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