Welcome to our early Summer newsletter with an update on our imminent move to brand new treatment rooms in Somerset House.
You will also find staff news and a focus on shoulder impingement which is an increasing problem for golfers and tennis players.
We will move into our new clinic in the new wing of Somerset House on Friday 27th June ready for our first patients the following week. At present the partitioning for the rooms is being constructed to expand to four treatment rooms which will offer greater availability of appointments.
We feel very fortunate to have found new premises locally in a Grade 1 listed building. It is less than 5 minutes walk from our current premises. Further details to follow.
We are delighted to welcome Nora Mulcahy back after her Winter season in Japan. We are pleased that Adrian Binns and Simon Redstone will continue to work here and in Somerset House.
Lene Cunis will be off for three months from June 4th returning in September.
Many of you will have met Alexandra who has joined our admin team to support Victoria.
We are seeing an increase in the number of golfers and tennis players presenting with an ongoing niggle in their shoulders. The common complaint is that: “it’s fine if I do nothing but as soon as I swing/serve the pain is aggravated “.
Impingement accounts for up to 65% of shoulder pain.
What is it?
The pain occurs when various structures (tendons, bursa) get compressed between the shoulder (collar bone and shoulder blade) and the top of the arm (head of humerus). This commonly happens when lifting the arm to the side to put on a coat.
There are a number of factors that contribute to this:
Tendon trauma (partial or full tear), degeneration, bursal swelling, bony osteophytes, altered posture and movement patterns in the neck and thorax, and tightness in the shoulder capsule (rotator cuff and capsule).
It is important to identify what are the causative factors and direct the treatment accordingly.
Physiotherapy treatment consists of a detailed assessment to analyse the problem and a combination of mobilising and strengthening techniques are used to rehabilitate the muscles to full strength and full painfree movement in the shoulder.
At Covent Garden Physio we have excellent links to shoulder specialists in cases where a further opinion is recommended.