BetterLife Physio

Shoulder Joint Conditions

  • Rotator Cuff Impingement Syndrome and Tendinitis
  • Postoperative Shoulder Arthroscopic Rehabilitation
  • Labral Tears & Postoperative Rehabilitation
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Biceps Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)
  • Acromioclavicular Joint Instability
  • Shoulder Replacement Rehabilitation
  • Chronic and Acute Shoulder Dislocations/Subluxation
  • Shoulder Blade Muscle Tightness

Rotator Cuff Injuries

The rotator cuff is the group of muscles around the shoulder joint and shoulder plates allow the different shoulder principal movements. The rotator cuff is very common to get injured. This injury can be minor, causing pain and inflammation, or major tear which can require surgery. Our physiotherapy protocol is helpful in treating rotator cuff injuries. Also, it is an effective approach as a preparation for surgery and as a post surgical rehabilitation physiotherapy program as well.

Shoulder Bursitis/Tendonitis

Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa. A bursa is a closed, soft sac that works as a cushion and gliding surface to reduce friction between tissues of the body. In the shoulder area, the most common bursitis is subacromial bursitis or deltoid bursitis. Bursitis results in a feeling of sharp pain with some shoulder movement. Tendonitis is when a tendon is inflamed, accompanied with swelling, pain and discomfort. Tenosynovitis is the inflammation of the lining of the tendon sheath. The most common tendonitis around the shoulder joint is related to the rotator cuff tendons and bicep tendons. Pain is usually felt as a sharp, catching sensation with certain movements.

Frozen Shoulder

Also called Adhesive Capsulitis which refers to adhesions and scarring inside the capsule of shoulder joint, sometimes with no exact reasons, that lead to the shoulder joint to be restricted and become limited in its flexibility. This results in a very painful range of motion in the shoulder when trying to move the arm.

Shoulder Dislocation/Subluxation/sports injuries

One of the most common injuries is the fall onto an outstretched arm or from repetitive overhead actions, which lead to sudden unexpected movement of the shoulder joint without adequate muscular support.

Physiotherapy comes following medical attention aiming to strengthen the muscles around the shoulder, enhance stability and prevent future injuries. physiotherapy is an important part of recovery and returning to normal activities.

Shoulder Fractures

After medical/surgical intervention, physiotherapy plays a very important role in restoring normal range of motion and strength to the shoulder. That will help in returning to normal activities of daily living (ADL).

Physiotherapy Management
Our physiotherapists at “BetterLife Physiotherapy” will assess your shoulder motion and strength to detect the exact source of the injury and limitations. Our Physiotherapy approach will focus on gradually restoring your range of motion and shoulder mobility, relieve pain, soothe achy muscles and improve your strength. A wide variety of hands-on techniques will be applied to improve joint flexibility and movement. Modalities may be used to reduce pain and discomfort. Also, our therapeutic exercises approach in terms of gentle strengthening exercises and joint coordination exercises help to achieve shoulder stability and to prevent recurrence of the same condition. Certainly your rehabilitation program will be focusing on returning back pain-free as quickly and safely as possible to your favorite sports activities.
Our post-surgical approach focuses on reducing pain, education on protection of the surgery repair, and maintaining a certain range of motion. Next phase of our approach is focusing on range of motion, joint mobility and finally very gentle strengthening has begun. The last phase of our approach is focusing on restoring the activities of daily living, the coordination of the shoulder joint and education aiming to prevent future injury.