Shoulder Pain


As movement specialists, we have developed a complete philosophy to target your shoulder pain. Helping you get on the road to recovery quickly and effectively.

Understanding the issue

According to population surveys, shoulder pain affects 18-26% of adults at any point in time, making it one of the most common regional pain syndromes. Symptoms can be persistent and disabling in terms of an individual’s ability to carry out daily activities both at home and in the workplace.

Common shoulder issues include:

The shoulder is a complex area and has a close relationship with the scapular movement patterns, which can increase load into the shoulder joint. Along with this the neck and shoulder can send stress from one region to the other. As such a good assessment is crucial to getting to the bottom of the issue you are currently struggling with so the correct treatment pathway is put in place for your speedy recovery.



Unfortunately many people find they drop back into the old habits, this causes a return of the stresses on the soft tissues, which you will now understand relates to a return of symptoms.

Recurrence is the toughest area to address in shoulder injuries, primarily if you only completed the first step previously then the chances are you have not changed how the body is moving to prevent loading and issues returning at a later date.

The ability of our team to identify poor movement patterns, muscle imbalances, timing faults and related issues both above and below the specific shoulder injury means the team are ideally placed to explain and address these factors to move you to a better long term result and allow you to spend more time doing the activities you enjoy. 


Building your foundation is the key to step 2, to complete this phase we need to identify the underlying movement faults that you have. You have a couple of options here depending on your specific requirements and end goals;

1. Movement Screen – a brilliant way to understand how you move affects your tissue loading and can be easily related back to many of the reasons behind the injuries we see in clinic each and every day.

2. Pilates Discovery Session – can be an exciting option looking forward at your long term movement health, the screen helping identify issues in your movement that can then be addressed through targeted Pilates sessions.

3. Running Video Analysis – if running is your thing then this a great way to change the way you move to prevent future issues. This might not be directly shoulder related but shoulder problems can prevent you running and have a dramatic effect on your running pattern as a result.

4. Rehabilitation Evaluation – your shoulder is crucial to everyday activities such as carrying shopping, reaching and playing sports such as tennis and golf. Understanding how you move and load the shoulder can open the pathway options to improve patterning and create long term shoulder health

You will have the ‘how you move’ identified and explained in full detail to you, and this will allow your movement specialist to plan the next phase of your recovery.

The main goal in building your foundation is to not only identify the underlying causative factors but explain why they are there so you can make lifestyle changes to help avoid recurrence and begin the movement retraining phase to adapt how you move to change excessive loading and tissue stress building up again in the body which can affect your shoulder injury.


The hardest part for everyone is to stay motivated once you are feeling great and moving well again. We all know life gets in the way of looking after you. If you feel you need further help to achieve your performance goals or to maintain your lifestyle, there are ways we can help you.

If you have completed the first two steps, you are now ready to achieve lifestyle and performance goals, step 3. At this phase our great sports rehabilitation team will often take over your management. ​

There are plenty of options for you depending on your specific goals, so please discuss your options with your physiotherapist. This step will complete your knee pain solution, and will involve individually designed programmes to complement your home exercise programme. 

You can see the whole pain to performance shoulder solution. This will help you create movement health and enjoy the life you want to live.

Start your journey today and enjoy your life again.

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