Conditions – Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain can be caused by a variety of medical conditions, such as muscle strain, ligament sprain, nerve compression, bone fractures, pinched nerves, bone tumors, and herniated discs. In some cases, shoulder pain can be caused by repetitive use of the shoulder joint, such as when playing sports or engaging in manual labor. Additionally, shoulder pain can be due to poor posture, poor ergonomics, and even stress.

At Purpose Physiotherapy, we are experienced in treating the following shoulder conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • AC joint injuries
  • Impingement
  • Labral tears
  • Nerve pain
  • Post-surgery rehab
  • Dislocations

At our clinics in Thirroul and Woonona, Purpose Physiotherapy has a team of experienced physiotherapists and exercise physiologists that are experienced in treating shoulder pain. Our approach to helping you overcome your shoulder pain is as follows:

  1. Comprehensive assessment to determine both the diagnosis and the root causes (we may use imaging/scans where necessary).
  2. Tests and measurements to ensure we monitor progress and improvements.
  3. Holistic view of your entire body, including posture, alignment, mobility, strength, sleep, stress, nutrition and your nervous system.
  4. Treatment plan that relieves pain and targets the root causes, including massage, joint manipulation, dry-needling, exercise programs (core strength, Pilates and movement retraining) and education. This plan will specifically target your individual goals.
  5. Ongoing prevention options through clinical Pilates and small-group exercise.

By taking this approach, our team will get you not only moving with Purpose, but living with Purpose as well. 

Shoulder Pain FAQ's

  • Shoulder pain can be caused by a variety of factors, including injury, arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, rotator cuff tears, and impingement syndrome. It can also be caused by conditions such as frozen shoulder, shoulder instability, and even shoulder dislocation.
  • Physiotherapy can help to relieve shoulder pain by improving range of motion, reducing inflammation and swelling, increasing strength and flexibility, and promoting healing. Through the use of exercises, stretches, massage, and other treatments, physiotherapy can help to reduce pain, improve mobility, and improve overall quality of life.
  • Physiotherapy can also help to reduce the risk of further injury and provide advice on how to best manage the condition.
  • Yes, Purpose physiotherapy can help guide you through all stages of shoulder rehab, both pre-op and post-op.

Shoulder Pain Exercises