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Traumatic Shoulder Dislocation Hand Therapy



“Working with a knowledgeable hand therapist can make the difference between success and failure in complex hand surgical cases. The therapist extends the continuum of our care, as well as functioning as coach and trainer for our patients.”

Marybeth Ezaki, MD, Past President, American Society for Surgery of the Hand

In Phoenix Rehab, our senior hand therapists are experienced licensed and dedicated therapists (physiotherapists and/or occupational therapists) who specialized ONLY in the rehabilitation, treatment and management of painful fingers, hands, wrists, forearm & elbow conditions, because of interest, passion and expertise.

A traumatic shoulder dislocation can happen during a specific injury or accident when the upper arm (humerus) is forced out of the shoulder joint.

This may cause damage to the

  • shoulder ligaments
  • muscles and
  • tendons

that surround the shoulder joint and a portion of the ball (humerus) and socket (glenoid) bones. A fracture to the ball or socket may occur with the injury as well.

Shoulder dislocation types

What causes a traumatic dislocation?

Shoulder dislocations can occur from

  • repetitive trauma (repetitive strain injury)
  • an injury such as a motor-vehicle injury or sports injury
  • or accident such as falls

Dislocations occur when the shoulder joint is forced out of place from falls or sports injuries.

Falling down on outstretched hand in play or accidentally can cause traumatic shoulder dislocations

What are the symptoms of a traumatic shoulder dislocation?

A shoulder dislocation may cause extreme

  • sharp pain
  • numbness
  • tingling
  • weakness and
  • difficulty moving the arm

The shoulder may also feel and visibly appear to be out of place.

What is the treatment of a shoulder dislocation?

To confirm the severity of the dislocation, X-rays may be ordered by a healthcare professional. It will be very important to immobilize the shoulder after a shoulder dislocation.

Shoulder physiotherapy and hand therapy may also be started after a brief period of immobilization.

If dislocation occurs regularly and pain affects daily function, your doctor may then recommend that you undergo corrective shoulder surgery to stabilize the unstable shoulder joint.

Our senior hand therapist treats the hand and upper extremity, including the shoulder

What can a hand therapist do for me?

Our senior hand therapist/upper extremity specialist is important in the treatment of a traumatic shoulder dislocation.

Each traumatic shoulder dislocation is different and will require a thorough evaluation to determine the best treatment approach.

Shoulder and/or hand therapy will focus on

  • protecting the shoulder
  • decreasing pain
  • improving motion through the use of activities, exercises and work- or sports-specific tasks

We will also work closely with the physician and patient to improve shoulder function.

Patients may also receive the following hand therapy treatment modalities:



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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.



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.

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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.

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.



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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. It also prevents muscles from scar tissue micro-tears (and potential ruptures), and increases muscle performance.

Done regularly, it will keeps your muscles healthy and fit with body/movement-confidence. Read the benefits of regular deep tissue release therapy here.



ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES

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 solution.

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Enquire and email your preferred physiotherapy appointment slot to louise@phoenixrehabgroup.com or

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