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Physiotherapy and Shoulders

Physiotherapy aims to restore movement, strength and Pattern of shoulder movement. Proprioception (This is the system by which receptors in soft tissue and in joints send information to the brain about body position sense) is a key part of shoulder rehabilitation.

Muscle Patterning refers to inappropriate recruitment  of some of the muscles of the shoulder. This can result in abnormal movements of the shoulder, often resulting in instability that surgery alone will fail to correct. This is also a common factor in patients who have failed conventional physiotherapy

Exercises

These Copyrighted Images are drawn by Daniel Newbery

Illustrations of various exercises are a guide, click here for description for the exercises. However only an appropriate physiotherapist can provide advice on the suitable ones.

Patient Information leaflets

These have been prepared by our colleagues at Urmston Physiotherapy

Post operative guides