With our ongoing commitment to best practice we are excited to be part of a study investigating shoulder rehabilitation.
Subacromial Pain Syndrome is a common shoulder condition that affects both men and women and is associated with
pain on the anterior and lateral aspect of the shoulder, affecting many activities of daily living, especially lifting the arm up and out to the side. Other terms used to describe this condition include subacromial
impingement, supraspinatus tendinopathy, bursitis, a partial tear of the rotator cuff or rotator cuff tendinopathy (or degeneration).
Although surgery is often performed to help the symptoms associated with this condition, current research suggests that a structured exercise program delivered by a Physiotherapist may, in many cases, reduce the need for this.
This study seeks to investigate which exercises are the most effective in the treatment of this type of shoulder disorder, enabling a faster improvement in pain and function.
- Do you havepain in your shoulder or upper arm?
- Haveyou been told by your treating heath practitioner that you have sub-acromial pain syndrome.
Don’t forget, they may have used any of the terms listed above such as subacromial impingement, supraspinatus tendinopathy, bursitis, a rotator cuff tear or tendinopathy/tendinitis.
Assess the effectiveness of three different structured shoulder rehabilitation programs for improving pain and function in people diagnosed with subacromial pain syndrome/rotator cuff tendinopathy.
To be eligible for involvement in this research project you need to be:
- Aged18-80 years
- Experiencingpain in the shoulder/upper arm that does not also involve numbness or tingling in the arm or hand
- Painon lifting the arm upwards or out to the side or when lying on the shoulder at
- Noprevious trauma or surgery to the affected shoulder
- If youhave had a diagnosis of osteoarthritis in the shoulder
If you feel that you are eligible to be involved please contact Rosie Purdue or Paul Jackson on 9486 1918.