Physiotherapy for Shoulder Pain

Suffering from a sore or stiff shoulder? 

By Sam Davison, Principal Physiotherapist

Every time you reach up to grab something – a book from a library shelf or a coffee cup from your kitchen – you get a shooting pain in your shoulder. No amount of heat gels or ice packs have solved the problem. You need professional help. 


The shoulder  is inherently a very mobile joint – perhaps one of the most mobile – and it requires good control and muscle function to swing in all directions and generate significant power. Given the number of muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones that work for this to happen, shoulder dysfunction and pain can occur for many reasons. In some cases, shoulder pain can be referred from other sources such as the neck or upper back and although less likely, even the heart. Problems in the shoulder can occur with everyday wear and tear, overuse or an isolated injury. 


But there is good news. In almost all cases, Physiotherapy can help ease symptoms and get your back to do things you love. A Physiotherapy assessment will allow your treating practitioner to pin point the source of your pain as well as identify the cause of your shoulder problem. 

Common conditions we treat are:

  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Tendinopathies
  • ACJ injuries 
  • Dislocations 
  • Instability 
  • Post-Op surgical repairs
  • Fractures

How can Barangaroo Physio help you? 

We listen to you, letting you tell your story and the main difficulty you’re experiencing. We then have a look, work out what the problem is, make a plan and treat the underlying cause. Whilst we are at it, we also work with you, using various tricks and tools to make sure it never happens again. 

If you’re unsure how our Physios can help, give us a call and one of our team will be in touch soon.