Shoulder Pain


Shoulder Pain

Whether you’re an elite athlete, a weekend warrior, a busy worker or a stay-at-home parent; shoulder pain can affect us all and can be equally debilitating if it happens. It can make the everyday task, from cooking to cleaning, playing with our children, or participating in our desired leisure activity seem impossible.

Shoulder pain can be very impactful on everyday life as we as humans rely on our upper limbs so heavily for daily function. When faced with shoulder pain, it’s vital that we as therapists first spend time to gather a full and comprehensive history not only surrounding symptoms but important lifestyle factors for the individual in front of us. As people’s goals will vary so dramatically, from playing pain free with our children to returning to high level sport, so must our treatment in order to meet the different demands that our bodies require.

Shoulder pain can arise following a traumatic injury or simply due to overuse. It’s important to establish the true cause of your symptoms as pain around the shoulder joint or shoulder blade can commonly originate from your neck. Getting a thorough assessment and expert advice can stop you from wasting your time on exercises that may not be right for you.

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Client Testimonials

SJ's wealth of experience and genuine passion for his job is his biggest asset, coupled with his ability to forge a relationship with a client on a professional and a personal level. He found a solution to my long-term lower back problems, not only by treating the symptoms but finding the root cause of the issue. It allowed me to continue my career as a professional rugby player with the Newcastle Falcons and I will always be grateful that our paths crossed.

Carlo Del Fava

BBC Sport, Former Italian International

After becoming injured earlier in the year I came to Activate Physio for help. SJ quickly isolated the issues and provided a programme of exercises to correct imbalances that had caused the problems. This enabled me to resume training quicker than expected with stronger and more efficient form. I would highly recommend Activate Physiotherapy to anyone in need of professional sports treatment.

Lucas Longman

Heaton Harriers

Having both coached Andy as an athlete & then worked alongside him as a colleague, I can't recommend his services and knowledge enough! He is a true professional and gentlemen to work with and always makes sure his service is of the highest standard. Having a team of international and Olympic athletes to cater for, I only use the best in the business and that is what you get with Andy!

John Trembley

USA Olympic Gold Medalist Coach

As an international and Olympic athlete I set my expectations very high when working with coaching and medical staff. I thoroughly recommend Andy Thirlwell to anyone looking to gain and edge in their sporting performance!

Barry Murphy

2012 Olympian, European Silver Medalist

I highly recommend Andy Thirlwell. His knowledge & expertise are world class. Working with Andy will take your sporting performance to the next level along with improving your over all health!

Ryk Neethling

2004 Olympic Gold Medalist & World Record Holder

SJ is a great Physio. I've known him for years, and can highly recommend him. Obviously passionate about his profession, he is hard working, conscientious, encouraging, and positive. If you want first-class treatment with a smile, SJ is your man.

Euan Murray

Former Scotland International