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Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
in Ascot Vale and Moonee Ponds

The facts

Adhesive capsulitis, known commonly as frozen shoulder, is a condition where the shoulder becomes stiff, painful and inflamed.

Usually you will have very, very limited movement of the shoulder.

Frozen shoulder has three stages:


  1. Freezing (painful)

  2. Frozen (stiffening)

  3. Thawing (gaining more movement).

The condition is often thought to be due to trauma and may involve some form of autoimmune component. It's most commonly seen in people aged 40-60.

Frozen shoulder can often be misdiagnosed; you may actually have an impingement syndrome, rotator cuff tear, shoulder tendinopathy or bursitis.

We can help you diagnose shoulder pain including frozen shoulder.

Treatment of frozen shoulder

Your Ascot Vale chiropractor uses a range of different treatment options such as manual therapy, soft tissue therapy, rehabilitative exercises and dry needling.


A treatment plan is specifically designed for you, following an extensive history check and assessment.

A little more about the 3 stages

During the freezing stage of adhesive capsulitis, you will have a lot of pain and not a lot of movement.

During the frozen stage, you will have very little movement in the shoulder joint (it's very obvious).


During the thawing phase you will start to regain movement.

If you're suffering from frozen shoulder or any kind of shoulder pain, give us a call today. We can help people across Melbourne including Ascot Vale, Moonee Ponds and the surrounding suburbs.













1. Kelley MJ, Shaffer MA, Kuhn JE, Michener LA, Seitz AL, Uhl TL, Godges JJ, McClure PW (May 2013). "Shoulder pain and mobility deficits: adhesive capsulitis". The Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy.

2. American Acadamey or orthopedic surgeons "Frozen Shoulder Diagnosis Management"..

3. Souza T. Differential diagnosis and management for the chiropractor, Protocols and algorithms. Fourth edition. Jones and Bartlett Publishing 2009.

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