Shoulder Physiotherapists Melbourne & 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 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 physio will advise you on the stability of the soft tissues and they may be able to begin a dislocated 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.