Great Health Guide - - FITNESS -

1. Symp­tom and pain re­lief.

In gen­eral, symp­tom re­lief and pain re­lief, is the first point of call. This can be achieved by avoid­ing ag­gra­vat­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, use of hot and cold modal­i­ties, elec­trother­apy, ul­tra­sound, drug phore­sis, SENAR ther­apy and gen­tle ex­er­cises if ap­pro­pri­ate.

2. Re­gain­ing func­tion with ex­er­cises.

The next phase of re­cov­ery should fo­cus on re­gain­ing func­tion of the shoul­der.

This will likely in­volve an ex­er­cise pro­gram which is grad­u­ally pro­gressed, com­pris­ing of as­sisted range of mo­tion ex­er­cises, pos­tural ex­er­cises, ac­tive range of mo­tion ex­er­cises, strength­en­ing and stretch­ing. Clin­i­cal Pi­lates is a very ef­fec­tive ex­er­cise treat­ment tool.

3. Prac­tice func­tional move­ments and tasks.

Fi­nally, the fo­cus should shift to­wards more func­tional tasks. In sports re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion this in­cludes prac­tic­ing spe­cific com­po­nents of each sport, such as swinging a ten­nis rac­quet above your head when serv­ing or prac­tic­ing a swim­ming stroke. It is im­por­tant to note that the ‘shoul­der’ en­com­passes not only the ball and socket joint, but also the scapula (shoul­der blade) and there­fore any re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion will likely in­volve a fo­cus on the ro­ta­tor cuff and pos­tural mus­cles as well. Sports in­juries of the shoul­der can be treated with suc­cess­ful re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of the shoul­der joint and sur­round­ing mus­cles.

Mar­garita Gure­vich is Se­nior Phys­io­ther­a­pist and uses Clin­i­cal Pi­lates, SCENAR Ther­apy & other ev­i­dence-based tech­niques, in­clud­ing Real Time Ul­tra­sound and McKen­zie Treat­ment. Mar­garita spe­cialises in sports in­juries, women’s health (in­clud­ing in­con­ti­nence) and gas­troin­testi­nal is­sues. Mar­garita may be con­tacted via her web­site.

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