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How Physiotherapy Can Help with Shoulder Impingement

physiotherapy for shoulder impingement

Shoulder impingement is a painful condition that can often interfere with your daily activities. It occurs when the tendons of the rotator cuff muscles become pinched or compressed as they pass through a narrow space in the shoulder joint. This can cause pain, tenderness, and difficulty moving your arm. Fortunately, Kitchener physiotherapy can provide an effective treatment for shoulder impingement and help you get back to feeling like yourself again.

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a type of medical treatment designed to relieve pain and restore physical function. Physiotherapists use various techniques such as exercise, stretching, soft tissue techniques, myofascial work and manual treatments to treat musculoskeletal conditions such as shoulder impingement. The goal of physio is to reduce pain, improve mobility and strength, reduce inflammation, and return you to your desired level of activity.

How Does Physiotherapy Help?

A physiotherapist will be able to assess your condition and develop an individualized treatment plan based on the severity of your symptoms. Treatment may include exercises to stretch tight muscles and strengthen weak ones; soft tissue techniques; ultrasound; electrotherapy; heat or cold treatments; taping techniques; posture correction exercises; advice on how to manage your condition at home; and more. All these treatments are aimed at reducing pain and improving movement in order to allow you to go about your daily activities without discomfort or limitation. In addition, physiotherapists will also advise you on how best to prevent future episodes of shoulder impingement.

The Benefits of Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy offers many benefits for those suffering from shoulder impingement. Treatment from a physiotherapist can help reduce pain quickly so that you can get back on track with normal activities sooner rather than later. Through regular treatments, physiotherapists can also improve the range of motion, reduce swelling and inflammation, strengthen weakened muscles, and correct postural imbalances that may be contributing to the problem. All these benefits combined result in improved quality of life for those suffering from this condition – which is why it’s so important not to delay seeking treatment!

Shoulder impingement can be a debilitating condition that interferes with even the most basic daily tasks such as brushing teeth or combing hair. Fortunately, physiotherapy offers an effective solution for restoring function and reducing pain so that you can enjoy life again free from limitations caused by the condition. If you are suffering from shoulder impingement it is important not to delay seeking treatment – speak with a qualified physiotherapist today.

If you have any questions or would like to explore further, please book a free, no-charge online appointment with either myself, Nitin Nair, BPT, R/TRO DIP, PT, or another physiotherapist in Waterloo or Kitchener at CARESPACE. We are happy to listen and are here to help!

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Nitin Nair, BPT, R/TRO DIP, PT

Nitin Nair, BPT, R/TRO DIP, PT

Nitin is an internationally trained physiotherapist and has been practicing in Canada since 2015. After graduating in 2009, Nitin started as a physiotherapist in a cardiothoracic and vascular surgery team under the guidance of an eminent cardiac surgeon. His interest and passion in the field of sports and musculoskeletal rehabilitation made him switch from acute care to a musculoskeletal rehabilitation setting. Nitin blends various hands-on physiotherapy techniques with therapeutic exercises to achieve his client’s goals. He is certified in the McKenzie method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT): Lumbar spine, Mulligan concepts and personalized blood flow restriction rehabilitation (PBFR). His clients vary from weekend warriors to elite athletes. He is a huge advocate of the ‘Looking beyond the pain’ model to provide clients with the best care possible. Exercises and activity modification are always important components of his treatment plans to empower clients to reach their health goals.