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Shoulder Pain Treatment & Rehabilitation in Sevenoaks & Bexley

Osteopathy & Physiotherapy for Shoulder Pain treatment in Sevenoaks and Bexley

Sevenoaks Osteopath provides assessment and treatment for Shoulder pain

Are you suffering from Shoulder Pain?

Shoulder pain is a common condition that affects people of all ages. It can be caused by a variety of factors including injury, overuse, inflammation, and degenerative conditions. According to studies shoulder pain can be experienced by up to 66.7% of the population over the course of a person’s life, and is the third most common musculoskeletal issue treated at the primary care level. A range of treatment approaches are available for shoulder pain.

 

The shoulder, by design, is the most mobile joint in the human body and has the greatest range of movement of any joint. Unfortunately, this flexibility also means that it is far more susceptible to injury, or further injury, and must therefore be treated with care in any form of professional rehabilitation. If left untreated, shoulder pain can lead to chronic discomfort and decreased mobility, making it important to seek prompt and effective treatment.

 

You may be experiencing aching or dull pain which is often a sign of overuse or chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis or rotator cuff injuries. It may also be a sharp stabbing pain caused by acute injury or inflammation in the shoulder. The rotator cuff consists of four tendons and surrounding muscle that is responsible for arm rotation and elevation. If you have tendonitis in your rotator cuff then the tendons are inflamed, irritated or damaged. This is normally an injury that is obtained over time. Causes can include keeping the shoulder in a particular position for a length of time or carrying out bodily movements that require you to lift your arm over your head.

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When should you seek treatment for shoulder pain?

You should seek treatment for shoulder pain if:

  1. The pain is affecting your daily activities, such as reaching overhead or lifting objects.
  2. The pain is worsening over time and not improving with self-care measures such as rest, ice, and over-the-counter pain medication.
  3. You experience any of the common symptoms of shoulder pain such as weakness, stiffness, limited range of motion, swelling, or redness.
  4. The pain is accompanied by other symptoms such as fever, chills, or intense, sudden pain that may indicate a more serious underlying condition.
  5. You have had a recent injury or trauma to the shoulder, even if the pain seems minor.

Early treatment for shoulder pain can help to reduce pain, improve function, and prevent further complications. If you are experiencing shoulder pain, it is important to seek prompt medical attention to receive an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan

What to expect from the first appointment?

Whether you are seen by the Osteopath or the Physiotherapist, both first appointments will follow a similar process and you will be sent a patient intake form via email beforehand to help provide as much context as possible.

  • Case History: Your practitioner will ask you a variety of questions about your complaint. They will ask you about your current problem as well as any history for the presenting issue. They will also go through your medical history to determine if the cause of your pain may not be musculoskeletal.
  • Assessment: Once the practitioner has all the required information, they will perform a direct and focused assessment to diagnose your current issue. This will include observation of your standing/seated posture and range of movement, palpation which is the process of gently applying pressure around muscles and joints, orthopaedic tests and special tests where required such as blood pressure or respiratory examinations.
  • Treatment: Your treatment will depend upon your individual assessment however may include soft and deep tissue massage techniques, stretching and METs, taping, and spinal or joint manipulations

Exercise Prescription Software

Our focus will always be on retraining your body and looking at preventative measures to avoid reoccurrence of injuries. You will be provided with access to our digital exercise prescription software with full instructions on the range of exercise prescribed, as well as the ability to provide feedback for your practitioner as these are completed

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Discover Our Clinics

Apollo Clinics | Sevenoaks

58 Cobden Road, Sevenoaks, TN13 3UB

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Osteopathy Consult & Treatment 

£60

45 minute appointment

Physiotherapy Consult & Treatment 

£60

45 minute appointment

Sports Massage By Physio

£60

45 minute appointment

Apollo Clinics | Bexley

45 Bexley High Street, Bexley, DA1 5AB

Free 15 Minute Phone Call

FREE

Speak directly with practitioner

Osteopathy Consult & Treatment 

£60

45 minute appointment

Physiotherapy Consult & Treatment 

£60

45 minute appointment

Sports Massage By Physio

£60

45 minute appointment

Our Specialists

Meet our team of Physiotherapists and Osteopaths working across both Bexley and Sevenoaks

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Dinos Boufardeas (M.Ost)

Principal Osteopath

With 10 years of professional experience, Dinos followed his lifelong dream to open his own practice and is now the Clinical Director of Apollo Clinics

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Roma Dass (MCSP)

Chartered Physiotherapist

With over 10 years’ experience in the Physiotherapy sector, within the NHS and private hospitals and clinics, Roma has extensive experience with a wide range of different health conditions

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Nigel Osborne (B.Ost)

Registered Osteopath

After leaving a career in the Finance sector, Nigel qualified as an Osteopath in 2004 and now has over 18 years experience, making him our most experienced member of staff

Nelson Okonta (MCSP)

Chartered Physiotherapist

Having graduated with a Masters in Physiotherapy from Queen Margaret University, Nelson has a wealth of experience across both NHS and private sector.

Shoulder Pain Treatment Q&A

If you can’t see your question answered below, please don’t hesitate to give us a call directly

This is a commonly asked question and at Apollo Clinics we offer a multi-disciplinary approach. Osteopathy aims to restore a balance within your body, focusing on ensuring your skeleton, muscles, tissues and all parts of your body are working in harmony together. In general an Osteopath tends to work more with their hands but will still prescribe you with exercises to complete independently.

Physiotherapy focuses on the rehabilitation of your physical function primarily through the use of exercise and modalities. That said, a Physio will also utilise manual therapy techniques such as massage. For rotary cuff injuries, a physio will focus on manual techniques to improve range or motion whilst relaxing the muscles in the affected area.

Both Osteopaths and Physios are well equipped to treat Sports Injuries and will examine, diagnose and treat problems with your joints, bones, soft tissue, muscles and nerves by looking at the function of your body. We will always guide you to the most appropriate treatment which may include a combination of both.

Shoulder pain is discomfort or pain that occurs in the shoulder joint, surrounding muscles, and tissues. It can be acute or chronic, and can range from a mild ache to a sharp, shooting pain.

How Effective Is Osteopathic Treatment For Shoulder Pain?

There is a significant body of evidence to support the effectiveness of physiotherapy for treating shoulder pain. Clinical trials, systematic reviews, patient outcome studies, and clinical guidelines all recognize physiotherapy as a effective treatment option for shoulder pain.

What Techniques Will A Physio Use For Shoulder Pain From A Sports Injury?

An initial consultation will be 45 minutes in total, which typically will include 15 minutes for consultation followed by 30 minutes for treatment and advice. The price for a first appointment is currently £60. A single session of follow up treatment will also be £60 however it is also possible to book a package of 6 sessions together which works out as £50 per session.

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