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Shoulder Pain can come on suddenly or gradually and affect all aspects of your life including your sleep, work, sports, hobbies and family time.

However it started, you’ve just found an Award-Winning physiotherapy clinic that can help you find a solution to getting rid of your shoulder pain.

At C-Physio, one of our friendly, experienced Physiotherapists will assess, analyse and fully explain your shoulder problems to guide you back to good shoulder health as quickly as possible.

Your treatment will be multi-faceted, providing you with shoulder exercises to improve the problem yourself, along with tried and tested hands-on shoulder treatment techniques and state-of-the-art equipment for shoulder pain relief.

To arrange an appointment, call 01274 270450 or Book Online any time of the day or night.

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Research has shown that over 80% of problems related to Shoulder Pain can be managed effectively with Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy.

At C-Physio we offer 5 unique Guarantees to combine superior treatment with great customer service and ongoing support. Leave satisfied and content that you have received the best possible care in the region for your shoulder problem.

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Understanding your Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain can start for a number of reasons. From Impingement Syndrome to a Frozen Shoulder or a Rotator Cuff Tear to Shoulder Arthritis, understanding the reasons why you’re getting shoulder pain is the first step to finding an effective management plan. And even with severe Shoulder Pain, it doesn’t mean you will have problems forever.

The shoulder is a complex joint with lots of structures contributing to its function. It’s renowned for its flexibility, but relies on strength in the surrounding muscles to provide the shoulder with the stability to consistently generate power to perform all sorts of amazing movements and tasks.

Although at times it may feel weak or painful, an effective exercise programme and timely treatment can improve your shoulder recovery and avoid future problems.

Quality Assessment

At C-Physio your physiotherapist will undertake a full assessment to help identify the cause of your shoulder pain, the reasons why it has started and a diagnosis to indicate what structures are affected. They will also be able to identify other problems, such as compensation strategies, muscle imbalances and associated muscle tightness in a Problem List that is specific to your shoulder pain.

Your Problem List may commonly include one or more of the following:

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  • Pain
  • Restricted Range Of Movement
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Trigger Points
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Muscle Stiffness
  • Nerve Mobility
  • Swelling
  • Inflammation
  • Impaired Healing Process
  • Muscle Deconditioning
  • Reduced Stability

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Once your Problem List is established, your physiotherapist will be able to set up a Treatment Plan to address the problems identified. Common Treatments for Shoulder Pain that we can offer at C-Physio include:

  • Exercise Therapy
  • Clinical Pilates
  • Soft Tissue Therapy
  • Joint Mobilisations
  • Ultrasound Therapy
  • Electrotherapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Laser Therapy

Your response to treatment is the most important factor in determining the outcome of your treatment. Not all treatments will help all types of pain. But your physiotherapist will monitor your progress and adjust your treatment as required.

You can be sure your physiotherapist will take all the changes in your condition into account to provide you with the best advice, treatment and progression possible.


Call Now To Start Your Recovery

So if you’re interested in finding a Physiotherapist who can help you reduce pain and manage your shoulder problems for good, give us a call on 01274 270450 to book a Physiotherapy Assessment.

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Research suggests that nearly 15 in every 1000 people present to their doctor with shoulder pain each year. But with a range of possible problems, for the patient or inexperienced clinician it can be difficult to identify the exact cause.

Common Shoulder Problems include:

Frozen Shoulder
Frozen Shoulder is a condition leading to pain and stiffness in the shoulder. It is also known as adhesive capsulitis or shoulder contracture. It consists of 4 stages:

  • Stage 1 – Pain
  • Stage 2 – Pain and Stiffness
  • Stage 3 – Stiffness
  • Stage 4 – Resolution of Symptoms

In the first 2 stages, inflammation occurs within the joint capsule and the tendons and ligaments surrounding the shoulder. This includes the rotator cuff, biceps tendon, pectorals and triceps. The pain and stiffness normally affects your ability to carry out everyday activities and may deteriorate until you struggle move the shoulder at all.

Each stage of a Frozen Shoulder can last up to 9 months, but the condition normally improves without treatment within 2 years.

Treatments that can help Frozen Shoulder pain include Acupuncture, Laser Therapy and Soft Tissue Therapy.

Exercise Prescription and Joint Mobilisations for the shoulder, neck and upper back can reduce the pain and improve the postural problems associated with a Frozen Shoulder.

Shoulder Impingement
Shoulder Impingement occurs when the tendons that pass over the top of the shoulder become pinched by the acromion (a bony process that extends from the top of the shoulder blade). The tendons become inflamed and irritable, causing pain into the shoulder and sometimes down the arm.

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy can provide you with effective Treatment that may include Exercise Therapy, Electrotherapy, Soft Tissue Therapy or Acupuncture to reduce your shoulder pain and improve your function.

Rotator Cuff Problems
The Rotator cuff is a group of 4 muscles that help to stabilise the head of the humerus (upper arm bone) into the shoulder socket (the glenoid). They work at a low level at rest, but become tested more during movements of the shoulder.

4 Muscles make up the rotator cuff including Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Subscapularis and Teres Minor.

There are a number of conditions which involve the rotator cuff including:

  • Full Thickness Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Partial Thickness Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Dysfunction
  • Trigger Points
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy / Tendinitis / Tendinosus
  • Degenerative Rotator Cuff Tear

In many cases, improving rotator cuff strength, flexibility and control with Exercise Therapy will improve many symptoms of shoulder pain. Even Shoulder pain from full thickness tears can be managed very effectively with strengthening of the muscles surrounding the shoulder.

Your Physiotherapist can also improve your shoulder pain with hands-on treatment to normalise the muscle flexibility and electrotherapy to reduce tendon inflammation.

Shoulder Bursitis / Subacromial Bursitis
A Bursa is a fluid filled sac that allows a tendon to glide over a bony process without getting irritated. Unfortunately, it can sometimes get inflamed, leading to bursitis.

In the shoulder, the most commonly inflamed bursa is the subacromial bursa. It sits underneath the acromion, a bony process that extends off the end of the shoulder blade (scapula), and allows the supraspinatus rotator cuff muscle to glide freely underneath the acromion.

Bursitis can be very painful and takes time to settle. When treating a bursitis it’s also important to address the underlying cause for the irritation. Poor posture, reduced strength and control, muscular tightness or reduced nerve activation can all contribute to an irritable bursa.

Exercise Therapy to improve shoulder blade and rotator cuff activity helps to reduce pain by offloading the bursa. Taping can help to reposition the shoulder to promote stability and reduce pain. Inflammation of the bursa can be improved with Electrotherapy, Laser Therapy and Ultrasound.


Effective, Affordable Shoulder Pain Management

Whatever the cause of your Shoulder Problem, at C-Physio, your Physiotherapist will work with you to address and manage all aspects of your Shoulder Pain.

For more information, call us on 01274 270450, or Book Online to organise an appointment today.


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Important Notice:


With the current COVID-19 situation, we are pleased to be offering Virtual Clinics and Face-to-Face Clinics


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