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Shoulder Pain Physiotherapy

The human shoulder joint is a very, very full ranging flexible joint, and this allows us to move our arms multi-directionally. This of course, is great for work, play, activities, function...but has a big downside: being so flexible and mobile decreases stability which increases the risk to injury.

Most of the time, shoulder issues and problems are usually related to soft tissue damage caused by repetitive injuries or carrying heavy loads/forces on the shoulder.

Shoulder Pain Physiotherapy

Shoulder pains can sometimes be very specific to one spot or location; but one may also experience it over a region/area...and in others it may radiate (travel) up or down the arm.

Some common shoulder conditions

  • Dislocated shoulder

    This is a common condition especially in people who have very lax shoulder joints or people who participate in high impact contact sports (like rugby).

    When it happens, patients will experience a very sharp pain in the injured shoulder, and will almost always need medical intervention (on-field, clinic or hospital) to re-locate the shoulder joint.

  • Shoulder Joint Arthritis

    This condition is really common, as it happens over time with wear and tear. In 2011, there was more than 50 million patients in the United States treated for shoulder arthritis. Symptoms are pain and limited range of motion of the shoulder.

  • Rotator Cuff Injuries

    The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint, keeping the head of your upper arm bone firmly within the shallow socket of the shoulder.

    A rotator cuff injury can cause a dull ache in the shoulder, which often worsens when you try to sleep on the involved side.

Shoulder Pain Physiotherapy

Phoenix Rehab specialist senior physiotherapists are experienced and expertly trained to accurately diagnose, assess and treat your shoulder pain with very specific hands-on techniques for your shoulder pains. 

They may also use additional modalities such as ultrasound therapy, graded gradual strengthening, soft tissue management and a stretching program.

They may also use modalities such as:

...collectively they are used to accelerate soft tissue healing/recovery, as well as with pain relief and as pre-cursor to stretching and range-of-motion stretching exercises.

Our senior physios recommend to quickly treat shoulder pains and problems because:

  • it's not only easier to treat when it's early stage, but
  • preventing it from becoming chronic is also important, because when it's long term, it may cause degenerational changes to the shoulder joint which may lengthen and complicate number of physiotherapy sessions required

Of course, we also treat long term and chronic shoulder injuries effectively in our clinic.

shoulder: p.o.l.i.c.e method

The POLICE method is very useful when applied to freshly injured (acute injury) shoulder, and they stand for:

  • Protect the joint/area from additional force and injuries with brace or arm sling
  • Optimally Load by ensuring that one doesn't over-carry/load the shoulder
  • Ice the injured shoulder to decrease swelling and pain
  • Compression to decrease swelling and pain
  • Elevate to decrease swelling and pain and help return flow

Shoulder Pain Physiotherapy
Our Expertise

Here in Phoenix Rehab, we have a specially curated and selected team of experienced and passionate expert physiotherapists with years if not decades of experience and knowledge in managing shoulder injuries, shoulder  rehabilitation and return to work/sports post shoulder injury.

We are confident that they will be more than professional able to help you with your shoulder injury and overcome all restrictions and pains related to shoulder problems.

Shoulder Physiotherapy Rehab Process:

  • They will begin with in-depth clinical assessment, history taking, palpation and special exercises and biomechanical testing; all in order to understand the severity of your shoulder pain and to trace the main issues of your shoulder pain.

  • Then they will map out a specific shoulder injury physio program customized to you

  • Then they will execute the shoulder pain physiotherapy interventions, which will include graded stretching and strengthening, ultrasound therapy for soft tissue healing and more.

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Phoenix Rehab Singapore Core Services And Specializations

Phoenix Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and specialist rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.


Patients who sustained injuries to their elbows, forearms, hands, wrists (sprains and fractures) and fingers, and requires Hand Therapy to increase the function of their hand following injuries or post-operations and custom made hand splints.


Clinical Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility, and breathing.

It is a system of safe and effective exercises, which meet specific individual needs, to treat a wide range of injuries and conditions.



Sports and deep tissue release massage helps to increase nutrient-rich blood flow to tired , tight and tense muscles to accelerate recovery and shorten downtime. It also helps prevents muscles from scar tissue micro-tears (and future ruptures), and increases muscle performance. When done regularly it will keeps your muscles and you healthy and fit and have body/movement-confidence.


Having a dedicated personal trainer/personal training helps you get faster and better health, fitness and wellness results.

You can expect better fat loss and muscle gain, have reduced risks of injury, establish effective exercise and health habits as well as overcome those annoying "flatline plateus" to breakthrough to your next level of fitness and weight loss.

All our allied health therapists and TCM physicians are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCMB).

See our entire team here by location and specialization.

At the first session, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to help you recover as well as provide treatment in the same session. 

Follow up sessions are inline to provide expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term solution.

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We do not rely on advertising - instead, we prefer and appreciate the goodwill and positive reinforcement from patients. When you have the opportunity, please take the time to tell your family, friends and physicians about the positive results and experience you have had in our clinic.

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