The shoulder is one of the most often injured joints in the human body. These injuries can be wear and tear related, or may result from trauma, whether they be sporting, recreational or occupational. It is also the most complicated joint from a biomechanical point of view. The physiotherapists at Melbourne Sports Physiotherapy have the skills and expertise to address all your shoulder injuries, whether they be post-operative, wear and tear, or from a fall or trauma.
The shoulder consists of some clever engineering, as it needs to be strong, yet be very mobile at the same time. The shoulder is theoretically made up of three joints. The scapula-thoracic isn’t a true joint, as there is not a true bony linkage, but the shoulder blade swings on the rib cage, acting like a joint. Secondly, is the Acromio-Clavicular joint, or most commonly known as the AC joint. This is the bony articulation between the collarbone and the shoulder blade. This is the bony linkage between the arm and the spine. Finally, the most important joint is the gleno-humeral joint, or the ball and socket joint, as it is most commonly known. The ball and socket provides the movement and stability to the shoulder girdle. The rotator cuff tendons hold the ball into the socket.
Melbourne Sports Physiotherapy has the capacity to assist you with all your shoulder screening for upper limb sports such as tennis, swimming, throwing sports, golf, baseball and gymnastics. Please contact the clinic for further information.
Considering the very complicated setup of the shoulder girdle, the rehabilitation must be particularly tailored to the individual injury. Our staff at Melbourne Sports Physiotherapy are able to assist you with all your shoulder rehabilitation needs for injuries such as:
To book an appointment to see a Physiotherapist at Melbourne Sports Physiotherapy who can assist you with your shoulder pain, please Book Online or call the Essendon or Blackburn clinics.
Shoulder Surgery Rehabilitation Physiotherapy
For shoulders that fail conservative physiotherapy programs, there is the option for surgical intervention. The video below is an intraoperative demonstration of a Arthroscopic Sub-Acromial Decompression, which is effectively a removal of a bony spur that can compress and irritate rotator cuff tendon and bursal tissue, resulting in shoulder pain with movement. The video is courtesy of Mr Chris Pullen, an expert orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in shoulder and elbow surgery in Melbourne.