Shoulder Pain


There are many common causes of shoulder pain, our practitioners are trained in assessing and diagnosing potential causes of shoulder pain. It is crucial to make an accurate diagnosis of the origin of your shoulder pain so that any appropriate treatment can be targeted at the cause.

The shoulder joint is a relatively unstable bony arrangement designed as such to allow a significant range of movement of your upper limb, as a result of this bony design the shoulder joint relies heavily on muscles, tendons, ligaments, joint capsule and the labrum to help make it stable. Some shoulder problems are caused by the breakdown of these soft tissues, traumatic injury as well as this excessive use of the shoulder can cause shoulder pain and loss of function.  


Common shoulder injuries we treat and manage:

  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Frozen shoulder/adhesive capsulitis
  • Arthritic shoulders
  • Pre/post shoulder surgical rehab
  • Persistent shoulder pain
  • Bursitis and impingement syndrome

At Origin Physiotherapy & Wellness we will develop a rehabilitation program based on our physical assessment findings.  In the early stages treatment will involve education and advice, manual therapy (soft tissue therapy, joint mobilisations, dry needling, muscle energy techniques and taping) to relieve your pain.  Rehabilitation will then progress to an individualised gym program so your shoulder can develop the strength it needs for activities of daily living.