Physiotherapy for Shoulder Pain
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. If you have shoulder pain, some common conditions or injuries include:
Common Injuries of the shoulder
- Rotator cuff tears ( most commonly the supraspinatus)
- Rotator cuff impingement syndromes
- Bicep tendonopathy
- Biceps rupture
- Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
- SLAP Tear ( Adhesion) Superior Labrum Anterior to Posterior Tear
- Fracture of the Scapula, Clavicle, Humerus
- Disclocation of the GH, SC or AC joints.
- Muscular imbalance related problems- Winged scapula etc
- Calcification of tendons
Over 70% of Patients with Shoulder Pain will recover with conservative physiotherapy Treatment.
When should you consult with 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
The important factor in treating shoulder pain is the correct diagnoses of the injury or condition. This is achieved in two ways. The use of imaging ( x-ray, MRI, Ultrasound etc) and secondly by conducting specific tests designed to isolated the cause of pain.
These tests are classified as special test or orthopaedic tests. This allows the Physiotherapist to diagnose the cause of pain and implement a treatment program to achieve a successful result. Treatment will include soft tissue modalities and a structured strengthening program. As all injuries are different the treatment program will vary accordingly.
In some cases surgical intervention may be required. After surgery, physiotherpy treatment will be commenced to help heal and strengthen the corrective surgery. Physiotherapy treatment, both hands on and a structured strenghthening program is one of the most important factors to achieving a successful outcome post surgery.
Physio Professionals are experts in the field of orthopaedic rehabilitation and consult with leading orthopaedic specialists on the Sunshine Coast.
B.App.Sc (Exer & Sports Sc), Masters of Physiotherapy, Level 3 Sports Physio
Michelle Crew (nee Peauril) is owner of Physio Professionals Caloundra and Kawana and is an experienced physiotherapist that also holds an Exercise Science degree and is a level 3 Sports Physiotherapist. Michelle studied both at Sydney University and Griffith University (Gold Coast) and completed her level 3 sports physiotherpy course at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), Canberra in 2009.
Michelle is known for her Shoulder rehabilitation, working closly with leading Orthopeadic surgeons on the Sunshine Coast, as well as Back rehabilitaion. Michelle is a highly skilled physiotherpist in regards to sports performance and sports injury rehabilitation.
Michelle specialises in the Shoulder, Back, Sporting Injuries and Running Gait Analysis.