Shoulders are complex with the muscles and joints that work together, but through our systematic assessment and approach, we will settle any current symptoms, then work together to find the underlying cause of why the shoulder became so angry in the first place. Our goal is to get you back to your activities as soon as possible, but with improved ranges, improved motor control and prevention strategies.
Your experience with shoulder pain may differ from someone who has a similar diagnosis. Quite often we hear injuries around bursitis, impingement or a rotator cuff tear/injury. These can be very vague and do not explain the reasoning behind it.
Common shoulder issues we deal with include:
- Bursitis – an inflammatory reaction of the bursa, a fluid-filled sac, within the joint. At Barefoot physio, we’ll determine the aggravating activities that initially should be reduced and will treat the areas that help to calm the shoulder down. We will then work on improving range and motor control around the shoulder and trunk to maintain these positive changes.
- Impingement – this a symptom occurring at the shoulder joint producing pain. This diagnosis is an umbrella term, the physios at Barefoot will do systematic testing and treating to ensure that we are addressing the right area to reduce the cause of the impingement.
- Rotator cuff injuries – we will communicate with your current management team, your GP or specialist, to generate a conservative management plan based around movement, motor control and exercise to rehabilitate the shoulder.
There are many shoulder issues and pain that cannot be so easily attributed to a specific structure. This is more common and something that our physios are well equipped to handle and treat. Any pain in or around the shoulder can be addressed by the Barefoot physio approach. Our combination of hands on techniques like muscle release, dry needling, and joint mobilization, in adjunct to our movement expertise will provide you with the relief you need for your shoulder pain.
Other shoulder injuries we treat:
Shoulders are extremely robust and have movement in every plane of motion due to the ‘ball and socket’ joint mechanics. Your shoulder is made to move in every direction, and we’ll help you get it there! Daily activities that seem mundane are actually complex movements of the shoulder joint, like putting your arm behind your back or washing your hair. We’ll work past those movements into yoga postures, weightlifting, gardening, rock-climbing or kayaking. Don’t think that having restricted shoulders is a forever thing!
Come see us
If you or someone you know has had a recent shoulder injury, or a pain that has been around for a while, please contact us. We are open 5 days a week with early and late appointments, along with a couple Saturdays each month to accommodate your schedule. Please call us on 1300 842 850 or click here to book an appointment.