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Your Shoulder Pain Solution

If you’ve been suffering from shoulder pain, then you know how annoying and nagging this particular pain is.

A shoulder injury can happen if you play any sports, or by something as simple as sleeping in a wrong position. Whether you have sustained damage to your rotator cuff because you were a little too enthusiastic during a football game, or you’re sore from trying to weed the garden, Adaptive Allied Health in Booragoon is here to tell you that we know what you’re going through, and we’re here to help you.

There are numerous reasons why you may be experiencing shoulder pain, and the severity can range from the temporary discomfort of a pulled muscle to the agonizing bone-on-bone friction of arthritis. 

We are dedicated to providing you with the information and tools you need in order to recover safely and smoothly from a shoulder injury and to prevent similar injuries in the future.

Your activity will be more rewarding, your sleep sounder, and your daily grind more satisfactory once you have the proper information needed to do it in a healthy way.

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Why Am I Having Shoulder Pain?

The complexities of the shoulder joint present many opportunities for pain-causing conditions.

Some of the most common causes of shoulder pain include:

Rotator Cuff Tear

The rotator cuff is comprised of 4 muscles, tendons, and soft tissue that surround the shoulder joint. The job of the rotator cuff is to correctly guide the movement of the shoulder joint. With injury, overuse, poor posture, or even age, the rotator cuff can be partially or completely torn. Depending on the severity and situation, sometimes surgery is needed, but often the correct physiotherapy treatments can help reduce pain and restore strength to the rotator cuff to compensate for the partial tear. If surgery is needed, physiotherapy is an integral part of the pre and post-surgical rehabilitation for a full recovery.


Impingement typically occurs because of abnormal movement and tracking of the humeral head as you lift your arm overhead. Pain typically starts when lifting your arm at or above 90 degrees.


Tendinitis occurs when the shoulder joint is excessively overused typically due to the demands of a laborious job, overhead activity, or sport. Furthermore, poor posture is a major contributor, as this alters the normal forces on the tendons, and can set you up for tendon injury. This causes the tendons to undergo ongoing inflammation, resulting in swelling and painful impingement when raising your arm.


The two main forms of arthritis that affect the shoulder are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage in the shoulder joint experiences significant “wear and tear,” typically due to age or excessive overuse. Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when the immune system decides to attack the membranes surrounding the shoulder joint, resulting in pain and inflammation. Both of these result in pain, loss of motion, weakness to the shoulder muscles, and difficulty performing normal, daily tasks.

Frozen Shoulder

Also known as “adhesive capsulitis,” frozen shoulder can occur if your arm has been in a cast or sling for a while, or if you have been bedridden for an extended period of time. It results in a painful loss of motion in the shoulder with a tightening of the shoulder joint that severely limits motion. There are some ethnicities that are more predisposed, and women tend to have more instances than men. Frozen shoulder is more common in women in the 40-60 years of age.

If you are experiencing any of the above, then you’ve come to the right place.

Our advice and expertise for such cases are nothing like anything else out there offered by other health professionals.

Will Physiotherapy Help My Shoulder Pain?

Two of the biggest goals of physiotherapy are 1) to alleviate your pain and 2) to improve your function.

Your physiotherapist will work with you to make sure that both of these are achieved throughout your physiotherapy sessions. Physiotherapy has been proven to manage the pain of several conditions, and in many cases, it has even been proven to eliminate shoulder pain altogether, thus making the need for harmful drugs or surgical intervention obsolete. 

If you can relate to any of the below scenarios, then you can rest assured that our advice will be right for you:

If you can say “yes” to all the above points, then our treatment program would be suitable for you.

It’s about time you get the professional help you need, and we can provide just that.

Relieve Your Shoulder Pain Now With The Help Of Our Exercise Physiologists & Rehab Coaches

Our program works best for you if you are serious about your health.

The Shoulder Resilience Rehab Program has been designed for rehabilitation of Shoulder Impingement, Tendinitis, Rotator Cuff Tears and Instability.

If you’ve had enough of the daily frustrations and restrictions of shoulder pain, you will be relieved and optimistic after hearing the informed and educated opinions of our Exercise Physiologists & Rehab Coaches.

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Not everyone knows that Accredited Exercise Physiology is covered by some public health schemes and private insurances.

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