HOW WE TREAT
Pain in the upper limb can be anywhere from the shoulder down to the hand and wrist. In some instances it is connected to neck pain. Many shoulder problems are linked to the design as a highly mobile ball and socket joint which relies on the support and control of muscles to move. The rotator cuff muscles form a large part of the socket and are therefore susceptible to injury. Shoulder pain can be sharp like a pinch or a lingering deep ache. Elbow pain is usually linked to overuse from activity or a ligament / tendonitis injury. Hand and wrist pain can be from swelling of the tendons, arthritis or repetitive strain injury.
Sudden injury can happen with a specific activity such as a fall or a new unfamiliar activity such as hedge cutting. Gradual onset pain can be a result of postural strain or overuse that exceed the body’s natural capacity to adapt.
There are many other factors that will have an impact on whether someone experience pain or not including their beliefs, fears, understanding, lifestyle / social factors and more.
WHAT WE TREAT
Rotator cuff injury, Tendonitis, Shoulder impingement, Instability/ weakness, Cartilage tears / labral tears, Frozen Shoulders, Bursitis, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Bone Spurs, RSI, Golfer's elbow, Tennis elbow, Fractures.
UPPER LIMB INJURIES
Deep tissue massage to release tight muscles, manipulation of the joint to increase movement
We offer a personalised exercise programme for you
ADVICE & EDUCATION
We believe if you understand your diagnosis you will have a positive outlook on the healing process
We support your mental health and offer techniques to help with your pain
PREVENTING UPPER LIMB PAIN
If starting or returning to an activity, gradually increase the intensity of the activity
STRETCHES & STRENGTHENING
Physio based exercises or Pilates / Yoga can help to keep your upper limbs strong and mobile
When sitting at your desk be mindful of your posture and ensure your workstation is correctly set up for you. Take regular breaks from the seated position