Shoulder Injuries

July 29, 2022

A Guide To Shoulder Strengthening

How We Treat Shoulder Injuries And Strengthen Them Your shoulders are responsible for a lot of your body’s workload. Pretty much every single activity you do with your hands involves your shoulders. Whenever you open a door, lift something or push something your shoulders are a part of that movement. Therefore, over time, it is common […]
September 26, 2021

The Broken Collarbone – Cairnhill Physiotherapy

WHAT IS IT? A broken collarbone, also known as the clavicle, is one of the most commonly broken bones in the body. The collarbone connects the front of the ribcage to the shoulder and is the only bony connection the arm has to the rest of the body. Many muscles attach to the collarbone, including the […]
August 9, 2021

AC Joint Injuries

WHAT IS IT? The AC (Acromio-clavicular) joint is a thick fibrous joint that connects the top of the shoulder blade to the outer end of the collarbone. The joint is required to be strong and supportive and is the primary way in which weight bearing forces are transferred from the upper limb to the rest of […]
March 4, 2021

Rotator Cuff Pain: Why Strengthening Exercises Are Important

What is Rotator cuff pain, rotator cuff related pain syndrome, subacromial pain syndrome, bursitis? You may have heard these terms mentioned from health professionals, friends or even Dr Google. In effect, they all mean the same thing. Ethan Smith recently wrote a blog on bursitis. The more widely accepted term now is subacriomal pain syndrome (SAPS). […]
September 3, 2020

Shoulder bursitis: a symptom not a diagnosis – Parnell Physio

In our Parnell Physio clinic, we see a lot of patients with shoulder pain and shoulder bursitis. The shoulder is one of the most complex and hardest parts of the body to diagnose. It is such a mobile joint that it is often nearly impossible to narrow down a diagnosis to one exact cause. However, even […]
July 28, 2020

Frozen Shoulder: How Physiotherapy Can Help Restore Your Movement

Adhesive Capsulitis, commonly known as frozen shoulder, is a regular condition seen at our Auckland physio clinic. It is a shoulder condition characterized by pain and a loss of both active and passive range of motion. It is estimated to affect between 2-5% of the population. This condition is more commonly seen in women aged 40-60 […]
June 26, 2020

Rotator Cuff Tears – How Physiotherapy Can Help You

Rotator cuff tears in the shoulder are a common injury we see in our Mt Eden physiotherapy clinic. However, you do not need to put up with the pain and limitations these cause. Physiotherapy management of rotator cuff tears is very effective in reducing pain and improving your function. What Is It? The rotator cuff is […]
January 29, 2020

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture is a debilitating injury which we often hear about happening to professional sports people, however we are seeing more and more of these injuries at our Auckland Physio clinic in everyday athletes. The ACL is a ligament inside your knee joint that attaches to your tibia (shin bone) and femur (thigh […]
August 16, 2018

Rotator Cuff Tears

  A rotator cuff is a group of four small muscles that surround the shoulder joint. Their tendons attach to the humerus, close to the joint line & act as a cuff. What Are They? The rotator cuff is a group of four small muscles that surround the shoulder joint. Their tendons attach to the humerus, […]