The shoulder is a shallow ball and socket joint which relies a great deal on surrounding soft-tissue structures such as tendons, ligaments and muscles (rotator cuff muscles) to maintain smooth motion and stability.
Because the shoulder needs to enable a wide range of movements it has minimal bony support and relies heavily on the rotator cuff muscles and supportive ligaments to work in good synchronisation.
Shoulder disorders commonly seen by physiotherapists include:
Rotator cuff pathology
Adhesive capsulitis/capsular restriction
A/C joint injury
Your physiotherapist will do a full assessment considering a wide range of factors including, biomechanical, postural issues and sporting technique.
Early accurate diagnosis and prompt physiotherapy treatment will produce quicker improvements and better outcomes in the majority of clients.