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Shoulder Pain and Injuries

Caring for Shoulder Pain and Injuries in Halifax

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Our staff has a great deal of interest in injury and dysfunction of the shoulder. The clinic is involved in clinical research related to certain types of shoulder injuries. Sports injuries, trauma and post-operative care are just some of the conditions of the shoulder routinely managed at the clinic. The health care staff provide postgraduate education to other clinicians related to the shoulder and upper quadrant of the body.

What Causes Shoulder Pain?

Shoulder pain is extremely common and can have a very simple or complex cause. Falls or traumatic injury can result in sprain/stains of the shoulder. More severe traumatic injuries can result in shoulder, dislocation, separation or fracture. The most common type of should pain we see is rotator cuff problems often related to how we move, resulting in breakdown of the tendons.

Common conditions treated at The Shoulder Clinic include:

  • Rotator cuff tendinopathy
  • Impingement syndrome
  • Shoulder instability/subluxation
  • Frozen shoulder/adhesive capsulitis
  • A-C joint injuries (separated shoulder)
  • Fractures of the clavicle and humerus
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Postural syndromes of the upper quadrant
  • Post-shoulder dislocation care

Postoperative conditions managed at The Shoulder Clinic include:

  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • SLAP repair
  • Acromioplasty and decompression
  • Bankart repair
  • Capsular shift procedures
  • A-C joint stabilization
  • Arthroplasty & hemi-arthroplasty

Relief for your Shoulder Pain at University Physiotherapy in Halifax

University Physiotherapy has a highly trained staff of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Massage therapists and consultant doctors that have extensive experienced in diagnosis and treatment of shoulder problems. We work with athletes from many sports to help them get back to coopetition. Our staff use the most current research informed treatment techniques. If you require surgery or treatment beyond what can be offered at our clinic, we will help you find the right health professional to manage your injury or condition.

If you are experience problems with your shoulder, that interfere with your daily activities, call us to schedule an appointment. We will get you on your way to recovery.