Dislocated Shoulder Treatment

Shoulder Physiotherapist in Melbourne

 

A forceful blow to the shoulder joint can result in a dislocation. This occurs when the Humeral head (ball) of the shoulder is separated from the Scapula (socket). Following dislocation it is important that the joint is relocated as soon as possible.

 

Dislocated Shoulder Treatment

 

Following a dislocated shoulder it is important to seek the advice of a Shoulder Physiotherapist.  Depending on the severity and the stability of the shoulder dislocation the shoulder may need to be immobilised for 2- 6 weeks.  During this time your Shoulder Physiotherapist will advise you on the stability of the soft tissues and they may be able to begin some treatment. The soft tissues of the joint need a combination of rest and rehabilitation and this careful approach is best managed by your Physiotherapist. Initial treatment will focus on increasing range of motion. Once the motion has increased then strengthening of the shoulder stabilising muscles (rotator cuff – Supraspinatus, Teres Minor, Infraspinatus and Subscapularis) will commence. Our focus is to regain stability of the important cuff muscles before we commence strengthening of the larger shoulder muscles such as the Deltoid. Our Physiotherapists are experts in the care and rehabilitation of the shoulder and we can help you to recover following your injury.

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This is a free service where you will have a consultation with our senior therapist, Ben Cunningham. In this appointment Ben will advise management strategies and if you request ongoing care then this will be charged as per our current rates. Worksafe and TAC clients will not be charged personally for any consultations.

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Call: +1300 762 227
Action Rehab provide assessment and treatment for all conditions relating to the upper limb. Come and see our highly qualified and friendly staff today at a location convenient to you.
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