Shoulder Pain & Injury Treatment


 Our Shoulder is our most mobile Joint. It’s also one of the most Unstable.  Subjected to Repetitive Strain, Dislocation, and Tendonitis. It’s then no surprise then, that it’s one of the most common injuries we see in our Glen Iris clinic. 

Common Conditions We See With Shoulder Pain:

  • Impingement & Bursitis

  • Tendonitis and Labral Tear Injuries

  • Rotator Cuff Injuries & Frozen Shoulder

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Trauma ( Dislocation) & Referred Pain from Neck/ Upper Back

  • Muscle Strains

  • A/C or Clavicle Injuries and Trauma

 Approximately 70% of us will be affected by some form of shoulder pain over the course of our life (1).  With so many different causes of shoulder pain, it’s essential to get the diagnosis right to ensure your treatment is effective and long-lasting.   

Don’t become another statistic! It’s time to pick up the phone and ask us for help. 


Masking your symptoms with pain medication is NOT a solution to your shoulder pain. Nor is the quick fix of a steroid injection. These interventions only serve to mask the problem. Treating the CAUSE of the pain is the only long term and healthy solution. 


Traumatic injuries can result in dislocation. While biomechanical problems and muscle weakness can lead to impaired movement and pain. The 2 most common causes of shoulder pain we see are:


Poor function and altered mechanics, in conjunction with repetitive or stressful actions, can result in the tendons becoming trapped and irritated.


Overuse and weakness in the Rotator Cuff can lead to inflammation and pain of the tendon.

To achieve LONG TERM results we need to understand WHY these structures are being irritated. 

Shoulder Pain
Shoulder Pain


At Equilibrium Sports and Spinal Clinic in Glen Iris we give you:

  • A thorough examination of your Shoulder Pain to pinpoint the exact cause of your problem. 
  • A diagnosis and a crystal clear management plan. In a language, you can understand. 
  • We use only effective treatment techniques to reduce your pain and stiffness to help you feel better and move better.
  • A Unique exercise plan and strategies to strengthen your weakness. Allowing you to take full control of your pain and get your life back! 
  • Long-lasting pain relief, so you can get off the treatment merry go round! We offer LONG TERM RESULTS 

Shoulder Pain and injuries need to be quickly and accurately diagnosed so the appropriate treatment can be implemented and you can avoid long term pain.


  1. We get you back doing the things you love, FASTER! That’s what our treatments are designed to do.
  2. Our team aims to reduce pain and restore normal function with a dynamic, functional and science based approach.
  3. Innovative Treatments! We combine the latests techniques with proven practices and an unmatched wealth of experience.

Want more information about your Shoulder Pain?

Almost all of us, will, at some point in time experience some form of shoulder pain! Its unique design and vast muscle attachments make it the most MOBILE joint. And therefore the most UNSTABLE. This makes it susceptible to various strains and sprains. Here is a list of the most common shoulder Injures we see here at our Glen Iris Clinic. 

Rotator Cuff Injuries:

Injury to the tendons of the 4 Rotator Cuff muscles can produce shoulder pain. Accurate diagnosis is important for a structured strength and rehabilitation program. 


Inflammation of this structure is VERY common. So you can see why so many opt for an often, unnecessary cortisone injections. To correctly address this problem, it is VITAL to find out WHY the bursa is irritated. That is, NOT just opt for a quick fix, such as a cortisone injection.

Frozen shoulder:

Medically known as Adhesive Capsulitis. Patients will go through a 6 month  “Freezing”,  6 months “Frozen” and 6 months “Thawing” phases. Each with its own set of complications and treatment protocols. 

Shoulder Dislocation:

The shoulder joint can “POP” out of the socket. Usually associated with trauma. Occasionally requiring surgical intervention.

Labral Tear: 

The labrum is a fibrocartilage ( rubbery tissue) that helps keeps the “ball” in the “socket”. It is important to assess why the labrum has become irritated and correct the biomechanical changes that have occurred as a result of this. 

Overuse Injuries:

Repetitive strains and sprains are very common. Tennis, swimming, football are all common sports in which we see a high degree of shoulder injuries. 

Referred Pain:

Often the problem is NOT located at the shoulder, but can be coming from other strictures. The upper back or neck are 2 very common sites that refer pain to the shoulder. 

Shoulder Instability:

As mentioned above, its the most mobile of all our joints. But also the most unstable. Weak muscular stabilization leads to instability and pain. Identifying the weakness and strengthening these is KEY to long term health and wellbeing.  

AC Joint Injury:

Formed by the Collar Bone and Shoulder ( Acromion).  Can become injured with a fall onto the shoulder or poor mechanics. Long term health and wellbeing of this injury requires careful consideration of the muscles around the area and strengthen these. 


Not as common as other joints, as it’s a non-weight bearing joint. Degeneration and arthritic change can still affect it.