Discover Adelaide’s best
treatment for common
Why is this good for patients with
a shoulder injury?
Meet the Shoulder Clinic SA team
Working within the Shoulder Clinic SA team, we have a dedicated shoulder team of physiotherapists who are experienced in the treatment of common and complex shoulder conditions. Our pool of physiotherapists is drawn from the Smart Health physiotherapy team, many of whom have more than ten years clinical experience and have teaching, postgraduate and mentoring qualifications. Patients can feel confident in their Shoulder Clinic SA physiotherapist, knowing they are working as part of a collaborative clinical care team.
Typically, the first step at Shoulder Clinic SA will involve a comprehensive consultation with one of our physiotherapists. During this initial consult, the physiotherapist will take time to understand all aspects of your condition, including the source of symptoms, and the biomechanical, environmental and social factors.
With the help of our dedicated chiropractic team, Shoulder Clinic SA is able to provide more integrated treatment for common and complex shoulder conditions.
If your shoulder injury treatment involves chiropractic care, one of Shoulder Clinic SA’s chiropractors will assess your body and determine if there is a certain area of the body, which is not working well. They will consolidate their understanding of your condition by completing a detailed history to understand the health of your body, with a focus on posture and joint movement. Depending on the nature of your shoulder condition, your chiropractor will work closely with other specialist members from the Shoulder Clinic SA team.
Sports medicine doctors
The sports medicine team from Shoulder Clinic SA is committed to providing excellence in care through sports and exercise medicine.
With undergraduate medical degree qualifications, our sports medicine doctors have gone on to complete postgraduate studies in sports medicine and exercise. Working as part of our multidisciplinary team, sports medicine doctors typically work with our patients who are either professional or amateur athletes participating in a broad range of sports. Depending on your specific shoulder condition, our sports medicine doctors cross-refer to other complementary care providers at Shoulder Clinic SA.
There are subtle clues which makes this evident. Lucky for you… because our team has experience and can identify this early. We have an in-house neurosurgeon who knows nerves and neck-pain. Together our surgical team can assess and advise options for you.
Specialist shoulder surgeons
Shoulder Clinic SA is pleased to include leading specialist shoulder surgeons in its multidisciplinary team. Our surgeons are sensitive to the concerns and challenges caused by shoulder injury, treatment and recovery.
Not all shoulder injuries or conditions require surgery. Many are treatable non-surgically using complementary modalities, including physiotherapy, chiropractic, and sports medicine. Your shoulder surgeon will consult with the other Shoulder Clinic SA practitioners, assessing your condition for its complexity. If you require more complex treatment, including arthroscopic shoulder reconstruction or joint replacement, you can be confident our specialist shoulder surgeons will keep you well informed and support you through recovery.