There are many disorders linked with the shoulder and associated joints which may include traumatic injuries such as dislocations through accidents or sporting injuries, disruption of the biomechanics leading to impingement of the rotator cuff, SLAP lesions or rehabilitative requirements following surgery.
The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the body, but in order to maintain its stability, the muscles of the rotator cuff must support the joint. When there is an injury to the rotator cuff, a limitation in shoulder range of movement and pain can present.
Physiotherapy can rehabilitate using soft tissue mobilisation techniques; specific muscle strengthening and stretching programs; Acupuncture; joint mobilisations and electrotherapy to achieve your goals.
• Referral from the neck
• Labrum tear
• Fractures (i.e. humerus, clavicle etc.)
• Shoulder joint dislocation or subluxation
• Acromio-clavicular joint dislocation or subluxation
• Frozen shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
• Rotator cuff pathology (i.e. tear, tendinopathy, impingement)