Mandurah Physio – Shoulder & Arm

Shoulder & Arm

The Unstable Shoulder

Dislocation or subluxation of the shoulder is a result of shoulder instability.  Dislocation is when the joint pops out of joint and has to be assisted back into position, or slowly goes back into position with time.  Subluxation is when the shoulder joint pops out and then goes back into position immediately.  It can still cause […]

The Problem Shoulder

 
Injuries to the shoulder can generally be classified into 3 groups: Rotator Cuff, Instability and Frozen Shoulder.  The physiotherapists treat a lot of difficult shoulders, the most common being Rotator Cuff or muscle imbalance problems around the shoulder.  As the shoulder is a very muscular joint, if these muscles are not working properly it can […]

Frozen Shoulder

 
Frozen shoulder is an ambiguous term, often describing the shoulder when, for no apparent reason, there is pain and a loss of motion.  The literature states that it is probably due to a virus, but can also arise through trauma.  Gleno-humeral capsulitis or frozen shoulder is thought to develop as a result.  This means inflammation […]

Joint Dislocations

Dislocations are not uncommon in sports injuries or trauma.  Common joints that dislocate are shoulders, fingers, and kneecaps.  As children grow, their bones and muscles develop at different rates, and extra loads can be placed on joints.   Should a joint be dislocated then it is important to make sure it is relocated immediately.  Often this […]

Dislocated Shoulder Rehab

Shoulder Injuries are a common occurrence with sport and Physiotherapists treat a variety of these type of shoulder injuries.
Before rehabilitation training can start on a dislocated shoulder a full assessment is recommended.  Physiotherapists can assess shoulder range and function in order to start a rehabilitation training program.  This can be progressed as the shoulder improves […]