11 Mind Blowing Facts About Your Shoulder Pain

Watch this 3 minute video and rediscover your amazing powers of resilience in the face of shoulder pain…     #1. Pain is an alarm which is meant to protect you. Alarms want you to do something! #2. Pain is poorly related to tissue damage. It’s okay to have a few ‘grey hairs’ on the inside as well… Most rotator cuff tears could be considered normal ageing. Imaging cannot tell us where the pain is coming from… #3. Pain is more about ‘sensitivity’ than damage. Pain is often a poor guide to what’s wrong, where and how bad is it? … Continue reading

Are You Letting Your Shoulder Niggle Become A Nightmare?

It amazes me how long most patient’s report that they have been putting up with their shoulder pain while at the same time resting, avoiding usual activities, becoming less confident in their capacity and increasingly fearful about what arm use and movement might mean for them. I commonly hear from concerned patients that – “I’m afraid of doing further damage.” Yet most painful and weak shoulders, are just that. De-conditioned, neglected, weak…but still expected to perform at a high level, overhead, in the gym and at work. Increasingly, I find a growing gap between the activity demands being placed upon … Continue reading

Are You A Tradie At Risk Of Shoulder Injury?

A large majority of your time is spent at work. It just so happens that some workplaces are more dangerous or have the potential for increased risk of injury. Every year Tradies National Health Month in August recognises the fact that “tradies” like you often work hard and heavy most days but do very little for themselves in terms of maintaining their health or reducing their risk of potential injury. The shoulder is particularly susceptible to workplace injury and quite often these injuries are significant and result in lasting disability. Think about your situation for just a moment… Are You … Continue reading

Shoulder Pain Changes The Way You Think, Act and Move

Shoulder Pain Does Indeed Change Everything.   Remember how you first felt when you realised that something was wrong with your shoulder…when it really hurt? If it was anything like my personal experience you may have ignored it at first, trying to naturally down play it. But when pain persisted you may of become quite concerned and even felt vulnerable. “How could this have happened to me?” In time, your frustration of a lack of progress builds and the thought of a life with persistent shoulder pain begins to consume your every thought. By now your physical disability and shoulder … Continue reading