Is your shoulder playing up?

 

Don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place. 

 

We can help you recover quicker and enjoy results that last longer.

 

Watch our video explanation below

Common Problems

How We Solve Them

Supraspinatus Partial Thickness Tear or Full Thickness Tear

If you injury occurred recently or you felt the pain within the past 2 months then it’s best to see a Physiotherapist initially. 

At Activate Clinic, our Physio, Justin, treats supraspinatus tears by first assessing the extent of the injury since scans do not offer enough insight on functional restriction.

In most cases, the first goal is to restore pain-free range of motion. This can be achieved by reducing inflammation, training proper scapula rhythm and using passive assisted exercises.

Once the range of motion is restored, our physio will help you improve the strength of the rotator cuff muscles through strategic exercises. Usually we prefer to introduce exercises under supervision to ensure the technique is correct and then we provide detailed, individualised home exercise sheets. Building strength takes repetition so home exercise is vital to improve your outcome and also helps keep the costs down. If you’re unable to complete them at home you can also complete supervised exercise with our Exercise Physiologist, Hany.

Shoulder Bursitis 

Shoulder bursitis, more specifically known as subacromial bursitis is caused by frequent friction between the tendons and bursa pad. As a result of the friction, the bursa becomes inflamed which is referred to as bursitis

We can help reduce the friction that causes bursitis by instead training the body to load the muscles that allow for the most efficient movement pattern. Most people we see that suffer from bursitis have incorrect scapula control meaning that the brain recruits the wrong muscles during dynamic movements of the arm. Our physio will help ensure that your brain recruits the correct muscles automatically. 

Additionally, improving the general strength & endurance of the muscles that act on the shoulder and scapula (shoulder blade) will help ensure that the shoulder can withstand more activity before inflammation occurs. The result is a quicker recovery from bursitis as well as prevention of future re-injury, saving your future self time and money.

Frozen Shoulder / Adhesive Capsulitis

Frozen shoulder is a tough condition to overcome as it usually develops over many years of persistent stress on the shoulder. It can be difficult to undo the damage that causes frozen shoulder, but at Activate Clinic, we’re confident that we have some strategies that can improve range of motion, reduce pain and make your daily tasks easier. 

Everyone with frozen shoulder has a unique need so we’ll help develop an individual plan for your recovery. In general, those who have frozen shoulder recruit accessory muscles too frequently causing the scapula to operate inefficiently. If the scapula is in the wrong place during movements, the rotator cuff muscles won’t have enough leverage to work at their full strength, limiting the range of motion. We help restore correct scapula function by assessing for weaknesses and prescribing movements that help correct and prompt the normal actions. Usually, since frozen shoulder progresses over time, it can be a matter of re-training the brain to communicate with the muscles correctly. A big part of the re-training is to avoid shrugging as a compensation movement as we’ve found that to be one of the common traits in frozen shoulder.

Some people can think it’s too late to help their shoulder but we have a strong track record of improving frozen shoulder and making daily function better.

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98 Park Road, East Hills 2213

Directly opposite East Hills train station