Recently I completed the Neil Asher Technique Master Course which was created by Osteopath Neil Asher in the UK in 1999. The Neil Asher Technique gives the practitioner a treatment and management strategy towards helping clients with Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis) through osteopathic manipulation.  Frozen Shoulder is a condition characterized by 3 distinct phases. Phase 1 is the freezing stage where clients start to develop pain in their shoulder and reduced range of movement. Phase 2 is known as the frozen stage where clients have minimal shoulder movement. Phase 3 is the thawing stage where clients start to gain more range of movement in the shoulder. Each stage can last anywhere between 3-12 months long. Osteopathic treatment for frozen shoulder and Hands-on manual therapy techniques involve soft tissue massage, pressure point/inhibition techniques and mobilisation. In some cases, clients will also benefit from a corticosteroid injection into the shoulder or a hydrodilatation.

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This blog was written by Osteopath Heath Williams. Heath is the director of Principle Four Osteopathy and Corporate Work Health Australia. Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD 3000 leading Osteopathic clinics who utilise the Neil Asher frozen shoulder technique to provide frozen shoulder osteopathic treatment. The clinic is located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD at 29 Somerset Place (near the corner of Little Bourke & Elizabeth St). Appointments can be made by calling 03 9670 9290 or booking online @