The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the body. Muscles which move the shoulder attach to our lower back, shoulder blade, arm, chest and forearm, these vastly located muscle attachments in combination with postural strain and wide shoulder mobility; make the joint vulnerable to injury.
Patients attend my clinic with many types of shoulder pain and injuries affecting cartilage, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and bursa.
Frozen shoulder (Adhesive capsulitis) is a debilitating and painful condition, causing inflammation and thickening of the shoulder joint capsule, reducing the range of movement. Frozen shoulder has three phases, a painful, stiffening and thawing phase. The cause of frozen shoulder is not fully understood, it is more common in women, diabetics and has an association with a shoulder trauma.
My individual approach to frozen shoulder considers, each patients posture, range of movement and stage of the condition. Treatment is aimed at reducing shoulder pain and improving overall upper-body mobility within areas of the back, scapula, neck and shoulder. I utilise a wide range of osteopathic techniques alongside a home exercise rehabilitation plan, tailored towards your physical capabilities.