As with all clinical presentations it is essential to rule out other potential diagnoses which may influence clinical treatment and therefore patient outcomes. This means that a thorough clinical assessment is critically important. When you visit Vitality Chiropractic Australia your treating practitioner will perform a comprehensive shoulder regional examination after discussing your complaint with you. This discussion is necessary as it will guide your examination. During a shoulder regional examination you can expect:

  • Palpation assessment to observe for specific tenderness, pain, swelling or skin changes
  • Analysis of your shoulder joint range of motion
  • Muscle strength testing to see if there is particular weakness or asymmetry
  • Orthopaedic and neurological assessment