Pain in the shoulder and the shoulder girdle is very common, effecting 15% to 25% of people in the 40-50 year age brackets. With increasing life expectancy, an ageing population who remain active, age related degeneration is a growing factor in rotator cuff injuries. A large percentage of the work force is desk bound, leading to poor, and weak posture through bending over a screen and the stress levels that come with the information being received.
Factors that can influence shoulder pain:
- Weakness in the muscles surrounding the shoulder blade.
- Rounded shoulders, head sitting forward, roundness in the thoracic spine.
- Instability in the shoulder joint.
- Previous injury, including dislocation of the joint, or dislocation of the clavicle [collar bone].
- Muscle imbalances.
When you come for treatment first we take a full history. You may be surprised how detailed this can be. We believe that we need the whole story to get the treatment right for you. This is followed by practical, hands on examination; from this we will discuss our findings, insights and a bespoke treatment plan will be devised and shared with you.
We never know how many treatments will be required, however we continually assess. Generally we say that a difference will be noted after 4 treatments and we will update our treatment plan to suit.