osteopathy can help with shoulder painOsteopathy Treats Shoulder Pain – Often strained in sporting injuries, or seemingly a problem coming for no apparent reason, the shoulder complex (and it is complex, including your upper ribs, the shoulder blade, the collarbone and the arm, to the shoulder joint itself with it’s many muscles and tendons) can end up giving rise to all sorts of difficulties, from simple pulls and strains to the very painful and seemingly intractable “frozen shoulder”.

Often the shoulder is closely linked to how your upper back and neck are working, and your Osteopath will always treat your body as a whole. Even very difficult and seemingly impossible conditions can be resolved with the right treatment.

In order to determine the cause of your pain, your Osteopath will conduct a full physical, orthopaedic and neurological examination of the shoulder, cervical and thoracic spine.

It may also be necessary to undergo specialized diagnostic tests such as appropriate,

Regardless of the cause, treatment of the shoulder complex requires an osteopath who can test the movements and structures of the shoulder and come to an accurate diagnosis of the problem.

Osteopathic treatment can then focus on the core problem this may involve treating other parts of your body that are contributing to your shoulder pain such as your back or neck Your osteopath may then gently manipulate your shoulder (and other areas) both to test it and to help alleviate the pain and increase mobility. An Osteopath will be able to assist you with suitable shoulder range of motion exercises and shoulder strengthening and rehabilitation exercises during your recovery.

Osteopaths can assist with the following:

Frozen Shoulder

Chronic Shoulder Pain and Stiffness

Shoulder Muscle Spasm and Tension

Arthritis of the Shoulder

Diagnosis of Shoulder Pain

Rotator Cuff Disorders such as tears and strains

Impingement Syndrome

AC Joint Injury