Rotator Cuff Treatment In Guildford Kinesis Clinic

Rotator Cuff Injury Treatment In Guildford

Rotator Cuff Pain Effectively Treatment

By finding the root cause, treating and then creating a plan to keep you pain free…

Common causes of Rotator Cuff Injury

There are many factors that can contribute to rotator cuff injury, but the six most common causes include:

  • Repetitive Strain Injuries: This usually happens when people engage in repetitive overhead motions like swimming, weightlifting or painting. The constant stress on the shoulder joint and muscles can cause small tears in the rotator cuff over time.
  • Age-related wear and tear: As we age, our muscles and tendons naturally become weaker. This makes them more prone to injury, especially in the rotator cuff which is responsible for stabilising the shoulder joint.
  • Poor posture: Slouching or having poor posture can put significant strain on the shoulders and upper back, causing imbalances in muscle strength and flexibility. Over time, this can lead to rotator cuff injuries.
  • Trauma or direct impact: A sudden and forceful blow to the shoulder can cause tears in the rotator cuff. This can happen during sports activities or accidents.
  • Genetics: Some people may be born with a weaker or more prone-to-injury rotator cuff due to genetic factors. This means that they may be more susceptible to rotator cuff injuries, even with minimal strain on the shoulder.
  • Lack of warm-up and stretching: Engaging in physical activities without proper warm-up and stretching can increase the risk of injury. Without preparing the muscles and tendons, they are more likely to become strained or torn during exercise.

Treatment Summary

Treatment

The osteopath will use gentle manipulation, stretching and massage to help reduce pain and stiffness.

Number Of Visits

In some cases, a single visit may be enough to reduce pain and discomfort. In more severe or long-term conditions, a course of treatments may be necessary to achieve lasting relief.

Rehabilitation

We will also provide advice on lifestyle changes, such as exercise or ways to improve posture, that can help support recovery.

Rotator cuff injuries explained

The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and their tendons that connect the shoulder blade to the upper arm bone. These muscles work together to provide stability and mobility to the shoulder joint, allowing us to perform various activities such as lifting, reaching, and rotating our arms. When any of these muscles or tendons become damaged or torn, it can result in a rotator cuff injury.

Rotator cuff injuries can range from mild inflammation and strains to severe tears that require surgery. They are a common cause of shoulder pain and can significantly impact our daily lives, making it difficult to perform simple tasks like brushing our hair or reaching for objects.

In addition to the causes mentioned above, there are other factors that may increase the risk of a rotator cuff injury. These include smoking, poor nutrition, and certain medical conditions like diabetes or thyroid disorders.

How does an Osteopath treat rotator cuff injuries?

Osteopaths are trained healthcare professionals who specialise in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal injuries, including rotator cuff injuries. They use a holistic approach to treatment, focusing on the body as a whole rather than just the injured area.

The first step in treating a rotator cuff injury is to properly diagnose the extent of the damage. This may involve physical exams, imaging tests, and a review of the patient's medical history. Once the diagnosis is confirmed, an osteopath will develop a personalised treatment plan that may include manual therapy techniques, exercises to improve strength and flexibility, and lifestyle modifications.

In some cases, surgery may be necessary for severe rotator cuff injuries. In these instances, osteopaths can also provide post-surgery rehabilitation to help patients recover and regain full function of their shoulder.

How long does it typically take to recover from rotator cuff injuries with osteopathic care?

The recovery time for a rotator cuff injury can vary depending on the severity of the injury and the individual's overall health. With proper osteopathic care, patients can typically see improvement within 4-6 weeks. However, it may take up to 3 months for some individuals to fully recover.

During this time, it is important for patients to follow their treatment plan and avoid activities that may aggravate the injury. Osteopaths may also recommend certain lifestyle changes to prevent further injuries in the future.

Overall, with early diagnosis and proper treatment, many people are able to fully recover from rotator cuff injuries and return to their normal daily activities without any limitations.

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Keeping people active and pain free in Guildford
I came to Zaneta with severe lower back pain and symptoms of sciatica. She was able to quickly diagnose the root cause as weakness stemming from pregnancy and labour. The treatments provided significant relief from the pain and she has been equipping me with functional exercises to improve strength and ensure that it doesn't flare up again. I've been amazed by the results so far, Zaneta has been fantastic.
Hannah E
Hannah E
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I cannot recommend the Kinesis Clinic highly enough. Earlier this year I came to Barry on the recommendation of my son for muscle pain in different areas of my body. To date he has worked a miracle and seem to be relatively pain free. Throughout this process I have tried other practitioners and none compare with Barry and his in depth knowledge. One of the most impressive things is the knowledge of his individual patients and the attention he gives you. I must also add that Lucy on reception is a real asset and is always willing to help in any way for the benefit of the clients.
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There's simply no one better than Kinesis. If you're looking for an osteopath, you've found the answer! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Marc Gorman
Marc Gorman
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I had been in pain for 7 years and thought that was what life had to be like, and then I found Barry! He worked out immediately what my issue was (a long list of people had failed!!) and in one session reduced my pain significantly. Over 4 sessions he has made significant progress on my hip and shown me what the plan is going forward. Finding Barry literally changed my life and I couldn't be more grateful to him.
Ellie Apperly
Ellie Apperly
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I went to see Barry for rehab after fracturing my spine. He’s an excellent Osteopath, taking time to understand the issues, and provide the right treatment and a tailored home exercise program. His YouTube exercise videos are also very helpful to follow. My mobility and strength improved significantly as well as much less discomfort. Thank you Barry!
Tom
Tom
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I had a reoccurring shoulder dislocation injury due to playing various contact sports and after numerous operations my shoulder was weak, the muscles trembled as I tried to strengthen it. After struggling with it for over 10yrs I went to see Zaneta in the clinic. The main problem for me was the trembling and shaking as I tried to exercise and lack of flexibility. Zaneta used some instrument (big stainless-steel spoon in my non-medical world) to breakdown the scar tissue. After a few weeks my shoulder was unrecognisable. I can now exercise without the shaking, meaning I can strengthen it. Interestingly, I now have a greater range of movement than my ‘good’ shoulder.
Richard Leader
Richard Leader
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Ms Zaneta helped me a lot, especially when my back was falling apart after pregnancy! Huge thanks!
Ola Dos
Ola Dos
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Gareth has provided to me a fantastic and very personal service regarding my shoulder and lower back problems. I would thoroughly recommend him – well done
Peter Craig
Peter Craig
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I can't praise Jason highly enough, I've been seeing him for a few months and he's helped me so much, he's much more than my osteo, he's also a counsellor, business coach and all round great listener.Whenever I leave our session I feel better inside and out.
Susan Walsh
Susan Walsh
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Unparalleled treatment from Barry and his team. I've sifted through many physiotherapists and osteopaths for disc related problems in the past two years before being saved by Barry; an erudite and scholarly practitioner who draws on his immense, esoteric knowledge and experience to inform sessions. Barry precisely and effectively reads/listens to my body; no session is the same and I'm always in awe of the variety of techniques he uses to diagnose and pinpoint areas of concern. His methods are subtle yet sublime: he often releases and manipulates muscle/tissue/joints from a number of points in my body where a link to the referred pain perhaps appears tenuous for a layperson like myself...I've been redirected from possible surgical intervention to non surgical treatment and management where I finally feel more stable and strong. Gareth and Jason have also played a significant part in treating me over the year and I honestly couldn't recommend them enough!
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Cannot rate Barry and the clinic higher, I have met everyone there and they are all professional but very friendly. They have been great at fitting me in, supporting me and making me feel like a valued customer. Have recommended to a number of friends that have had the same experience.
Lisa Collins
Lisa Collins
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I am so grateful to the whole team at Kinesis Clinic for all of the treatment I have had with them over the past 2.5 years following an accident. For the past year, Barry has helped me to heal my neck, and the dizziness associated with the injury. I feel that he really cares about his patients' recovery, and has so much wisdom to share. He has helped me to see how my mind and emotions also play a role in recovering, and this has prompted me to change patterns in my life that were worsening my symptoms. His approach to treatment has been gentle, but very effective. I can't recommend Kinesis Clinic enough. Thank you :)
Megan McInnes
Megan McInnes
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The team is very welcoming and supportive with all your needs. I see them every 2 weeks just get my body sorted out to help with any niggle that come up. I would definitely recommend kinesis Clinic and there team to help you with any problems your having. Weather is sports related or your haven’t any past injuries this the team to help you.
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omololu abiodun
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Jason is a professional, friendly and brilliantly talented osteopath. I started treatment at the clinic for upper back/shoulder pain and migraines a few years ago and I have experienced a significant improvement in pain levels/migraines since then. Initially I had regular appointments but now I just book when needed. I get immediate relief with each session, and the positive effects often last for weeks afterwards. Out of all the treatments I have tried, Jason’s osteopathy practice at Kinesis Clinic is by far the most effective. I am so glad I found the clinic and I would now not go anywhere else. Highly recommend.
Kate M
Kate M
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Gareth at the Kinesis Clinic is an amazing Osteopath. He has helped me to provide effective solutions for over 2 years with different muscular and neural issues I have had as an elite athlete. He is extremely knowledgeable in his field and can expertly used different treatments such as manual and laser therapy for rehabilitation. He always adapts his approach and provides personal home programmes to follow which greatly help too. I would definitely recommend him for anyone who wants to use the Kinesis clinic for the first time.
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Principal Osteopath

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