The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body, and as such, is vulnerable to a whole host of problems. Poor posture and habitual over-use cause over-strain to the tissues within the shoulder joint.
We assess the shoulder by taking a detailed history of the problem. We identify whether the client can maintain a good alignment and control the movement. We then identify through muscle-testing and passive movements any areas of movement restriction and pain. We then treat the affected areas with manual therapies and we give detailed home maintainance programmes. These will include first-aid early on and detailed exercise regimes later on in the rehabilitation. We take the view that injuries will only recover and be prevented in the future if we can improve muscle strength, movement control, flexibility and spatial awareness. These programmes are gradually introduced as we reduce the original pain.