Frozen Shoulder Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy treatments require professionals to provide manual therapy, manipulation techniques and different exercise methodologies suitable to specific ailments. The aim of this physical body treatment is to increase the functionalities of the body through moderate but consistent exercise of body muscles. Frozen shoulder physiotherapy treatment is a pack of manual therapies and exercise methods aimed at helping treat and cure Frozen shoulder. Physiotherapy helps to relieve shoulder pain, improve range of motion and help teach the patient to exercise at home.

What is Frozen shoulder?

Frozen shoulder is a condition characterized by stiff, painful and limited motion in all directions for the shoulder. Though the symptoms, the treatment and the cure for the disorder are well known, it is unclear as to what causes it. Frozen shoulder physiotherapy treatment is useful in curing and reducing the symptoms experienced by the persons with frozen shoulder.

Frozen Shoulder Treatment

There are different stages for Frozen Shoulder. In each of these stages, patients experience different symptoms. As such, the frozen shoulder physiotherapy treatment employed to treat you depends on the stage of your condition.

Understanding the physiotherapy treatment according to the stage ensures that all the actions taken are tailored towards your specific needs as at the time. Frozen Shoulder treatment aims at getting rid of the pain and reinstating the shoulders regular movement. Physiotherapists take you through the treatments until you are strong enough to do it for yourself.

Pendular Movements

This is the first exercise that physiotherapist take you through and advice on when suffering from Frozen Shoulder. It should help in restoring the regular motion of the shoulder. While standing, lean over slightly supporting yourself with the good arm and letting the affected arm dangle. Swing the arm in small circular motions like a pendulum, forwards, backwards as well as crossways.

Shoulder Stretch

There are varying exercises to perform to strengthen your shoulder, reduce the pain and regain motion. Assisted shoulder stretch, which entails gently helping lift your affected arm by the elbow using the good one helps stretch the arm slowly. Likewise, dumb waiter, where one bends their elbows moving their hands to the side while the elbows retain contact with the ribs also helps stretch the shoulder region. You can also try cross-body reach by using your good arm to lift the affected one at the elbow and bringing it up and across your body. This exerts gentle pressure in stretching the arm, therefore exercising it but preventing the pain.

Rotator-cuff strengthening exercises

These exercises are performed when the shoulders range of motion increases. It is advisable to warm the shoulder and do the stretching exercises before trying to strengthen the shoulder. Outward and inward rotations are the main strengthening exercises used to treat Frozen Shoulders. A rubber band is used to help with the rotations. For outward rotation, you hold the rubber band between your hands using elbows at a 90-degree angle and the lower part of the affected arm rotated outwards. On the other hand, you perform inward rotation by hooking one end of a rubber band to either a doorknob and holding the other with the affected arm at a 90-degree angle and pulling the band towards your body.

You should treat Frozen Shoulder early to achieve full recovery fast and easily. We walk with you every step of the way ensuring that our physiotherapists provide with you with adequate attention during the frozen shoulder physiotherapy treatment. You are assured of regaining full regular motion, reduced pain and comfort.

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