901 Physical Therapy

70 Flicker St., Memphis, TN 38104

(901) 310-3901


We can help you overcome your shoulder pain while avoiding the use of medications, injections, or surgery

Start easing your shoulder pain right now with the top tips I give my shoulder patients.


Do you have daily nagging shoulder pain?


Are you dealing with shoulder discomfort or pain?  Does it hurt when you raise your arm above your head or out to the side?


Is it painful when you press a weight overhead or hang from a bar and now you either deal with the pain or are having to avoid those parts of the workout?


Does your shoulder pain keep you up at night?


Does your shoulder hurt when you move it too fast or try to throw overhead?  



If someone told you that shoulder surgery is in your future or you’re worried that you’ll have to give up the sports and activities you love due to shoulder pain that just won’t get better, then we're here to help because we KNOW shoulders and what it takes to get them back to full and painless function naturally.  




Shoulder pain is very common and often very treatable with therapy, but unfortunately, most people don’t receive good advice or quality treatment to help their shoulder recover, and the pain gets worse instead of better.  




Most people decide to live with it for awhile to see if it will get better on its own.  Eventually, when it’s still hanging around six months later, people will usually visit a physician who prescribes rest, medication, or injections.  These things can help in the short term, but when you go back to the activities you love, the pain usually returns because the root causes of the pain weren’t dealt with. Then people are told they need to consider surgery or to simply stop what they love and pick another activity (advice often given to those who love to lift weights, especially olympic weightlifting).


Shoulder pain is one of the most common issues that we see in our physical therapy practice, and people are often very confused by the time they see us because they’ve heard so many different things about how to get rid of the pain, and none of them seem to have worked, especially in the long term. 


We’ve treated hundreds of people who suffer from minor to debilitating shoulder pain and have helped them get back to the sports and activities they love with no pain.  We specialize in treating active people who don’t want to be slowed down by something as annoying as a painful shoulder.  Whether the pain is new or has been around for years, we know how to get you back to lifting, throwing, performing push ups or hand stands, and reaching overhead without pain. And we can help you finally get a decent nights's sleep without the shoulder pain nagging at you or constantly waking you up. This does not have to be something you suffer with forever, and injections and surgical interventions are NOT the only options you have.  


We’ve seen how frustrated our patients are when they’ve spent lots of time and money visiting different physicians and practitioners to receive expensive imaging and medications, all while still experiencing the same pain in their shoulder.  It can be very confusing to know the best way to deal with your pain, especially when you hear different advice from different people.   We listen to people’s stories every day about how they’re tired of bouncing from appointment to appointment with no real change or improvement in their daily life.



We know how to get you on the road to a quick recovery and teach you the lifelong skills to keep your shoulders strong and resilient in whatever you put them through. One of the best parts about our work is hearing from people who had been told that they would deal with chronic shoulder soreness indefinitely or that surgery was their only option for living a pain-free life when they’re back to their daily activities and sports after our treatment.



Most people's shoulder pain hangs around much longer than it needs to because it never received the proper diagnosis and treatment.  It can be tempting to keep hoping that it'll get better with time, but most of the patients we see have been dealing with chronic shoulder pain for years, and it's NOT just your age, it's NOT a normal part of life, and it IS treatable.

Dry needling is one of many very effective ways to treat shoulder pain!
Patient Reviews
Clay is a phenomenal PT. I have had shoulder pain for over two years. I have seen two different doctors and a hand full of PTs. All of them good people, but were never able to get down to the root of the problem, and they could never tell me I would be better. However, from day one, Clay told me otherwise. I am still on the journey of shoulder recovery, but Clay has been willing to walk every step of it with me. He spends the whole hour-hour and a half with you, very hands-on, very intentional and, to the best of his abilities, is willing to answer any question you might have. He is not only great at what he does, but he is relational, too. Would recommend him to anyone looking to fight for recovery!   -----Jessica Crosnoe
I have had constant pain in my shoulder for a few months that was preventing me from lifting overhead. After a few visits with Clay I was back to normal and lifting overhead. Thanks for everything!   -----Joey Ray

Clay treated me for a shoulder that had limited movement and showed me exercises I could do at home after my therapy. He is extremely knowledgeable about muscles and bones, and treated me with respect and courtesy. After my sessions were over, I gained increased movement in my shoulder as well as more flexibility. He's incredible!  -- Linda Warren

If you're tired of being slowed down by a nagging ache or sharp pain in your shoulder, then let's talk.

Our free phone consultations with one of our doctors of physical therapy are something that we offer to people who are very nervous or skeptical about physical therapy--- unsure of its benefits or if it is right for them.  If that sounds like you, then please start with a free phone call so that we can work with you to find out what is wrong and what can be done --- without any financial risk on your part.  Our goal is to help you figure out your next best step in solving this problem. 



Shoulder pain is one of the most common problems we see, and we want to tell you why people suffer longer than they should:



Things that make shoulder pain last longer: 


1. Rest -- This can be helpful to calm down inflammation, but it will not solve the problem. The right kinds of movement are necessary for real recovery. 



2. Not addressing the root cause and only treating the exact area of the pain. Often treatment is only focused right at the shoulder and not the many surrounding muscles and joints that ALL contribute to full and normal shoulder movement. So patients think they're getting treatment to their shoulder when in actuality they're only treating the symptoms, NOT the cause.



3. Relying on medications or injections -- They can help with temporary inflammation flare-ups or numb the pain, but they definitely do NOT solve the problem and can mask the real issue. This can lead to further tightness and make the problem worse.



4. Hearing that you have arthritis or degenerative joint problems or a tear that can only fixed by surgery---- The vast majority of the time this is simply NOT true! People are told all the time to just deal with the pain until they’re ready to have surgery, and this is bad advice and will prolong the shoulder pain or prevent you from getting needed treatment.




"I want to treat people who want to get to the root problem, not a quick fix—and that's what I do.  I'll show you how to ease the pain so you can stay active, and this is often a simple process."

   - Clay Jones, PT



If you're tired of living with shoulder pain, and you're ready to book an appointment to take the first step in eliminating it, call or text us at 901-605-9687.

We're also giving away this free Tips Report containing the top recommendations we give to our patients who deal with shoulder pain.  While we cannot guarantee that every tip will help your specific situation, our advice is research-based and has been helpful for hundreds of shoulder pain patients we have seen over the years.  We genuinely hope that you take this small step toward finding the root cause and solution to your shoulder pain so that you can more quickly get back to what you enjoy doing.