Angie Hopkins, principal chiropractor at Back in Balance has a keen interest in helping patients alleviate shoulder pain. She has undertaken extensive postgraduate training in advanced chiropractic shoulder techniques to address soft tissue injuries and rehabilitation.
One of the most common extremity injuries we see here at Back in Balance is rotator cuff injuries.
Shoulder injuries can happen at any age and don’t have to be sports related.
A very common symptom of a rotator cuff injury is an inability to lift the arm out to the side, pain on putting a coat on or pain when sleeping on that side at night. Some people experience pain radiating down the arm towards the elbow or even hand.
Shoulder mobilisation, soft tissue release on the rotator cuff muscles, mid back and neck treatment are some of the treatment modalities chiropractic can incorporate into treatments. Once the shoulder function has improved a series of shoulder strengthening exercises are normally prescribed to help keep the area functioning properly.