- Do you think you may have Frozen Shoulder
- Are you struggling to lift your arm overhead, comb your hair or get dressed in the morning?
- Is the pain and stiffness disturbing your sleep?
- Have you been to your GP and advised to wait for a physiotherapy appointment?
Don’t fret, we are here to help!
Our Consultant Osteopaths will assess the biomechanics of the shoulder and determine the best way to offload your pain and improve your range of movement using a hands on approach.
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What is Frozen Shoulder
Frozen shoulder also referred to as Adhesive Capsulitis is a condition in which the joint
capsule becomes inflamed, thickened and tighter than usual. It affects individuals aged
40-60 and is slightly more common in females than males.
Common symptoms include:
Pain in the shoulder which is made worse during movement
Severe stiffness and limited range of movement
Difficulty sleeping due to discomfort
Difficulty in performing everyday tasks such as washing or dressing yourself.
How Our 3 Steps Programme Helps?
Step 1: Identify and Teach
Our Consultant Osteopaths will perform a thorough examination and assessment
of your shoulder to determine the exact cause of your symptoms.
Step 2: Treat Holistically
A treatment plan will be prepared based on the initial findings. The main aim
during this step is to reduce pain and discomfort by using a range of hands on
techniques such as:
Soft and deep tissue massage
Joint mobilisation to gain range of movement and function to shoulder joint
Treatment to neck and upper back as in our experience as these structures are closely
related to the shoulder they become tight due to compensation.
Step 3: Rehabilitation
Once our Consultants progressively work on improving range of movement and overall
function of the shoulder, your file will be referred to our Rehab Consultants who will
ensure a specific maintenance program to prevent further injury.
They will also work with you to gain the strength back in the shoulder and to target
specific muscles that have wasted during injury due to lack of use. This step is VITAL to
ensure complete recovery.
What happens when you visit an Osteopath?
Osteopathy is a type of alternative medicine that focuses on the treatment of health
problems by using physical manipulation of muscles and joints.
Upon visiting an Osteopath, the Osteopath will take a full medical history regarding your
current complaint and past medical history. An examination and assessment will also be
performed, where the Osteopath will ask you to perform certain movements to test your
range and carry out orthopaedic tests to determine the cause of your symptoms. It is
advised that during the examination loose clothing or underwear is worn to ensure the
Osteopath has clear view of the body.
Once a diagnosis has been identified, the Consultant Osteopath will explain the findings
and prognosis; as well as how much treatment is required. The Osteopath will also
provide you with advice in relation to posture and activities/movements you need to
avoid during your treatment. A written action plan will be included.
Why Choose Holistic Rehab Clinic
Exceptionally hands-on holistic approach to treatments using the very best techniques to ease muscle and joint pain and to encourage and restore a good range of movement.
Over 10 Years Experience and leading practioners of London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics Games.
Home visits can be arranged for those patients who prefer not to travel. We are however, centrally located with fantastic transport links (very close to Holborn and Chancery Lane Stations) and we open till 8pm on Mondays!