The shoulder joint has the biggest range of motion in the body. This is achieved with the shape of the articular surfaces within the joint and the involvement of the shoulder blade.

For the same reason, it is also the least stable joint in the body.

It is surrounded by some very strong muscles that can lift tremendous weights and do handstands. The same strong muscles can pull the joint out of its socket if there is no counter pull.

It relies heavily on a system of rotator cuff, labral, ligament, large muscle groups for its range and strength.

When this support system fails, the result can be quite profound in that the slightest movement can have tremendous pain.

Physiotherapy can help correct some of these problems by retraining the rotator cuffs, improving range of motion, and safely re-introduce strengthening exercises.

Some common problems we treat at Croydon Physiotherapy include:
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Labral tears
  • Dislocation
  • Subluxation
  • Bursitis
  • Impingement
  • Biceps tendinitis