The shoulder is our most mobile joint, though mobility comes with a price.
It relies heavily on a highly coordinated effort of the surrounding rotator cuff and scapular musculature along with the passive restraints of the ligaments and labrum to maintain its stability and function. Should part of this shoulder complex faulter, it can cause it to move poorly, become painful and considerably debilitating, affecting many aspects day to day life.
Common shoulder conditions include:
- Rotator cuff disorders
- Shoulder instability
- Subacromial impingement syndrome
- Scapular dyskinesis (aka scapular winging)
- Frozen shoulder
- Arthritic pain
- Referred pain from the neck
Shoulder problems can often be very frustrating as they rarely get better with rest. Optimal function of the shoulder is found with a balance of mobility and strength of the surrounding muscles. Knowing where to start.is complicated and often leads to long standing shoulder problems that worsen over time.
We have some of Canberra’s most experienced shoulder physiotherapists, who are proficient in assessing the functional ability of your shoulder and the surrounding joints, muscles and other soft tissues that may be responsible for you shoulder pain.