Physiotherapy For Shoulder Pain
Say Hello To Pain Relief with Our Shoulder Pain Physiotherapy
Shoulder pain can be debilitating, affecting your ability to perform everyday tasks and enjoy your favourite activities. However, surgical interventions and medications aren't always the best or only options. Our team of experienced physiotherapists specialises in providing effective and non-invasive treatments for shoulder pain.
At our clinic, we emphasise the importance of conservative treatment methods for shoulder pain. Our shoulder pain physiotherapy program is designed to treat shoulder pain and promote healing through conservative treatment methods.
Our shoulder pain physiotherapy treatment programme focuses on restoring shoulder function, reducing pain, and improving overall quality of life without the need for invasive procedures. We believe in the power of the body's natural healing abilities, and our goal is to facilitate that process through targeted and personalised treatment plans.
TREATMENT TAILORED TO YOUR SHOULDER CONDITIONS
Shoulder instability refers to a condition where the shoulder joint is prone to dislocation or subluxation (partial dislocation) due to structural or functional abnormalities. It involves a disruption in shoulder stability, which is maintained by the surrounding ligaments, muscles, and tendons.
The rotator cuff, a group of shoulder muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint, plays a crucial role in shoulder stability. Rotator cuff injuries like rotator cuff tears can contribute to shoulder instability.
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder impingement syndrome occurs when the rotator cuff tendons, bursa, or ligaments in the shoulder are repeatedly compressed, leading to pain and movement difficulties.
This condition is commonly seen in individuals who engage in overhead arm movements, such as manual labourers and athletes. Poor posture can also contribute to its development.
Tendon inflammation, also known as tendinitis, refers to the inflammation of tendons, which are thick fibrous cords that attach muscles to bones. It's characterised by pain, tenderness, and mild swelling in the affected area.
Tendinitis commonly occurs in the shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, and heels. It is often caused by repetitive movements, overuse, strain, injury, or certain medical conditions and medications.
If left untreated, tendinitis can lead to more severe complications, such as a torn tendon, which may require surgical treatment.
Arthritis of the shoulder joint refers to inflammation in the shoulder joint, which causes pain and stiffness. The shoulder joint primarily consists of the glenohumeral joint, where the humerus rests against the socket on the shoulder blade.
Over time, arthritis leads to cartilage loss, resulting in bones in the joint rubbing directly against each other. This causes severe pain, limited function, and reduced range of motion in the shoulder.
It's more common in individuals over the age of 50 but can also occur in younger individuals with conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or after shoulder trauma.
A shoulder fracture refers to a break or a crack in one of the bones that make up the shoulder joint, including the upper arm bone (humerus), collarbone (clavicle), or shoulder blade (scapula). Symptoms of a shoulder fracture include severe pain, swelling, bruising, impaired mobility, numbness, and a popping sound.
THE PHOENIX METHOD: EXPERIENCE SHOULDER PAIN RELIEF WITH OUR TRUSTED PAIN MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES
STEP 1: INITIAL CONSULTATION
At Phoenix Rehab, we're dedicated to providing an exceptional healthcare experience in a low-stress, patient-centric environment. Our team of experienced shoulder physiotherapists is here to support you every step of the way.
We believe in the importance of understanding your condition fully before proceeding with treatment, so our consultations are designed to ensure that you have all the information you need to make an informed decision about your care.
We prioritise trust and open communication, fostering a strong sense of security between you and our experts in physiotherapy, physical therapy, or other discipline necessary for your comprehensive treatment plan. Together, we will create a personalised treatment plan tailored to your unique needs and goals. Trust Phoenix Rehab for comprehensive, compassionate care that puts you first.
STEP 2: IN-DEPTH REVIEW
We begin by looking into your medical history, where we take the time to understand your symptoms, lifestyle, and health goals fully. To provide you with the best possible care, we may request medical reports or referral forms to gain a deeper understanding of your unique situation.
This thorough review allows us to create a personalised treatment plan that takes into account your past and current medical issues, as well as any underlying conditions or potential future challenges that may impact your recovery.
STEP 3: ASSESSMENT
We understand the importance of a thorough assessment when it comes to treating a frozen shoulder injury. Our multidisciplinary team of qualified and experienced healthcare professionals will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your shoulder condition, including clinical tests and physical assessments tailored to your specific needs.
During the assessment, we will carefully examine the active and passive motion of your shoulder, as well as the strength and flexibility of the surrounding muscles. This will help us determine the severity of your frozen shoulder and rule out any underlying causes or injuries that may be contributing to your symptoms.
Rest assured that when you choose Phoenix Rehab, you're choosing a healthcare experience that's centred around your well-being. Trust and open communication are at the core of our approach, and we will support you every step of the way on your journey to recovery.
STEP 4: TREATMENT
After evaluating the results of the assessment, we will have a detailed conversation with you to create a personalized treatment plan that aligns with your specific objectives. This plan will be tailored to address your individual needs and guide you towards achieving your desired outcomes.
In our conservative approach to frozen shoulder physiotherapy, we incorporate gentle stretching exercises and the strategic application of heat or ice packs. These components play a crucial role in our physiotherapy treatments for frozen shoulders.
We also always consider the patient's pain threshold, as we understand the discomfort that comes with pain. So, when you encounter sharp or dull pain in your shoulder, we will utilize pain-relieving methods to alleviate your discomfort.
To ensure optimal progress, we meticulously calibrate the intensity and complexity of each session, striking a fine balance between avoiding excessive ease that may impede progress and preventing excessive difficulty that could lead to setbacks.
Every time you attend a follow-up session, our proficient shoulder physiotherapists will continuously observe your progress in real-time, enabling them to closely track your development and make necessary adjustments to the treatment plan. We adjust the intensity of our treatments accordingly to assist you along your recovery path.
RELIEVE PAIN IN YOUR SHOULDER JOINT TODAY WITH OUR THERAPEUTIC SOLUTIONS
Shoulder physiotherapy is a specialised branch of physical therapy that focuses on the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of shoulder injuries and conditions. It involves the use of various techniques and exercises to target specific shoulder joints and muscles, aiming to reduce pain, improve mobility, and restore function.
Examples of shoulder physiotherapy techniques that our experienced physiotherapist can perform to help relieve pain include gentle physiotherapy exercises for shoulder mobility like pendulum and doorway stretch, manual therapy techniques like glenohumeral distraction and inferior and posterior glide, and modern modalities like ultrasound and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS).
Occupational therapy (OT) is a healthcare profession that focuses on helping individuals improve their ability to perform daily activities and regain independence after illness, injury, or disability. OT takes a holistic approach to address physical, cognitive, and emotional factors that may affect a person's ability to engage in meaningful activities.
Occupational therapists may work alongside shoulder physiotherapists to provide comprehensive care to help reduce pain in the shoulders. While shoulder physiotherapy primarily focuses on improving shoulder mobility, strength, and function, occupational therapy can complement these efforts by addressing the broader impact of shoulder issues on a person's daily life.
Occupational therapists may assess and address functional limitations, such as difficulty with self-care tasks (e.g., dressing, bathing), household chores, work-related activities, and recreational activities that involve the use of the shoulder.
Post-treatment education refers to the education and advice provided by physiotherapists after the completion of shoulder physiotherapy to prevent future shoulder pain and further injury and improve overall shoulder function for an optimal recovery process.
Physiotherapists can prescribe specific exercises to strengthen the muscles around the shoulder joint, which can improve muscle strength and stability, leading to less pain and an increased range of motion.
Gradually introducing strengthening exercises for the shoulder can help individuals experiencing shoulder pain build strength and prevent further injury. Physiotherapists can also provide education and advice on appropriate exercises, how to maintain good posture, and ergonomics to reduce the risk of future shoulder pain.
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We are a bone, muscle, joint, tendon and ligament physiotherapy and hand therapy clinic in Singapore, operating in Novena and Tampines. We offer a unique integrated and multi-specialty approach to pain and injury rehabilitation with expert physiotherapy, hand therapy, TCM, massage, alternative therapies and rehabilitation technologies.