Suffering from Shoulder & Elbow Pain?
Have you had shoulder surgery or been diagnosed with one of these conditions?
· Calcification of the tendon.
· Rotator cuff tear.
· Rotator Tendonitis.
· Tennis elbow
· Golfers elbow
Shoulder pain can have many underlying issues but often we find they can be related back to three issues.
Is the shoulder:
• Weak and painful?
• Stiff and painful?
• or unstable and painful?
We have extensive experience in the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of upper limb injuries and surgery. Our therapists have a wide range of manual therapy techniques and exercise-based rehabilitation skills for these types of injuries.
To successfully treat your shoulder or elbow, it isn’t about just getting pain free now, it’s about keeping you pain free for the long term. Allowing you to have the confidence and ability to challenge yourself at whatever activity you choose.
Three Stages of Treatment
Pain is often the last symptom to arrive and the first to go. This often tricks the owner of an injury (you) into stopping treatment before the underlying causes have either completely resolved or you are in control of them. Without getting to this point there is a risk of re-injury.
As a result we look at your treatment over three phases to get the best result
Listen to how your problem happened and how it is affecting you.
Identifying postures and movements that influence your symptoms.
Assess shoulder and mid / upper back mobility and stability.
Muscle strength in your shoulder and upper limb.
Look at the specific movements or tasks that affect the shoulder.
Nerve testing in the upper limbs
Initial Rx: Specific, personnel, and targeted treatment to get you out of pain and moving well as soon as possible. We want to reduce the pain and discomfort as quickly as possible and start a progressive exercise program to help you move better and build the shoulders strength and endurance.
Preventing recurrence and building confidence.
Progressing your exercises to make your shoulder injury proof and get you back to your favourite activities or sports.