The shoulder is the third most injured part of the human body. The 2 most common mechanisms by which the shoulder is injured is either from trauma (ie through work, sport or recreation) or it can just be wear and tear related. It is the most complex joint regarding biomechanics and, as such, difficult cases require someone with a special interest in should pain. The physiotherapists at Fixio Sports Physio in Dee Why have both the skills and expertise to address all of your shoulder issues, irrespective of whether it happened through work, play or the cause is completely unknown.

The shoulder is an incredible joint, needing both the ability to be highly mobile, while being strong and stable at the same time. The shoulder girdle is actually made up of four joints, with only one tiny piece attaching the whole arm to the rest of the body. The scapulothoracic joint is that which most commonly gets overlooked as technically it’s not a true “joint”. It relies purely on the correct pattern of muscle activation to make it work effectively, hence this needs to be expertly assessed and addressed. Secondly, are the acromioclavicular and sternoclavicular joints (which we just call the AC and SC joints for simplicity). The AC joint is between the collarbone and the shoulder blade which you can touch if you place your fingers on the point of your shoulder and then slide them towards your ear by approximately 2cm. The AC joint is the bony link between the arm and the rest of the body. The SC joint is at the other end of the collarbone as it attaches to your sternum. Finally, the most important joint is the glenohumeral joint which is the ball and socket which we commonly refer to as the “shoulder joint”. This ball and socket provides 2/3 of the movement to the shoulder, so is likely the culprit in a stiff and achy shoulder. The rotator cuff muscles work at the ball and socket to firmly suck the ball into the socket.

Fixio Sports Physiotherapy Dee Why has the capacity to assist you with shoulder screening for upper limb and throwing sports such as tennis, swimming, surfing, volleyball, cricket, golf, baseball and gymnastics.

Individually Tailored Shoulder and Elbow Physiotherapy

With the complicated nature of finely balancing the mobility and stability of the shoulder joint and then relating that to your individual circumstances, all rehabilitation must be individually tailored to each unique shoulder. Your Northern Beaches Physio locals, Fixio Sports Physio are able to assist you with all your shoulder rehabilitation needs for injuries such as:

  • Labral tears
  • Labral Repairs
  • Bankhart Lesion
  • AC Joint Injury or Dysfunction
  • Sub Acromial Decompression Surgery
  • AC Joint Stabilisation
  • Shoulder Laxity
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Bicep Tenodesis
  • Frozen Shoulder / Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Scapula Winging
  • Thrower's Shoulder
  • Neural /Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Stabilisation Repair

To book an appointment to see an expert shoulder Physiotherapist at Fixio Sports Physiotherapy who can assist you with your shoulder pain, please Book Online or call our Dee Why Physio and Northern Beaches Clinic on 8964 4086.