Anterior Shoulder Dislocation

The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body and is the most suseptible to dislocation than any other type of trauma. However, for a disclocation to occur it takes considerable force for the ball-shaped head of the humerus to pull free of the shoulder.

Black and White Image of Anterior Disloction

Client: Mark Ovens

Age: 29yrs

Problem:  A keen rugby player, Mark is someone who strives to be in the best condition he can for every match. It was during one of these games that Mark endured violent collision where the imact caused the head of the humerus (upper arm bone) to pull free completely from the glenoid cavity (shoulder socket). Mark had suffered a complete anterior dislocation, which resulted in ligament damage and tearing of the labrum (rubbery tissue) , which is attached to the margin of the glenoid cavity. Following an MRI, Mark underwent surgery to correct the damage and was referred for physiotherapy for remedial therapy. Of his own volition, Mark also decided to have complimentary treatments at AdvanceSRM to treat the underlying soft tissue trauma that had been caused by both the initial injury and the subsequent surgery.

Treatment: Advanced Soft Tissue Therapy / Clinical Sports & Remedial Massage Therapy / Kinesiology Taping / Remedial Exercise and Stretching

Outcome: The soft therapy in combination with the physiotherapy sped up and improved the healing process, such that Mark experienced a quick improvement in joint range of motion and improved joint health in a time frame, which was half the time such rehabilitation would normally take. Mark is looking to return to hs favourite sport for pre-season training this year.

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