Entries by The Clinic Team

Physical Therapy May Reduce Need for Rotator Cuff Surgery

Results from a new study presented at the annual meeting for American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, have revealed physical therapy may reduce the need for surgery for rotator cuff tears. After following participants for five years, the researchers discovered patient expectation was the main predictor of surgery. Surgery for rotator cuff tears is renowned for […]

Shoulder dislocation vs shoulder subluxation

As the shoulder is the largest and one of the most used joints in the body, it is prone to a wide range of injuries. Two common injuries which can arise are shoulder dislocation and shoulder subluxation. So, what is the difference between the two and what treatment options are available? Shoulder dislocation A shoulder […]

Yoga and Pilates for Shoulder Injury Prevention

British competitive swimmer Ben Proud who is a World and European Champion in freestyle and butterfly races recently spoke about how he does yoga and Pilates to prevent shoulder injuries derailing his medal-winning hopes. Over half of his workout routine is dedicated to shoulder rehab and he finds these types of exercise are best for […]

Shouldering the pain: working with shoulder arthritis

The Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, Sarah Newton, recently urged UK employers to make adjustments within the workplace for those suffering from arthritis. Current statistics reveal that around 30 million working days are lost each year due to arthritis and similar health conditions. Living and working with shoulder arthritis pain can be extremely […]

5 reasons for shoulder pain that have nothing to do with old age

The shoulder is one of the most-used joints within the body, so if something goes wrong, it can severely impact your range of motion, as well as cause significant pain when carrying out daily tasks. Shoulder pain is often associated as a sign of getting older. However, there could be many potential causes and identifying […]

How long does a fractured shoulder take to heal?

Injury to the shoulder can result in a shoulder fracture of either the humerus (the ball part of the joint), the clavicle or collar bone or the shoulder blade (scapula) and recovery can vary dramatically depending on the location and extent of the injury and whether it requires surgical treatment. How do I know if […]

Shoulder Stability Index developed to help predict treatment outcomes

A new Shoulder Stability Index has been developed in order to help predict non-surgical shoulder instability treatment outcomes in athletes. The results of the study were presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and have proven promising at helping to identify the best possible treatment plan. Here, we’ll look at […]