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Frozen Shoulder and Shoulder Injuries

Sayer Frozen shoulder specialist treatment Clinics in West London W8, West End W1 and Moorgate City EC2.

Our chiropractors and physical therapists in 3 London Clinics are shoulder pain experts, experienced and trained to Masters level in the diagnosis and successful rehabilitation of shoulder injuries which are related to cervical or dorsal nerve irritation or impingement.

Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis

frozen shoulder injuryFrozen shoulder or ‘adhesive capsulitis’ affects shoulder joint mobility with stiffness and pain and occurs usually between the ages of 40 and 60. If left untreated, recovery is slow and symptoms can last for two to three years. If treatment is started early, frozen shoulder may be successfully treated in a few weeks with regular manipulation, mobilisation, deep massage and prescribed exercises.

Subacromial impingement

The tendons of the rotator cuff pass beneath the acromion of the shoulder. Overuse may cause inflammation of the tendons and their protective bursa and a narrowed sub acromion space within the shoulder can produce tendon pinching or compression with pain on raising the arm.

Rotator cuff injuries

The rotator cuff tendon may tear or become chronically inflamed from falls or repetitive strain resulting in weakness and shoulder pain on internal or external rotation relating to back and neck pain.

Shoulder dislocation

The shoulder is a ball and socket joint and is the easiest to dislocate of any joint in the body. This is due to the socket (glenoid) being very shallow compared with the diameter of the ball. The stability of the shoulder is aided by a series of ligaments, a thick rim of tissue that deepens the socket called the labrum and a strong but flexible capsule which surrounds and contains the entire shoulder joint.

If the ligaments or the capsule stretch or the labrum are torn off the socket then the joint may partially or fully dislocate.

Shoulder and acromioclavicular joint (AC Joint) dislocation.

Damage to the shoulder is relatively common with falls, sports or road traffic accidents.

Sayer Clinics’ chiropractors and physical therapists are experienced in the diagnosis and rehabilitation of shoulder conditions.

Rotator cuff tendinitis or shoulder trauma often produce pain and stiffness in surrounding muscles including deltoid, pectoral, supraspinatus, infraspinatus, trapezius and rhomboids and intercostal muscles.


Diagnosis is made using specialist orthopaedic and neurological examination and tests (and if necessary our 2017 high-definition diagnostic digital x-ray or diagnostic ultrasound) at Sayer Clinic: Kensington.


frozen shoulder treatmentTreatment, with our experienced Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, Acupuncturists and excellent Massage therapists, aims to regain full pain-free mobility of the shoulder joint as soon as possible.

We use gentle, specific joint manipulation and mobilisation and massage, ultrasound or acupuncture to encourage blood flow, restore mobility.

Our expert Japanese Acupuncture and Shiatsu specialists Nobue Imai, Ayako Kato, Chifumi Fukui and Yuki Nishikubo and our MSc Masters specialist physiotherapists treat painful muscle-skeletal shoulder conditions using manual therapy and rehabilitation, medical acupuncture, or dry needling where we stimulate precise points relating to specific muscles and tendon attachments to stimulate healing.



A clear clinical diagnosis may require us to refer you for an MRI scan.

If surgery is indicated we will rapidly refer you to a leading shoulder surgeon.

Got any questions? Not sure what appointment to book?

We're always here to help from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm on Saturdays. Simply email and Lucie, Gen or Signe will assist you.

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