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How Osteopathy Can Help To Thaw Out Your Frozen Shoulder


Osteopathy offers numerous benefits for individuals dealing with frozen shoulder, a condition also known as adhesive capsulitis, characterised by pain and restricted movement.

Through a combination of specialised techniques, osteopathic treatments provide relief, improve mobility, enhance circulation, offer a customised approach, and work towards preventing recurrence.

One of the primary advantages of osteopathy for frozen shoulders is pain relief. Osteopathic methods like soft tissue manipulation and gentle specific joint mobilisation, target tension in affected tissues, to help promote blood flow and help to reduce pain.

The aim to improve joint mobility is another key aspect. Osteopaths meticulously apply techniques to help reduce adhesions and scar tissue, contributing to individuals to regain the ability to carry out everyday activities without discomfort.

Improved circulation is a positive outcome of osteopathic treatments. By stimulating blood flow to the injured area, these interventions facilitate the delivery of vital nutrients and oxygen, supporting the body’s natural healing mechanisms.

Osteopathic care takes a personalised approach, tailoring treatments to an individual’s medical history, lifestyle, and specific symptoms. This ensures that the treatment plan comprehensively addresses their unique condition.

Beyond immediate relief, osteopathy also focuses on preventing the recurrence of frozen shoulders. Osteopaths provide patients with exercises and guidance to maintain and enhance shoulder mobility, reducing the likelihood of the condition coming back.

In conclusion, the benefits of osteopathy for frozen shoulders extend beyond pain relief to encompass improved mobility, better circulation, personalisation, and preventative care.

Dr Richard Hillard is an Osteopath with a background in movement, Ashtanga yoga and contact improvisation dance, which informs his clinical practice of Osteopathy. The importance of balance, flexibility and motion in everyday life, influence Richard’s osteopathic treatments.

Richard uses a variety of traditional Osteopathic techniques including, structural mobilisation, craniosacral therapy and fascial release, combined with other modalities including dry needling, shiatsu, mindfulness and therapeutic yoga. All treatments are further supported with healthcare and lifestyle education as well as gentle targeted exercises and stretches to support improving and maintaining your health and wellbeing.

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