Dislocated Shoulder Treatment

Physiotherapists Melbourne & Gippsland, Victoria


A dislocated shoulder is 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 injury it is important to seek the advice of a physiotherapist. Your physiotherapist will advise you on the stability of the soft tissues and they may be able to begin a shoulder 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 Shoulder Pain Treatment

Action Rehab 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 upper limb physiotherapists are experienced in the care and rehabilitation of the shoulder and we can help you to recover following your injury and shoulder pain.


Action Rehab provide assessment and treatment for all conditions relating to the upper limb, including dislocated shoulder and shoulder pain . Come and see our friendly staff today at a location convenient to you.