SHOULDER PAIN

Shoulder pain and injuries are often the result of over-head or throwing sports and activities, repetitive or awkward lifting, or wear and tear. Fay Pedler Clinic can help you resolve your shoulder problems.

Chronic or Frozen Shoulder Pain

The shoulder is a mobile and flexible joint that is capable of lifting large loads. It is this impressive functionality that leaves it vulnerable to injury. Shoulder injuries are often the result of over-head or throwing sports and activities, repetitive or awkward lifting, or wear and tear. Pain and injury in the shoulder can be the result of several different conditions, these include:

  • Impingement syndromes
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Shoulder instability or dislocation
  • Frozen shoulder
  • General wear and tear from sports or overuse

At Fay Pedler Physiotherapy, we are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder conditions. We understand that every shoulder is unique and requires an individual course of treatment and rehabilitation. For example, an unstable or dislocated shoulder needs specific attention given to the strength and control of the scapular muscles before general strengthening can begin. A shoulder with impingement pain needs a full and careful correction of rotation cuff muscle balance to prevent compression of the subacromial space. A stiff shoulder needs to be stretched, mobilised and re-trained.

Treatment of the shoulder complex requires an experienced Physiotherapist who can test the movements and stretches of the shoulder, and come to an accurate diagnosis of the problem. Physiotherapy treatment can then focus on the core problem.

Back Pain

Back pain affects up to 85% of people at some time in their lives and is the most common disability in those of under 45 years of age.

Neck Pain

Pain in the neck and upper back is a common and sometimes debilitating problem. Neck pain can come from a number of disorders in the neck.

Knee Pain

Whether an an acute knee injury or gradually developed knee pain over time, we are experts in diagnosing and treating knee pain and injury.

Headaches

If you suffer from persistent or recurring headaches, it may be that your neck is the culprit (and you may not even have neck pain!).

Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is lateral elbow pain that is a common and often frustrating presentation amongst sports people and DIY enthusiasts alike.

Ankle Injury

One of the most common injuries is the sprained ankle, often occurring when you roll over on your ankle causing an injury to the lateral ligaments.