The shoulder is a mobile and flexible joint that is capable of lifting large loads. It is this impressive functionality that leaves it vulnerable to injury. Pain and injury in the shoulder can be the result of several different conditions. These include impingement syndromes, rotator cuff injury, shoulder instability or dislocation, frozen shoulder, or general wear and tear from sports or overuse. Over-head or throwing/swinging sports and activities, repetitive or awkward lifting can all cause shoulder injury.
Kinver Physiotherapy Practice has particular skill ans expertise in shoulder pathology and the treatment of such conditions. Every shoulder is unique and requires an individual course of treatment and rehabilitation. For example, an unstable or dislocating shoulder needs specific attention given to the strength and control of the scapular muscles before general strengthening can begin. A shoulder with impingement pain needs a full and careful correction of rotator cuff muscle balance to prevent compression in the sub-acromial space. A stiff shoulder needs to be stretched, mobilised and retrained.
Regardless of the cause, treatment of the shoulder complex requires an experienced Physiotherapist who can test the movements and structures of the shoulder and come to an accurate diagnosis of the problem. Physiotherapy treatment can then focus on the core problem.