Why We Treat Shoulder Pain

Finding that you can’t perform normal day-to-day activities without aggravating shoulder pain is frustrating at best, seriously scary and life limiting at worst. The ability to move comfortably forms a big part of our most basic sense of physical freedom. In addition to that, the ability to sit and lie comfortably are fundamental to our ability to feel good and thrive. 

Our entire lives are based on the ability to move… life is movement. The inability to move comfortably through your day and can potentially make happiness and enjoyment in the moment a big challenge. The knowledge of these facts is what drives us to do everything we can to help get free of shoulder pain in a way that is comfortable, stable, and long lasting. Your quality of life is what drives us !!

How We Treat Shoulder Pain

We Help Ease Your Shoulder Pain

We help to ease your pain as quickly as possible. Using treatments that reduce muscle spasm, increase mobility, decrease inflammation & break up scar tissue. Our treatment processes use a variety of methods based on a‘ hands-on’ approach to shoulder pain management. 

Rehab Exercises For Those Who Want Them

The best exercises for shoulder pain are usually those that restore and maintain greater postural strength in the long term. Proper function of the large muscle groups behind the shoulder and in the upper back is extremely important for effective shoulder pain management.

Should Pain Causes

Understanding the roles of lifestyle posture and injury in generating shoulder pain is the key to understanding most shoulder pain cases. Learn more about possible causes of your shoulder pain here.

Shoulder Pain Treatment

There are many possible ways to find some relief from shoulder pain. Finding out which combination of treatments will work best for you starts with gaining an awareness of what the options are.

Should Pain Exercises

Rehabilitation is an important topic for many people who have had stubborn shoulder pain issues. A handful of our rehabilitation exercises for shoulder pain are covered in detail here for you.

Shoulder Pain FAQs

Rotator cuff tears are generally characterised by pain and limited movement of the shoulder,  that was initiated by an injury event. The pain of a rotator cuff tear can be very sharp and have a ‘catchy’ quality with certain movements and in certain positions.

It is impossible to know for sure whether you have a rotator cuff tear, diagnosing rotator cuff tears involves a combination of specific orthopaedic tests and imaging techniques like ultrasound. 

There are many cases of rotator cuffs settling down and functioning quite happily despite having a tear in one of the tendons. This is most likely because there are multiple tendons,  in the instance of a tear in one tendon stability can still be enforced by the remaining intact tendons. It is not advisable to decline surgery without at least pursuing an extended and professionally prescribed rehab program to strengthen your rotator cuff. It may also be inadvisable to decline survey if you have a major tear that is not improving with attempts at treatment and rehab. 

The best treatment for rotator cuff injury depends on many factors. The severity and location of the injury, your lifestyle and even your genetics play a role in what will work best for you treatment wise. The smartest way to treat rotator cuff injury is with a ‘flexible’ and ‘conservative’ approach. Flexible in this context means using a variety of treatments and tools to see what works for you (eg. acupuncture, stretching, deep tissue release). Conservative in this context means starting with the least invasive options possible (eg. consider acupuncture and rehab exercises before considering surgery).

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