At the Manchester Shoulder Clinic our aim is to understand your shoulder or elbow problem and to give you the appropriate advice, information and treatment necessary to address it. In order to do this we need to ask a lot of questions to find out how the problem started, how it has behaved since then, what makes it worse and better. This also includes specific questions such as "where do you feel the pain/symptoms?", "what does the pain feel like?". These are important in helping us to find out which tissues are involved in your condition and how they are affecting your symptoms. We also need to know about your general health and any medication you are currently taking as well any past treatment you may have had.
The next part of the assessment is to look at your elbow or shoulder and scapula (shoulder blade). We observe your posture before asking you to move and then look at how far you can move, as well as, how you achieve it. Included in this part are specific tests to assess the different components of the shoulder complex and the strength of the muscles. In order to do this effectively we need to be able to see the shoulder and scapula, therefore it is necessary to remove the top layer of clothing. Alternatively wear a thin-strapped vest top that will still allow us to see scapula movement.
What happens next?
Once this has been completed we discuss the findings with you and give you our impression of the problem. You will then be given the treatment that is most suitable for you and your needs. It is likely you will require follow up appointments to progress. Part of the treatment package is the expectation that you will continue with the advice and exercises at home on a regular basis. To make this easier every attempt is made to make the exercises appropriate to your normal every day life and leisure.
Our prices are within standard UK charging structures for specialist physiotherapy. Payments are accepted in UK Pounds (sterling). Please contact us for more information.