The Painful Shoulder - Why Suffer?

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The Painful Shoulder - Why Suffer?

By Dean Phelps on Tuesday, 16th of September    Tag: High Performance Health, Shoulder pain,

There are many reasons for shoulder pain and pathology. When treating the shoulder we are better then a theraband and more specific to your needs

Do you suffer from shoulder pain?

Here is some rhelp to understand why Fighting Fit specialises in shoulder problems!

The shoulder is probably my favourite joint in the body, closely followed by the hip.

My interest is because they are both ball and socket joints and require a 'team effect' from many small muscles acting locally around the joint to stabalise it as well as other global muscles (and joints) all working together to control normal movement.

The pic shows the muscles from the back of the shoulder complex only. It is a common area of pain which can be associated with global dysfunction and certain pathologies of the shoulder joint. Examples:

  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Impingement
  • Bursitis
  • G.I.R.D (Glenohumaral Internal Rotation Deficit)
  • Calcific tendinopathies
  • Biceps tendinopathy
  • Posterior impingement
  • Rotator cuff tendinopathies
  • Labral tears

There are many manual therapy and exercise techniques that can target the area, affect movement and improve function.

However it is important to look at the whole shoulder complex and beyond, don't just settle for some usual treatment that targets the trigger points in the rotator cuff and then get a generic recipe with theraband external rotations for your exercise program. I see way too many people come in having had this an had little to no improvement in there problem.

So get to the why the shoulder joint is dysfunctional and painful, fix the movement and your problem.

Its challenging, fun and rewarding to work on this joint as I look at the whole presentation, develops a treatment plan that includes specific manual therapy and most importantly targeted exercises (as well as a few more hidden tricks) to treat the shoulder and get it moving and functioning correctly.

NO 'one size fits all recipe driven treatments' used at Fighting Fit Physiotherapy EVER!! ONLY tailored individualized treatment plans!



Dean Phelps - Head Physiotherapy

Dean is a registered Gold Coast Physiotherapist with undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Human Movement and Exercise Science. His background has developed his vision for Fighting Fit Physiotherapy to focus on optimal health and peak physical performance for every single patient. Utilising his many qualifications, in depth knowledge of the body and passion for exercise he can provide a holistic approach to your treatment and exercise prescription to get the best outcome.


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