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Shoulder Pain Physio
Our 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 Or Rotator Cuff Tears
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 physiotherapists 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
- Load Optimally by moving the shoulder (where it's allowed) and not to overload it.
- 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
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 physio Services
Phoenix Rehab Group works with specialist
physiotherapists and rehab therapists who are highly
trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of
expert care to our patients.
PHYSIOTHERAPY & PHYSICAL THERAPY
HAND THERAPY & SPLINTING
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 as well as custom made hand splints.
Commonly treated hand pain injuries includes
CLINICAL PILATES & WELLNESS PILATES
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
You may do Pilates as matwork or with the reformer or both, and every session will be customized 100% to your fitness, injury and tolerance.
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE (TCM)
DEEP TISSUE RELEASE & SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPY
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 / recovery period required
It also prevents
muscles from scar tissue micro-tears (and potential ruptures), and increases muscle
Done regularly, it will keeps your muscles healthy and fit with body/movement-confidence. Read the benefits of regular deep tissue release therapy here.
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 with introductions and their specializations.
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
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