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Effective Shoulder Physio in Fairfield, Melbourne

Comprehensive Physiotherapy for
Shoulder Pain

Painful shoulder conditions that limit movement are very common, and are caused by injuries affecting the shoulder joint, muscles, tendons, ligaments and cartilage. As the shoulder has a high degree of flexibility, it is therefore less stable and more prone to injuries than other joints of the body.
Shoulder physio can effectively address these issues.

The nerves that supply the shoulder also supply the upper thoracic spine and arm. Your physiotherapist will assess whether your pain is referred from your spine or a local shoulder problem. This comprehensive approach is a key aspect of physiotherapy for shoulder pain.

Our expert Shoulder Physio Physiotherapists can assist with the following shoulder pain conditions:

  • Chronic Shoulder Pain and Stiffness
  • Shoulder Muscle Spasm and Tension
  • Rotator Cuff Disorders such as tears and strains
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Shoulder instability
  • Post-surgery shoulder rehabilitation

Shoulder Physio Diagnosis

In order to determine the cause of your shoulder pain, your physiotherapist will conduct a full physical, orthopaedic and neurological examination of the shoulder, cervical and thoracic spine.

Shoulder physio involves asking you to perform shoulder range of motion and muscle strength tests. Where the pain is felt, both at rest and during movement of the shoulder, provides important clues as to the cause of the shoulder pain. It may also be necessary to undergo specialised diagnostic tests such as XRay, Ultrasound and/or MRI scans.

Physio for shoulder pain exercises at Fairfield Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy for Shoulder Pain Treatment

The initial objective of all shoulder injuries is to relieve pain and inflammation. The first process of shoulder physio is your physiotherapist to determine the cause and origin of your shoulder symptoms and to successfully communicate this to each patient. From this basis, an appropriate management strategy can be formulated including manual treatment, postural advice and exercise therapy. Where indicated a referral to your GP and/or shoulder specialist may be indicated to achieve an optimal result for your shoulder problem.

Fairfield Physiotherapy has close relationships with referring GPs and orthopaedic surgeons specialising in shoulder management.

As your shoulder begins to heal, it is vitally important to restore range of movement, and later to improve muscle strength so as to stabilise the shoulder and help prevent further injury and aggravation. Shoulder physio plays a crucial role in this recovery phase.

Your shoulder physiotherapist will be able to assist you with suitable shoulder range of motion exercises and shoulder strengthening and rehabilitation exercises during your recovery. This approach is fundamental to effective physiotherapy for shoulder pain.

Please contact us to arrange your comprehensive consultation and begin a course of corrective care today!

Shoulder physio and physiotherapy for shoulder pain at Fairfield Physiotherapy
Physio for shoulder pain exercises at Fairfield Physiotherapy

FAQ: Physiotherapy for Shoulder Pain

What is shoulder physio?

Shoulder physio involves specialised treatments and exercises designed to relieve shoulder pain by addressing the root causes, such as injuries, muscle tension, and joint issues. It helps restore mobility, reduce pain, and prevent future shoulder problems.

How effective is physiotherapy for shoulder pain

Physiotherapy for shoulder pain is highly effective because it addresses the root causes rather than just the symptoms. Many patients experience significant relief and improved shoulder function with regular physiotherapy sessions.

Can physiotherapy for shoulder pain prevent future injuries?

Yes, physiotherapy for shoulder pain can help prevent future injuries by improving shoulder strength, flexibility, and stability. Regular physiotherapy reduces the risk of re-injury and promotes long-term shoulder health.