Unfreeze Your Life: Tackling Frozen Shoulder with a Graduate Sports Therapist

18th June 2024

Get Moving Again Without the Pain!

Hey there, shoulder sufferers! If your shoulder feels like it’s stuck in a never-ending ice age, you’re not alone. Frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis, can make even the simplest tasks feel impossible. But don’t worry—at Balanced Bodies, we’re here to help you thaw out and get back to your active lifestyle!

What is Frozen Shoulder?

Frozen shoulder is a condition where your shoulder joint becomes stiff, painful, and loses its range of motion. It usually develops gradually and goes through three stages:

  1. Freezing Stage: Painful and limited movement.
  2. Frozen Stage: Less pain but more stiffness.
  3. Thawing Stage: Gradual return of movement.

This pesky condition can last anywhere from several months to a couple of years. It’s more common in people over 40, and those with certain medical conditions like diabetes are at higher risk. We also see a lot of peri-menopausal people with it too!

Why Does It Hurt?

The pain and stiffness of frozen shoulder occur because the capsule surrounding the shoulder joint thickens and tightens, restricting movement. This tightening can be triggered by injury, surgery, or conditions like diabetes and thyroid disorders. Sometimes, it just happens without any clear reason—talk about frustrating!

How Can a Graduate Sports Therapist Help?

As a Graduate Sports Therapist, I specialise in helping people just like you unfreeze their shoulders and get back to living pain-free. Here’s how:

  1. Comprehensive Assessment: We start with a detailed evaluation to understand your specific situation and identify the best course of action.
  2. Personalised Treatment Plan: Your rehab program will be tailored to your needs, focusing on exercises and techniques to improve your range of motion and reduce pain.
  3. Manual Therapy: Hands-on techniques help to loosen tight muscles and joints, improving mobility and reducing discomfort.
  4. Pain Management: We’ll use various methods, including heat/ice therapy and innovative techniques like ultrasound or electrical stimulation, to manage your pain effectively.
  5. Education and Support: I’ll provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to continue your progress at home, ensuring long-term success.
  6. Ongoing Monitoring: Your progress will be closely monitored, and your treatment plan will be adjusted as needed to keep you on the path to recovery.

Why Should You See a Graduate Sports Therapist?

Great question! Here’s why working with a Graduate Sports Therapist is a game-changer for frozen shoulder:

  • Non-Invasive Techniques: No need to worry about needles or surgery—we use safe, effective, non-invasive methods.
  • Holistic Approach: We look at the big picture, addressing not just the symptoms but also the root causes of your pain.
  • Customised Care: Your rehab plan is unique to you, designed to meet your specific needs and goals.
  • Long-Term Benefits: Strengthen your muscles, improve flexibility, and learn how to prevent future issues.

At Balanced Bodies, we’re committed to helping you live a pain-free, active life. Whether you’re dealing with the early stages of frozen shoulder or you’re in the thick of it, we’ve got the expertise and dedication to guide you through your recovery.

Ready to unfreeze your shoulder and your life? Click the link below to schedule your free 20-minute discovery call and find out how we can help you get back on track.

Book here now for a free, no pressure discovery call!

Remember, life is too short to be held back by shoulder pain. Let’s work together to get you moving again—pain-free and full of energy!

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