Shoulder injuries can be very restrictive in your day-to-day life, sport- or job performance.
4 tips for recovery from shoulder injuries:
- Get in balance. The shoulder joint needs the perfect balance of strength and flexibility to keep it in great shape and injury free. Your physiotherapist can assess your movement and show you how to strengthen the rotator cuff to keep the shoulder positioned optimally in the joint to prevent improper mechanics while moving the arm.
- Correct poor postural habits. Improving your movement, strengthening your shoulder muscles, and correcting poor postural habits can improve your shoulder function and reduce pain. Learning the right skills for your activity is important for preventing many shoulder injuries. Your therapist can help you improve your movement and posture.
- Keep it loose. Frozen shoulder is a debilitating and painful condition, which is a common complication of many shoulder injuries. Physiotherapy can help with pain relief and a faster recovery, and we can show you how to keep the shoulder moving through the full available range of motion to maintain optimal muscle balance around the shoulder girdle. There are specific exercises to correct imbalances.
- Get the right advice. Shoulder dislocations, separations and instabilities require specialized rehabilitation to protect your injury and have you back to full activity. With physiotherapy, the need for shoulder surgery can be reduced; if you do need surgery your physiotherapist will refer you to a physician. We can help you with pain relief, protection from further injury and a full rehabilitation plan.