• Dislocated Shoulder Exercises

    The exercises that follow provide a rehabilitation programme for an anterior dislocation shoulder injury. The information is intended as a guide and refers to those people who have dislocated their shoulder for the first time. The rate of progression is dependent upon the healing process, which is affected by the age of the patient. It … Read more

    Broken Collar Bone Rehabilitation

    Throughout the healing process following a collar bone fracture, it is important that the patient maintains the range of movement in the elbow, wrist and hand of the affected limb by going through the movements of these joints every day. Once this has been completed the patient should progress to active abduction (moving the arm … Read more

    Advances in Rehabilitation of the Shoulder – Jo Gibson

    Jo Gibson is a Clinical Physiotherapy Specialist at the Liverpool Upper Limb Unit based at the Royal Liverpool Hospital, UK. She lectures both nationally and internationally about rehabilitation of the shoulder. Her research interests are shoulder instability and motor learning. Jo is currently Squad Physiotherapist for the Great Britain Endurance riding Team. She is the … Read more

    Shoulder Dislocation Surgeries

    In the case of an unstable shoulder that does not respond to physiotherapy treatment, there are several surgical procedures that can be used to restore stability. Each one of these is suitable for a slightly different type of dislocation. The type of procedure used by the shoulder consultant will depend upon the nature of the … Read more

    Case Study: Anthony Ogogo’s Dislocated Shoulder

    The Injury British boxer Anthony Ogogo missed out on an early opportunity to qualify for the London 2012 Olympics when he aggravated a long-term shoulder injury in a boxing match. After dislocating his shoulder Ogogo revealed he lost the range of mobility in his shoulder, a symptom which many who suffer a dislocation experience. Speaking … Read more

    Proximal Humeral Fracture in Depth

    The Injury The Humerus is the upper arm bone between the shoulder and the elbow. The part of the Humerus closest to the shoulder is known as the ‘Proximal Humerus’. The Proximal Humerus or upper arm is a common site for a fracture (accounting for around 5% of all fractures). Fractures to the Proximal Humerus … Read more

    Repetitive Strain Injuries

    There are many different types of Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) and these are categorised by the overuse of certain movements and motions. Commonly RSI occurs as a result of an individual undertaking a task typical to them. Be it associated with their occupation, hobby or sport, a repetitive motion can lead to a strain on … Read more

    Shoulder Dislocation Surgery

    In the case of an unstable shoulder that does not respond to physiotherapy treatment, there are several surgical procedures that can be used to restore stability. Each one of these is suitable for a slightly different type of dislocation. The type of procedure used by the shoulder consultant will depend upon the nature of the … Read more

    Understanding Shoulder Injuries: Expert Physiotherapy Advice

    The shoulder complex is made up of the glenohumeral, acromioclavicular, sternoclavicular and scapular thoracic joints. The Shoulder complex is predominantly structured to offer maximal range of motion. The stability of the shoulder joint is therefore provided by the joint capsule, ligaments and a group of muscles called the rotator cuff. The shoulder complex is also … Read more

    Guide to Treatment & Rehabilitation of a Broken Collarbone

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    Throughout the healing process following a collarbone fracture, it is important that the patient maintains the range of movement in the elbow, wrist and hand of the affected limb by going through the movements of these joints every day. Once this has been completed the patient should progress to active abduction (moving the arm out … Read more