Shoulder Pain

The shoulder is a ball and socket joint. It has the largest range of motion of any joint in the body! It is the foundation for all hand wrist and elbow movements. Shoulder pain affects almost one quarter of the Australian adult population and is the third most common musculoskeletal problem that people present to their GP with. Physiotherapy is very successful in reducing and eliminating shoulder pain and dysfunction.

Common symptoms:

  • Pain with or without shoulder movement
  • Pain at night while lying on your affected side
  • Pain referring up to the neck and/or down to the elbow
  • Difficulties raising your arm up
  • Reduced range of movement, especially reaching behind your back

Potential causes:

  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Rotator cuff tendinopathy
  • ACJ pathology
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Bicep tendinopathy
  • Muscle strength/length imbalance

Assessment :

Subjective assessment: We will ask you about your shoulder pain, your daily activities, your general health and other potential factors that may contribute to your concerns. We will also ask you what activities you enjoy and the goal you may want to reach.

Objective assessment: We will look at your whole body alignment. We will look at how your shoulder and shoulder blade move and their interaction with your neck and spine. We may perform special tests to pinpoint where your limitations originate from..

Treatment :

  • Activity modification
  • Movement education
  • Muscle and/or other soft tissue release
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Dry needling
  • Taping
  • Home exercise program including stretching, movement and strengthening exercises.


From the moment we meet you, we are planning an individualised and holistic approach to help you reach your goal and be your best!

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