One of the most common causes of shoulder pain stems from the rotator cuff. This describes a group of four muscles that work together to stabilise the shoulder (gleno-humeral joint) and provide range of motion. If one (or more) of the rotator cuff muscles are not stabilising the joint properly, or not functioning properly, then this can have a detrimental impact on how the joint moves. For instance, it can impact its biomechanics and place additional load on other muscle groups, potentially resulting in further injury. Due to the amount we use our shoulder joint on a daily basis, the area is also susceptible to overuse injuries.
Causes of rotator cuff pain can include tendinitis, tendinopathy, tears in the muscular fibres or tendon as well as biomechanical imbalances in the supporting muscles.
So what can you expect from treatment:
- Assessment of movement, in order to check that the shoulder complex and scapula are moving correctly
- Soft Tissue Release Techniques (STR’s) and Muscle Energy Techniques (MET’s)
- Manual Therapy
- Shockwave Therapy
- Dry Needling
- Kinesiology Taping
Get in touch with the team if you have been putting up with shoulder pain and we will be more than happy to assess and help!