Frozen Shoulder or ‘Adhesive Capsulitis’ is a common source of pain in the shoulder.

Frozen Shoulder basically means that your shoulder pain and stiffness is a result of shoulder capsule inflammation (capsulitis) and fibrotic adhesions that limit your shoulder movement.

Unfortunately the cause of Frozen Shoulder is still not yet known. There are many theories but the medical world has not yet come to a consensus.

The symptoms of Frozen Shoulder come in 3 Stages and can greatly vary in time.

  1. Freezing
    Progressive loss of range of motion
    Pain around the shoulder
  2. Frozen
    Minimal Pain
    No further loss or ability to change range of motion
  3. Thawing
    Decrease in Pain
    Gradual return of range of motion
    Weakness and instability due to lack of use


Our Myotherapists are trained to assess Frozen Shoulder and will put together an individualised treatment plan to help maintain as much shoulder function as possible. They will also treat areas that may become overworked or weakened due to the shoulder pathology.

Depending on your presentation treatment may include a combination of the following techniques:

  • Soft and Deep Tissue Massage
  • Myofascial Cupping
  • Myofascial Dry Needling
  • Stretching
  • TENS
  • Hot and Cold Therapies
  • Postural and Corrective Exercises


If you are experiencing Frozen Shoulder or know someone who is call Essential Health on 9663 5134 to book an appointment today or to further discuss how Myotherapy will benefit you.