Shoulder Physiotherapy - Injuries & Pain

At SMPC all of our physiotherapists are all experienced in assessing and treating shoulder injuries and pain. Shoulder overuse, incorrect sporting technique, sporting injuries, heavy lifting and poor posture are all common reasons for developing shoulder injury or pain.

Some common shoulder conditions we can help with:

  • AC joint pain and injury
  • Rotator cuff injury or tears
  • Labral tears
  • Tendinopathies
  • Posture based injury and pain
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Bursitis
  • Bicep tendon injuries
  • Tendon impingement
  • Shoulder surgery/injury rehabilitation
  • Osteoarthritis
  • ACJ injuries
  • Acute strains or sprains
  • Sports based injury

How We Can Help

Assessment

In order to gain an accurate diagnosis of your shoulder condition on your initial appointment one of the SMPC physiotherapists will run through an assessment of your shoulder injury or pain. This may include testing the movement and strength of your shoulder and other tests to determine the integrity of the various shoulder structures.

Treatment

We will then advise or administer treatment for your shoulder injury or pain based on the diagnosis identified in the initial assessment. The treatment may consist of manual physiotherapy such as joint mobilisation, muscle release, dry needling, remedial massage and more. It may include further investigation into surrounding areas and taping of the shoulder to support it while it heals.

Rehabilitation

One of the experienced SMPC physiotherapists with work with you to come up with an individual exercise plan that you can incorporate into your daily life, whether that be through stand alone exercises, posture corrections, sport or gym exercises in order to strengthen and heal your shoulder to alleviate any future injury or pain.