The rotator cuff is a group of muscles that strengthen and stabilise the shoulder joint as well as provide movement. Due to its role in protecting the shoulder it is the location of the majority of shoulder injuries.


Frozen shoulder, correctly termed Adhesive Capsulitis, is an injury of the joint capsule/lining directly and muscles indirectly, resulting in limited and painful movement of the shoulder.

Correct orthopaedic testing can determine the true location and extent of the injury as well as suggest the mechanism of injury. Treatment of the injured muscle by dry needling and corrective training can be highly effective, and further assessment of the neck and upper back can identify biomechanical dysfunctions that may exacerbate or provoke the injury.

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Shockwave Therapy: A New Tool in the Treatment of Shoulder Injuries

At ChiroPlus we combine traditional treatments like dry needling, manipulation, stretch and strengthening exercises with the latest technology.

Shockwave Therapy works by initiating repair of damaged tissue.

How does it work?

Shockwave Therapy uses an acoustic pressure wave to:

What does the evidence say?

How many treatments are needed?

The number of treatments varies depending on the indication and tissue response. The effect of the treatment is cumulative, so you will typically need more than one treatment. Very often though, you will experience relief right after the first treatment.

Most indications require at least 3–5 treatments which are done 3–10 days apart, depending on the patient’s tolerance and their tissue response.

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