The shoulder joint is very mobile and in your life and your sport it frequently has to undergo heavy loading as we lift, carry, play sport or simply engage in repetitive tasks like vacuuming the floor at home.
The fact that the shoulder needs to be able to cope with these demands and all 4 joints at the shoulder need to be working properly in order for the shoulder to move effectively.
Further to this, mobility in the neck and upper back is also important for normal shoulder joint motion.
Common conditions we see:
We can help you with conditions that have resulted in loss of movement and pain from the shoulder (Adhesive capsulitis, 'Frozen Shoulder', wear and tear, impingement syndrome etc.) and treatment at the Optimal Swing Clinic is often aimed at improving motion and reducing pain as well as improving loss of function in areas that also affect the shoulder.
Effective treatment and identification of any contributing factors is available at the Optimal Swing Clinic, where needed MRI or X-ray may be recommended, but usually a thorough clinical assessment is all that is required to reach a diagnosis and to start you on the pathway towards recovery.
Arm pain from conditions like 'Tennis Elbow' and 'Golfer's elbow' are also treated effectively at the Optimal Swing Clinic.
If you are suffering from shoulder pain whether caused by a sports injury or other activity then call us today for an initial consultation on 029 2002 6468