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Rotator Cuff Tear Rehab and Pain Relief here in Paignton

Rotator Cuff Tear Rehab and Pain Relief is available right here in Paignton utilising soft tissue therapy, massage and a tailored rehabilitation programme to get you back to doing the things you love.

It can be a long, frustrating, debilitating and scary process when you go it alone, wondering if and when you'll finally feel better.

Unfortunately there also seems to be increasing waits to see our marvellous NHS Physiotherapists, so engaging the services of a professional who can:

  • Guide, support and encourage you whilst giving you evidence informed knowledge about rotator cuff tears and recovery;

  • Tailored hands on treatment to downregulate your nervous system, improve range of movement and reduce pain

  • Tailor a rehabilitation programme that is progressive and responsive to you as a unique human being.

can be hugely important to help you on your journey to a swift recovery from a rotator cuff tear.

Facts About Rotator Cuff Tears, Rehab and Pain Relief for Rotator Cuff Tears

Rotator cuff tears in the general population is 22.1% - it's a really common issue

Rotator cuff tear presence is more common as we age - so some would say this is a common age related change

In 50% of people with a rotator cuff tear there is NO PAIN. Aren't our bodies weird and marvellous things!

The over 50s are twice as likely to have a rotator cuff tear which is NOT PAINFUL.

So, we know that a rotator cuff tear does not neccessarily = pain.

And it does not mean that if you have a rotator cuff tear + pain in the shoulder, that your tear is any worse than someone without pain.

Which I bet has got you thinking...

I've got a rotator cuff tear. And my shoulder HURTS. So what on Earth is going on and how do I fix it???

Very simply, your rotator cuff tear doesn't need to be 'fixed' to treat your pain and improve your range of movement.

There are always a great number of things which influence how much your pain hurts, and this varies throughout the day and week - I bet you've noticed that after a full on busy and stressful day your pain seems to be shouting at you more than ever, right when you feel like you need it the least!!

Well this is great news, because it means there are LOTS of things we can do to influence your pain experience - I could talk all day about this and definately find lots of small ways you can make adjustments to calm your nervous system to reduce pain, and ways to release endorphins - our bodies natural painkillers - so you'll definately get lots of practical tips to implement straight away after your appointment with me to empower you to take charge of your shoulder pain.

Dealing with your rotator cuff tear pain and rehab isn't simply about using the right techniques or modalities - Physiotherapy, osteopath, soft tissue therapy, accupuncture etc etc etc can all be marvellously effective if they feel good to you, you feel the benefit from treatment and you trust your therapist to give you the right treatment and rehabilitation advice.

There isn't one specific kind of treatment that is King of them all, some would argue it's more important to work with the therapist that is right for you and will listen to you and help you along your recovery journey, rather than the specific modality used.

The most important factors are that you're listened to, your therapist is working with up to date evidence informed practice and that your rehab advice is tailored to you making it comfortable to do and fit in with your life, this way we can make sure you're able to stick to it and notice those little wins inbetween your appointments.

With Soft Tisse Therapy there's also lots of time for hands on treatment such as massage, Myofascial release, muscle energy techniques, soft tissue release etc to help calm your nervous system, lower your pain volume and improve range of movement.

Sometimes it just feels like we need a really good massage to help us feel good so we can get going with the rehab exercises, which may be exactly why you're considering visiting me in the first place, but you'll also get the bonus of reassurance and build trust in your body so you'll walk away from your appointment feeling empowered.

Rotator Cuff Tear Treatment

Rotator cuff tears can take some time to heal, depending on the type and severity of the tear, and pain can seem to last even after it's recovered. If this is the case for you and you've not had treatment, it's never too late to tackle your pain and rebuild a strong shoulder that's capable of doing what you want it to do.

Do you want to reduce pain, improve range of movement, build a strong shoulder and get back to doing what you love after a rotator cuff tear?

Book in now by clicking here, call or text me on 07709950884.

See you soon.


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