WHY WOULD YOU GO SEE A PHYSIOTHERAPIST EXPERT IN THE UPPER EXTERMITY?
- Moving your arm during everyday activities is difficult (ex: washing your hair, getting dressed, and driving your car).
- You feel limited when practicing your sports and would like to return to your activities/workouts
- You have numbness in your arm
- Surgery or radiation in the area (ex: breast cancer)
THE PHYSIOTHERAPIST’S INTERVENTION:
The goal of the physiotherapy treatment is to optimize joint mobility, muscle strength and control of the various joints involved in the arm in order to maximize your function.
The physiotherapist will perform an overall evaluation of your arm looking at all of the joints from the neck to the wrist, including the shoulder blade and elbow.
He or she will then be able to draw up an intervention plan using manual techniques, strengthening and control exercises as well as postural recommendations adapted to your condition and your goals.
- Capsulitis of the shoulder (Before or after an arthrodistensive injection)
- Gleno-humeral luxation/subluxation
- Acromioclavicular sprain
- Fracture of the humerus/clavicle
- Subacromial bursitis
- Rotator cuff tendinitis
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Biceps tendon rupture
- Partial or complete rotator cuff tear
- Glenohumeral osteoarthritis
- Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
- Tendinitis of the wrist flexors (golfer’s elbow)
- Radial head fracture
- Olecranon fracture
- Olecranon bursitis
- Elbow subluxation/dislocation
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Scaphoid fracture
- Ligamentous sprain
- De Quervain Tenosynovitis
- Trigger finger
- Digital pulley rupture