Shoulder Pain & Injury Treatment


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

The Shoulder joint is one of our most mobile joints. It is also one of our most complex joints. Subjected to repetitive strain and often dislocation. Unfortunately approximately 70% of us will be affected by some form of shoulder pain over the course of our life (1). It is also then no surprise then, that it’s one of the most common injuries we see in our clinic in Glen Iris.  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. 


Constantly taking pain medication to relieve your Shoulder pain symptoms is NOT a solution. 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 more complicated causes such as biomechanical problems and muscle weakness can lead to impaired movement and pain. BUT the 2 most common causes of shoulder pain we see are:


Repetitive or stressful actions of the shoulder result in the tendons becoming trapped and irritated. This altered function and mechanics leads to poor movement patterns pain and inflammation. 


Overuse and weakness in the suportive muscles ( Rotator Cuff) lead to inflammation and pain of the tendon.

It is essential to diagosis WHY these structures are being irritated if long term results are to be achieved.

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 your understand and a crystal clear management plan.
  • 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.

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Want more information about your Shoulder Pain?

Almost all of us, at some point in time will experience some form of shoulder pain! It is the most commonly injured joint in our body!  Its unique design and muscle attachments make it the most MOBILE joint…. but also 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. 

Bursitis: Inflammation of the bus ( the fluid-filled sac) located within the shoulder can cause a high degree of pain and “impingement” It is VITAL to find out WHY the bursa is irritated and treat the CAUSE and not just opt for a quick fix – such as a cortisone injection.

Frozen shoulder:– or the medical name – Adhesive Capusleitis. We often talk about this having a 6 months “Freezing” a 6 months “Frozen” and 6 months “Thawing” phases. Each has its own set of complications and treatment protocols. 

Shoulder Dislocation: The shoulder joint can “POP” out of the socket. Usually associated with trauma. Occasionally this may require 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: The AC is the joint formed by the Collar Bone and the shoulder. This 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. 

Arthritis: Although the shoulder is a non-weight bearing joint, it can still be subjected to arthritic pain and degeneration.