Shoulder Pain

The shoulder is a ball and socket joint; it’s formed where the ball at the end of the humerus (upper arm bone) fits into the socket of the scapula (shoulder blade). As the ball is large in size, relative to the socket, it gives the shoulder significant mobility but also makes it vulnerable to injury.

Shoulder issues are often in one of four main categories: Arthritis, Bursitis or Tendonitis (inflammation) or tendon tears, Fracture or Impingement, and Instability. Less common causes of shoulder pain include tumours, infection and nerve-related problems.

More often caused by athletic activities that involve excessive, repetitive, or overhead movements. For example, swimming, tennis, pitching, and weightlifting. However, injuries can also occur from everyday activities such as household tasks, gardening and poor office ergonomics.

How can we help?

If you have a shoulder injury or you are having shoulder pain that is bothering you more and more over time, you should see a Physiotherapist or Chiropractor for diagnosis and treatment as soon as possible.

Whatever the nature of your shoulder pain, our team will perform a number of tests to determine the exact cause of your symptoms in order to begin the correct course of treatment. Treatment will include rehabilitation exercises, manual therapy and modalities such as Laser Therapy.


Frequently Asked Questions

You do not require a doctor’s referral to attend physiotherapy, chiropractic or massage therapy. However, if you intend to use your health insurance to cover the cost you should confirm your insurers policy as some may ask you for a doctor’s referral.

The advantage of choosing a service provider that works in a collaborative practice environment like PROTx is that regardless of who you see initially, you will always be directed to the most appropriate therapist. This team environment gives you, the client, the best possible options.

Your therapist will perform an assessment. You will be asked a series of questions that will help better describe all of your symptoms in detail. This will be followed by an examination of the areas causing concern and associated areas. Following the assessment, the findings, your goals and available treatment options will be discussed.

The first appointment can take up to an hour. Subsequent treatments can be shorter or longer depending upon the condition and the treatment required.

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