December 20


Shoulder Pain & Bursitis treatment in Canberra

By Dan

December 20, 2019

How to Treat Your Painful Shoulder

There is plenty of evidence in science today that most shoulder pain including bursitis, can be resolved with the right exercise, movement and manual therapy.

Exercise Physiology and Massage Therapy are the two best treatment modalities to help resolve your shoulder pain and keep you away from the surgeon.

For you, it is important to find a balance between moving your arm and resting your arm. Massage or Soft Tissue Therapy manipulates the tissue to reduce tension throughout the shoulder region. Whilst exercise keeps you mobile and functional.

My name is Daniel O'Sullivan and if you are finding that you cannot find a good balance in managing your shoulder pain and it has been painful for far too long and you cannot sleep, please call me, book in with me or message me to develop a management strategy. 

For your convenience I have outlined below some strategies you can implement now.

My Clinic is located in Weetangera, Belconnen, Canberra.

3 Things to help Your Shoulder Now


The number one thing you can do for your painful shoulder is keep moving it through a pain free range of movement. This means trying to move your shoulder without straining it or making it catch.

This can be difficult, but it will stop your shoulder from locking down and freezing up.


I will always give my chronic shoulder pain clients the high row exercise. A band or cable is fixed at a high point and you pull/row the band to your chest. 

The best exercise for your shoulder.


General strengthening of the upper body will always help. You can even concentrate on your lower body which will have a flow on effect into the upper body.

And give your shoulder time to heal. Healing time can be 12 -24 months.

The Best Resources for Chronic Shoulder Pain Treatment in Canberra

Accelr8 Rehab

As mentioned above Accelr8 Rehab is the best place for you if you need to start exercising and managing your painful shoulder. Exercise Physiology prescription along with massage is a great combination for your pain.

Capital Clinic Physiotherapy

At Capital Clinic, the Physiotherapists use a range of clinically proven assessment and treatment techniques to provide fast relief and lasting results.

We’re committed to helping our clients achieve long term health and wellbeing. Our team have a broad field of expertise and provide a holistic approach to complete injury management, rehabilitation and preventative care programs.

Book Online - 6257 8900

Book Online - 6153 6200

TM Physio Canberra

The initial objective of all shoulder injuries is to relieve pain and inflammation.  Whilst many doctors will recommend non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to relieve pain and swelling, the benefit obtained by applying ice-packs can be equally, if not more beneficial.

As your shoulder begins to heal, it is vitally important to restore range of movement, and later to improve muscle strength so as to stabilise the shoulder and help prevent further injury and aggravation.

Your Physiotherapist will be able to assist you with suitable shoulder range of motion exercises, and shoulder strengthening and rehabilitation exercises during your recovery.

Deakin 02 6282 5898

Suite 3 Level 2. Peter Yorke Building 173 Strickland Cresent
Deakin ACT 2600

Kippax (Luke St) 02 6254 9889

2 Luke St
Holt ACT 2615

Kippax (Hardwick Cres) 02 6185 1826

76 Hardwick Cres
Holt ACT 2615

Sport and Spinal PhysiotherapyPhysio, Poditary and Massage

Postal Address:
Unit 123 Gungahlin Square
43 Hibberson Street
Gungahlin ACT 2912

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings
Closed public holidays and long weekends
Closed between Christmas and New Year

Contact Details:
Phone: (02) 6262 4464

CSport R, Physiotherapy Canberra

Shoulder pain can cause difficulties with your daily and/or sporting activities and it is important to get to the cause of the problem as early as possible to resolve it quickly and efficiently. We can accurately diagnose and manage shoulder bursitis and frozen shoulder.


(02) 6162 0999 [email protected]

City North

(02) 6247 7033 [email protected]


Welcome to Shoulder2Hand. Here at Shoulder2Hand we provide a range of high quality and professional orthopaedic surgical services for different medical conditions of the shoulder, elbow and hand as well as Occupational Therapy for condition of the hand and fingers.

At Shoulder2Hand we pride ourselves on making our patients comfortable and welcome. Our Practitioners will expertly assess your condition and propose a treatment plan that will give you the best outcome. We will also provide you with an estimate of the costs involved if surgery is required. If, at any time, you don’t feel comfortable with the proposed plan then we are happy to discuss any other options to help treat your condition.

Please note that we have now moved locations.

Our new address is:

Suite 17, Level 3, Francis Chambers                                                                                 40 Corinna Street Woden

Dr Damiani Shoulder Impingement Canberra

30/8 Trevillian Quay,
Kingston, ACT 2604

Parking as available on the street and in the public park near the Canberra Glassworks.

Canberra Spine Centre

For safe and effective chiropractic solutions, visit your local Chiropractor In Canberra at Canberra Spine Centre.

Canberra Spine Centre houses a team of highly experienced chiropractors that helps you arrive at a path of total health and wellness.

Canberra Spine Centre provides the local Canberra community and its surrounding regions only top-class, world-class chiropractic care.  Call us at (02) 6257 9400, or simply book an appointment online.

Canberra Orthoapedics


To book an appointment with Dr Kevin Woods please call (02) 6124 1602.

To book an appointment with Dr Joseph Smith please call (02) 6124 1604.

Email enquiries: [email protected] or [email protected]

Fax: (02) 6282 8866

Queanbeyan Physio

Opening hours

Mon – Thu – 8:30am – 6:00pm
Fri – 8:30am – 5:00pm
Sat-Sun – Closed

Queanbeyan Sports Physio | Canberra Physiotherapist | Clinical Pilates Classes

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