

During the evaluation and treatment, we would come in to find out not only what was wrong but also where the damage was. But what is inhibited, meaning what is shut down, is what's causing the damaged tissues to overwork. So we might find the primary dysfunction is actually in one of the other rotator cuff muscles, or even in the deltoid muscles on the opposite side.

Rotator Cuff Strain

Let's say we find the anterior deltoid and triceps in a client with a rotator cuff strain. It would make sense that if the body is keeping that deltoid muscle and that tricep muscle partially shut down, that the rotator cuff muscle would have to work far too hard and do a job it wasn't designed to do, therefore taking some damage. So our job then becomes enhancing the ability for the right muscles to start doing their jobs again, which finally allows that person to make a breakthrough and start healing and moving without pain.

Frozen Shoulder

I had a man come in with the early stages of what's called "frozen shoulder" or "adhesive capsulitis." This man was unable to reach to the side any higher than laterally, parallel with the ground, and when we did, and when he would reach, he would feel significant pain in the top of his shoulder joint.

When we did our neurological search, we found that instead of the pain area yielding our inhibition zones or neurological disconnects, we found that one of his rotator cuff muscles, the teres minor, and one of the heads of his bicep were inhibited.

So, without having to apply any direct stimulation to his shoulder joint, we were able to improve communication between the teres major and minor. And within the first session—actually,  within the first one to two minutes of treatment within the first session—he had full range of motion reaching overhead.

Our Process

Become pain-free In 3 Steps


One of our rehab specialists will be happy to talk with you during a free consultation call to learn more about your issues and determine if Neuro-Therapy is likely to benefit you.


If you live in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, you can visit any of our facilities and work with a Neuro-Therapy practitioner to complete an evaluation treatment.


Experience a personalized treatment plan that uses movement and specific neurological stimulation to retrain your nervous system to work in "inhibited" areas.

Success Stories

Faster, lasting results than traditional treatments

Adam Bisek, Bodybuilder - Pec Tear Rehab

Adam Bisek, a bodybuilding physique competitor and personal trainer came to Evo Performance Rehab after he had his pec torn and surgically reattached. Adam went through our Neuro-Therapy process and drastically accelerated his recovery.

Normal time to being able to do pushups post surgery: 6 months
Adam's time: 6 weeks

Normal rate of regaining range of motion: 5 degrees per week
Adam's Rate: Full range of motion within 3 treatments.

Zavier Steward, Running Back - Ankle Rehab

Zavier is a talented Running Back, but recently had a knee surgery and a major ankle surgery. Zavier came to Evo Performance Rehab and is now far surpassed what he thought 100% would be for him and the function of his ankle.

Had an assessment with Tyler and was very happy with the results. He found the problem areas quickly and after doing some exercises with his knowledge and technology, immediate improvement was made with flexibility.

Nick Bartlett
Nick Bartlett
May 24, 2024

Started the winter with extreme rotator cuff/right shoulder pain. Began my concrete season this April with little to no pain whatsoever! Highly recommend Tyler and his EVO therapy.

Jon Schau
Jon Schau
May 2, 2024

After a knee surgery and weeks of seeing very little progress with PT, I was referred to Dominic and Evo Performance Rehab from a friend at my local gym. I am so happy I decided to make the switch. Dominic helped accelerate my recovery and got me back to doing things I love within a few short months.

Emily Gilbertson
Emily Gilbertson
May 1, 2024

Recover with EVO

Each Neuro-Therapy process begins with a free phone consultation, followed by an in-clinic or virtual evaluation treatment session.

We walk you through the Neuro-Therapy process so you can see the significant differences that even one session can make.

This helps us find the best treatment plan for your lasting success.

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