Physiotherapy Case Study

  • Male in late 60s presented with 9 month history of left sided neck, shoulder and arm pain
  • Prior history of similar pain on right side years earlier which had required spinal surgery to resolve, and patient was awaiting appointment with a Neurosurgeon for left sided problem
  • After the Initial Interview and Examination, it became apparent that a Rotator Cuff Tear in the shoulder was the likely source of the pain
  • After 3 sessions of treatment and guidance with exercises the patient’s pain had mostly resolved and he cancelled his trip to Newcastle to see the Neurosurgeon!