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Shoulder injury treatment in Dee Why

Shoulder injury treatment in Dee Why at Contemporary Healthcare Northern Beaches Sydney

Shoulder injury treatment in Dee Why at Contemporary Healthcare Northern Beaches Sydney has been available for the last 30 years. The shoulder is a very commonly injured joint as well as being a very complex joint. At Contemporary Healthcare, Dr Orazio Trevisan has had great success in treating both acute as well as chronic shoulder injuries at the Dee Why practice.

Anatomy of the shoulder joint

The shoulder joint anatomy is very complex. When we assess a shoulder problem we look at all of the following components that make up the shoulder joint complex;

  • The SC (Sternoclavicular) joint
  • The AC (Acromioclavicular) joint
  • The Glenohumeral joint
  • The Scapulothoracic joint

We also look at and assess the relationship between the shoulder and its surrounding joints. These include;

  • The Cervical spine (neck) which supplies the nerve input to many of the structures that make up the shoulder
  • The Thoracic spine (mid-back) which also supplies some of the nerve input to structures in the shoulder. The mid back also forms an important structural component of the shoulder. Any structural problems in this area such as scoliosis or stiffness may be causing shoulder pain or dysfunction.
  • The Lumbar spine (lower back). There are direct anatomical connections between the lower back and the shoulder.
  • The elbow and the wrist

Common problems we treat in the shoulder joint at the Dee Why practice include;

  • Rotator cuff injuries and tears
  • Bursitis
  • Impingement Syndrome
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Weakness in the shoulder leading to pain, joint crepitus (noise) and functional instability with possible dislocations
  • Tendonitis
  • Overuse injuries
  • Arthritis in the shoulder
  • Cartilage tears
  • Pre and post surgical shoulder rehabilitation of various shoulder injuries

Treatment of the shoulder injury at the Dee Why practice

At Contemporary Healthcare we offer all of the latest ‘state of the art’ treatment modalities. Dr Orazio Trevisan has studied all of these techniques extensively both overseas and in Australia. These treatments have been used by him for over 20 years with absolutely amazing results.

The 3 most effective treatments of choice for shoulder injuries which set Dr Orazio apart from other clinicians and other practices are;

These treatments are used in combination to;

      • Break down scar tissue
      • Improve functional movement in the shoulder
      • Improve functional movement between the spine and the shoulder
      • Improve functional movement between the shoulder and the elbow

These 3 therapies are combined with a holistic whole body approach to health. Dr Orazio also looks at the body from a “5 pillar approach”. This 5 pillar approach is discussed below.

  1. Move better
    • Dr Orazio Trevisan will assess your spine, upper and lower limbs, balance and movement patterns. Your body cannot function normally without proper movement.
  2. Think better
    • Our mental health plays a huge part in how our body functions. Chronic stress affects both our posture and how our nervous system functions. Stress will often lead to long term activation of our ‘fight or flight’ response, along with a decrease in function in our ability to rest, digest, repair and reproduce.
  3. Eat better
    • Have you ever thought about how your diet affects how you feel. An anti-inflammatory diet can be crucial in getting you better. An inflammatory diet that has a lot of processed foods may be part of the problem. Dr Orazio Trevisan will look at your diet and address the need for any changes. Dietary supplements may also help if your body is lacking in certain nutrients.
  4. Sleep better
    • Some of us sleep very well but a large percentage of people don’t sleep well. We don’t often think about how our sleep affects our ability to recover from injury and disease. Dr Orazio Trevisan will look at your sleep patterns and may suggest ways to improve your sleep. It is also important to understand how a poor sleep pattern may be impacting your health and recovery.
  5. Breathe better
    • Breathing forms an integral part of our bodily functions and keeps us alive. When we breathe properly it provides many positive effects with regards to our health. Poor breathing causes many acute and chronic health issues including spinal pain and poor oxygenation levels throughout our body. Dr Orazio Trevisan has been teaching proper breathing techniques for over 20 years and this forms an important part of any treatment program.

At Contemporary Healthcare Dee Why, when a patient first presents to the clinic, a comprehensive history and examination will be done. There may be a need for  further testing which may include x-rays, ultrasounds or MRI’s. If x-rays are needed, they are usually bulk billed at a number of radiology practices located nearby. Ultrasounds and MRI’s cannot be bulk billed and incur an out of pocket cost. Once a diagnosis has been established, your information is put together to form a management plan on the best way to treat and manage your condition.

Your management plan will look at how to manage your symptoms, help to prevent injury in the future and optimise your quality of life.

If you are looking for treatment for a shoulder injury in Dee Why, think Contemporary Healthcare. Contemporary Healthcare is a multidisciplinary practice that incorporates Chiropractic, Shockwave TherapyHypervibe Therapy, Applied Kinesiology, NET,  Active Release technique (ART) and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue mobilisation (IASTM). It is located in Dee Why on the Northern Beaches of Sydney.

If you have any questions regarding Shoulder injury treatment or if you want to make an appointment, please call the Dee Why practice on 9971 4408.