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Is Shoulder pain slowing you down?

 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. 

Approximately 70% of us will be affected by some form of shoulder pain over the course of our life. 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.

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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. 

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

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. 

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. 

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.

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. 

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. 


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. 

What can you do about shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain is a common problem. But you don’t have to live with it! With the right solutions, you can get relief and do things that make you happy again.
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The Osteopath’s at Equilibrium Sports and Spinal Clinic in Glen Iris are highly trained to identify the leading cause of your shoulder pain and implement a specific and effective treatment programme to get you back on your feet quicker. Simply call (03) 9822 1900 or book an appointment below

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We don’t believe in providing you with a “recipe” for your injury management. You are unique, just like your injury and therefore require techniques and a management plan that is specific to you.

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