The shoulder is complex joint system comprising 3 bones. Injuries can result in pain, loss of arm movement and/or strength. Shoulder pain needs thorough assessment to determine whether the pain or dysfunction is coming from the joint or due to referral from the neck.
At our clinic in Bondi Junction we adopt a modern approach to management of shoulder pain utilising the latest research. We endeavour to treat your shoulder by avoiding surgery where possible, as research now demonstrates that many conditions of the shoulder can recover remarkably good function even with the appearance of significant structural damage such as rotator cuff tears and labral tears on images (MRI, Ultrasound).
This seems to be due to the amazing capacity for the intact muscles and tissues of the shoulder to adapt and change in two distinct ways.
- The remaining muscles improve in strength and conditioning with targeted exercise
- The shoulder tissues desensitise and become more accepting of loads as we retrain movement
At Active Care Physio, near to Bondi, we work closely with highly reputed Shoulder Specialists and Sports Physicians to reduce your pain and restore your function. One of our main goals is to avoid surgery if at all possible. Current research shows modern shoulder physiotherapy can achieve high rates of recovery without the need for an operation. In the case where surgery is necessary for instability, rotator cuff or labral tears, arthritis, shoulder replacements, or following fractures, our team at Active Care have the experience and skills to help you navigate back to optimal function.