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Shoulder Pain Treatment

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Physiotherapy for shoulder pain/injuries.

Research shows that 70% of patients with shoulder pain will recover with consecutive physiotherapy treatment.

Shoulder pain is an extremely common complaint, and there are many common causes of this problem, from trauma to overuse injuries.

It is important to make an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your symptoms so that appropriate treatment can be directed at the cause.

Common Injuries of the shoulder.

  • Rotator cuff tears ( most commonly the supraspinatus)
  • Rotator cuff impingement syndromes
  • Bursitis
  • Bicep tendinopathy
  • Biceps rupture
  • Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
  • SLAP Tear ( Adhesion) Superior Labrum Anterior to Posterior Tear
  • Fracture of the Scapula, Clavicle, Humerus
  • Dislocation of the GH, SC or AC joints.
  • Muscular imbalance-related problems- Winged scapula etc
  • Calcification of tendons


Common causes and mechanisms of injury.

  • Shoulder joint arthritis
  • Broken shoulder bone
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Shoulder separation
  • Bone spurs
  • Bursitis 
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Nerve injury
  • Rotator cuff tear

When should you consult our physiotherapists?

  • Inability to carry objects or use the arm
  • Injury that causes deformity of the joint
  • Shoulder pain that occurs at night or while resting
  • Shoulder pain that persists beyond a few days
  • Inability to raise the arm
  • Swelling or significant bruising around the joint or arm
  • Signs of an infection, including fever, redness, warmth
  • Any other unusual symptoms.
  • Difficulty using your arm for daily living activities.

Physiotherapy treatment for shoulder pain/injuries.

Physio Professionals are experts in the field of orthopaedic rehabilitation and consult with leading orthopaedic specialists on the Sunshine Coast.

It is important a shoulder injury or condition is diagnosed correctly before treating shoulder pain. 

Our physiotherapy diagnosis process involves imaging ( x-ray, MRI, Ultrasound etc.) and conducting special or orthopaedic tests designed to isolate the cause of pain. These steps ensure we provide patients with a treatment plan focused on achieving their goals. 

Treatment will include soft tissue modalities and a structured strengthening program, but as all injuries are different, the treatment program will vary accordingly.

In some cases, surgical intervention may be required. After surgery, physiotherapy treatment will be commenced to help heal and strengthen the corrective surgery. Physiotherapy treatment, both hands-on and a structured strengthening program, is one of the most important factors in achieving a successful outcome post-surgery.

Physio Professionals are committed to your health and wellbeing.

We will give you the best possible treatment for the best possible outcome.