Physiotherapy for shoulder pain in Kalgoorlie

Do you have shoulder pain? Let us help you reach, lift and play pain free. Shoulder pain is a common problem, in fact it is one of the most common injury presentations we see in the clinic.

The joint in the shoulder is very mobile and allows a range of arm movements that are up and away from the body, but the joint’s contact zone is small and unstable. Normal shoulder functioning is reliant on the muscles in the shoulder and if something goes wrong, it could inhibit your ability to move freely and cause pain.

Shoulder pain and injuries can be caused by a wide range of things, including repetitive use or “wear and tear”, from trauma – whether sporting, recreational or occupational, or sometimes the source of pain is somewhere else in the body, like the neck, upper back, or biceps.

The physiotherapists at Goldfields Physio have the skills and expertise to address all your shoulder injuries whether they be from “wear and tear”, falls or traumas, or post-operative.

Common shoulder conditions we assess and provide individually tailored physiotherapy and rehabilitation for are:

  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder dislocations, subluxations, instability
  • AC joint injuries
  • Frozen shoulder / Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Shoulder bursitis / Shoulder impingement
  • Post shoulder surgery

Common symptoms of shoulder pain are:

  • Shoulder pain
  • Shoulder weakness
  • Reduced mobility
  • Difficulty lying on the shoulder
  • Clicking or crunching with movement

As the source of shoulder in is highly variable it is essential you get your shoulder properly assessed to determine the reason for your pain. Though each injury will differ slightly, physio can aid in making sure that there is a correct process of healing and to work on a rehabilitation program that will allow you to execute full recovery goals in a timely manner to get you back to health as soon as possible. This also helps to minimise the risk of recurrence of shoulder pain or injury. In order to get to 100% full functional capacity, there are a few essential milestones.

These include:

  • No pain or swelling in the joint.
  • Full shoulder active and passive range of motion.
  • Full strength in the shoulder and surrounding musculature
  • Full functional return – this means getting back to normal activities of daily living, work duties and physical activity.

Rehab is always goal oriented. An elderly person with low levels of activity will have slightly different goals to a teenage athlete. Therefore, each individual will have a separate rehab milestone checklist. Either way, your physiotherapist will help you achieve all these goals.