Shoulder Injuries and Treatment

The Shoulder is probably one of the most interesting parts of the body when it comes to injuries. The Shoulder girdle consists of the humerus, scapular and clavicle. The Glenohumeral (GH) joint is the ball and socket joint that allows one to rotate their arms in circles. The shoulder is attached to the rest of the skeleton via the clavicle and therefore there are many joints and soft tissues that can be part of the problem when a shoulder injury occurs.

 

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Common Shoulder Injuries and Conditions Include

  • Frozen Shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
  • Rotator cuff impingement
  • Rotator cuff strains / tendinitis / tendinosis
  • Biceps strain / tendinopathy
  • Subacromial bursitis
  • Acromioclavicular (AC) joint sprains
  • Shoulder instability (subluxation / dislocation)
  • Post operative shoulder conditions

How Can An osteopath At Principle Four Osteopathy Help You?

  • Your Osteopath will take you through a detailed case history and assessment to help identify the cause of your injury and give you a diagnosis.
  • Your Osteopath will provide you with a treatment and management plan that is appropriate for the injury or condition. This also includes listening to your goals as a client and ensuring that the treatment and management plan is discussed with you and focused towards you achieving these goals.
  • In some cases your Osteopath may be required to refer for further assessment and investigation and this may be with one of our Trusted Professional Network of practitioners.
  • Your Osteopath may provide hands on Osteopathy or provide you with an exercise prescription / rehabilitation program.
  • Your Osteopath will provide you with a treatment and management program that educates and shows you how to better manage your condition through stretching, mobility and strengthening where appropriate.

To find out more about these conditions and how you can better treat and manage these conditions, please call 03 9670 9290 or book an appointment online to see one of our osteopaths at Principle Four Osteopathy.

 

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