Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)

Shoulder pain can be caused by calcifications, impingement syndrome (pinching during movement) or frozen shoulder (joint inflammation). Pain and injury are common as the joint is very mobile.

Due to a very small joint contact zone shoulder muscle strength vital. Therefore, often most issues are related to uncoordinated or weak shoulder musculature. In all cases, a proper evaluation by a physiotherapist is important. Physicentrix can also help you determine if any dietary, lifestyle, training issue or otherwise may be additional factors to consider in managing your rehabilitation.

Below are some common shoulder pains and injuries that we can help manage.

What is a Frozen Shoulder?

Inflammation of the ball and socket joint of the shoulder leads to adhesive capsulitis.It results in pain and stiffness that limits your shoulder mobility. The cause of Frozen Shoulder is still not fully understood as it may happen spontaneously. It is more common in those between 40-60yrs and occurs more often in women. Diabetics and those with thyroid disorders are more likely to get frozen shoulder.

Symptoms will progress from limited to very restrictive mobility back to increased mobility over a one to two year period. Physiotherapy can help with increased range of motion and pain management.

How can Physicentrix help with Shoulder Pain?


Consultation, treatment and advice by: Physiotherapist, Sports Massage Therapist and Naturopath

  • Shockwave Therapy (may be substitute for injections or surgery)
  • Exercise Prescription (scapular stabilization, rotator cuff)
  • Massage Therapy
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Ultrasound and Electrotherapy
  • Dietary and Lifestyle Advice
  • Referral to local Pharmacist or Physician for Medication


  • Resistance Bands (muscle and joint strengthening)

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