More About Shoulder Pain
The shoulder is actually made up of 4 separate joints and is the most mobile, yet unstable joint in the body. The shoulder relies on a complex, synchronised pattern of muscle and joint movements to maintain stability and function of the whole arm. The shoulders mobility is its main weakness, causing it to become easily injured through trauma or overuse. Common shoulder injuries we see at goPhysio include:
- Ligament sprains i.e. AC joint sprain
- Rotator cuff injuries and tendonopathies
- Sub-acromial Pain syndrome (SAPS) i.e. sub-acromial impingement
- Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis
- Muscle and ligament tears
- Tendon problems such as biceps tendonopathy
- Shoulder dislocation or subluxations
- Fractures of the humerus or collar bone
- Shoulder pain referred from the neck
Used goPhysio for the first time for a long standing shoulder injury. Quick and efficient in getting an appointment and then have had friendly and skilled advice and physio. Supported by an online report incorporating exercises to do at home, my perception after only one session is totally positive and I’d recommend goPhysio without question.
How We Can Help
We always start by carrying out a thorough assessment to find out exactly what’s going on with your shoulder. Once we know what’s causing your shoulder issue, you’ll start a comprehensive rehabilitation programme. This may be a combination of hands on treatments such as soft tissue work, taping, trigger point release, mobilisations, shockwave therapy or acupuncture and a big focus on exercises to regain strength, flexibility and movement in your shoulder.
A crucial part of recovery from a shoulder injury is making sure all the joints and muscles are working well together, and this is a key part in preventing any future problems. With our range of onsite services and treatments we can help make sure you recover from your shoulder injury.
Frequently Asked Questions
There have been many changes with the way health insurance companies cover physiotherapy recently. Subsequently, we require all patients to pay for their physiotherapy appointements up front per appointment. We will provide you with a printed receipt which includes your Physiotherapist’s HCPC number, which you can then provide to your individual insurance company. Depending on your individual policy, you may be able to reclaim some or all of your fees. Policies and cover varies widely now and we are unable to accept any responsibility for the amount you may be able to recaim from your insurance company. You will be responsible for any shortfall.
If you are looking to claim back your fees through your health insurance company, please do let us know, as not all our Clinicains are recognised by health insurance.
We understand that sometimes things come up, however we would appreciate as much notice as possible if you are unable to attend your appointment. We just ask that you give us a minimum of 24 hrs notice of any changes to your appointment so that we can re-allocate the appointment. Less than 24 hours notice will result in a charge. Appointment slots are very valuable and without adequate notice that appointment can’t be used for another patient. We send out both text message & email appointment reminders to help you remember your appointment time.
Please just give us a call or drop us an email if you’d like to change your appointment.