Frozen Shoulder

Frozen Shoulder or ‘Adhesive Capsulitis’ is a common source of pain in the shoulder.

Frozen Shoulder basically means that your shoulder pain and stiffness is a result of shoulder capsule inflammation (capsulitis) and fibrotic adhesions that limit your shoulder movement.

Unfortunately the cause of Frozen Shoulder is still not yet known. There are many theories but the medical world has not yet come to a consensus.

Frozen Shoulder Symptons

The symptoms of Frozen Shoulder come in 3 Stages and can greatly vary in time.

  • Freezing
  • Progressive loss of range of motion
  • Pain around the shoulder
  • Frozen
  • Minimal Pain
  • No further loss or ability to change range of motion
  • Thawing
  • Decrease in Pain
  • Gradual return of range of motionWeakness and instability due to lack of use

Frozen Shoulder Treatments

Our Myotherapists are trained to assess Frozen Shoulder and will put together an individualised treatment plan to help maintain as much shoulder function as possible. They will also treat areas that may become overworked or weakened due to the shoulder pathology.

Depending on your presentation treatment may include a combination of the following techniques:

  • Soft and Deep Tissue Massage
  • Myofascial Cupping
  • Myofascial Dry Needling
  • Stretching
  • TENS
  • Hot and Cold Therapies
  • Postural and Corrective Exercises