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Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis) Treatment:
Physiotherapy for Relief & Recovery

Frozen shoulder, medically known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition that affects millions worldwide, causing pain, stiffness, and a significant reduction in movement of the shoulder joint.

At Jeff Law Physiotherapy Center, we understand the debilitating impact of frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) on your daily life. Specializing in comprehensive frozen shoulder treatments and therapies, our dedicated team is here to offer personalized and effective solutions designed to unlock your shoulder mobility, alleviate your pain, and significantly enhance your overall quality of life. With a profound grasp on the complexities of frozen shoulder, we are committed to navigating you through your recovery journey with expertise and compassion.

1-on-1 Physiotherapy for Frozen Shoulder Recovery

Frozen shoulder, from its early painful stage to the restrictive frozen phase and onto the thawing recovery, demands a nuanced approach. Our 1-on-1 physiotherapy sessions at Jeff Law Physiotherapy Center are meticulously tailored, focusing exclusively on frozen shoulder treatment to meet your unique condition. This personalized pathway ensures not only effective relief from pain and stiffness but also a swift restoration of shoulder mobility and a quicker return to your daily life.

Experienced Team in Frozen Shoulder Therapies

We pride ourselves on having a team of experts proficient in the latest developments in frozen shoulder therapies. Utilizing advanced techniques and technology in physiotherapy, we offer unparalleled care, accelerating the recovery process for adhesive capsulitis and other shoulder-related conditions. Our commitment is to guide you through each stage of frozen shoulder, ensuring a comprehensive and compassionate approach to your rehabilitation.

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What is Frozen Shoulder ?

Frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis, represents a painful condition characterized by progressive stiffness and the loss of motion in the shoulder joint. This ailment begins insidiously, with the shoulder gradually becoming more painful and difficult to move. Unlike other conditions that might affect the shoulder, adhesive capsulitis specifically targets the capsule of the shoulder joint, causing it to become inflamed and contract. This contraction leads to a thickening of the capsule, significantly restricting shoulder movements and making everyday activities challenging and painful.


The impact of frozen shoulder extends beyond physical discomfort, affecting individuals' ability to work, engage in physical activities, and even perform simple daily tasks. Effective management of this condition requires a comprehensive understanding of its mechanisms, a task that challenges healthcare professionals and physiotherapists dedicated to alleviating the pain and restoring mobility to those affected by this condition.

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Common Causes of Frozen Shoulder

The exact cause of frozen shoulder remains somewhat elusive; however, it is often associated with downtime or immobility resulting from an injury, surgery, or disease. There are primary and secondary types of frozen shoulder:


  • Primary adhesive capsulitis occurs without an identifiable cause.

  • Secondary adhesive capsulitis results from an underlying condition or event that affects shoulder mobility, such as fractures, dislocations, or surgery. Risk factors can include trauma to the shoulder area, diabetes, stroke, and conditions requiring prolonged shoulder immobility.

Frozen Shoulder's Signs and Symptoms

​Recognizing the signs and symptoms of frozen shoulder is crucial for early intervention. Common Symptoms of frozen shoulder include persistent pain, stiffness in the shoulder, difficulty with routine activities such as dressing or reaching overhead, and disturbed sleep due to shoulder discomfort. These Symptoms typically develop gradually and are divided into three stages:

  • Freezing Stage: Movement of the shoulder causes pain, and range of motion starts to become limited.

  • Frozen Stage: Pain may reduce compared to the first stage, but the shoulder becomes stiffer, and using it becomes more difficult.

  • Thawing Stage: The range of motion begins to improve, though full recovery may take time.


Physiotherapy Treatment in Frozen Shoulder Recovery

Physiotherapy plays a pivotal role in the treatment of frozen shoulder, offering a beacon of hope for those suffering from this debilitating condition. Our clinic adopts a comprehensive approach to frozen shoulder treatment, tailored to each phase of the condition and the individual needs of our patients. Treatment modalities include:


  • Manual Therapy: Techniques such as massage, mobilization, and manipulation to increase movement in the shoulder joint and reduce pain.  

  • Exercise Therapy: Customized exercises aimed at restoring range of motion, strengthening shoulder muscles, and improving functionality. These exercises are designed to be progressive, starting with gentle stretching to more active strength exercises as the patient's condition improves.

  • Pain Management: Utilization of modalities such as ultrasound therapy and dry needling to manage pain and inflammation.

  • Education and Support: Providing patients with the knowledge and tools to manage their condition at home, including advice on activities to avoid and exercises to continue their recovery.

Why Choose Jeff Law Physiotherapy for Frozen Shoulder Treatment

Tailored Treatment Plans and 1-on-1 Service

We understand that every case of frozen shoulder is unique. That's why we provide tailored treatment plans developed in close consultation with you, ensuring a personalized recovery journey. Our dedicated 1-on-1 service guarantees you receive the undivided attention of our expert therapists, allowing for customized care that targets not just the symptoms but the root causes of your condition.


Comprehensive and Advanced Techniques

Our clinic employs a diverse array of advanced physiotherapy techniques, including manual therapy, dry needling, exercise therapy, and electro-physical modalities. These frozen shoulder treatments are all geared towards reducing pain, improving joint mobility, and accelerating your recovery. By combining these techniques with our personalized care model, we offer a robust solution to frozen shoulder recovery. The


Road to Recovery

Choosing Jeff Law Physiotherapy means embarking on a guided journey to reclaim your shoulder mobility and return to the activities you love. With our expert care, tailored treatment plans, and a commitment to advanced physiotherapy techniques, we are dedicated to providing you with the support and solutions needed for a full and swift recovery.


Success Stories:
What Our Clients Say About Their Recovery Journey

“Great experience with Jeff, very knowledgeable. Got shoulder injury from Jiujitsu, Jeff was able to provide service to fix up the shoulder and recommended some exercises for post training to avoid injury. Highly recommend!!”

Ethan Lo

“I have experiencing shoulder pain and loss of movement as a result of repetitive trauma and overuse because of physical contact in sport. Their assessment and treatment had address each of these issues and help fix the pain.”

Double K 55

“The therapist listens attentively and treats the patient with care without prolonging the treatment! They also reminded me to use the correct posture to avoid aggravating old injuries!”

Leung Hiu Fung

“They are professional and responsible, and the most important thing is to help me recover from my injuries during exercise.”


“I have been seeing Jeff for a month and I have seen that the injured area is in significantly better condition than before. He is a very patient physical therapist.”

Jason Li

FAQ About Frozen Shoulder

What is Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis) ?

Frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis, causes pain and limited movement in the shoulder, affecting daily activities. It develops gradually, often without a clear cause, but is linked to shoulder immobility, injury, surgery, or conditions like diabetes. Frozen shoulder is common in individuals over 40, especially women.

How long does recovery from frozen shoulder take?

Recovery times can vary significantly from person to person, typically ranging from a few months to a year or more. The duration depends on the severity of the condition, the specific frozen shoulder treatment approach, and the individual's commitment to physiotherapy exercises and recommendations.

Can frozen shoulder recur?

Once fully recovered, it's unusual for frozen shoulder to recur in the same shoulder. However, some individuals may experience frozen shoulder in the opposite shoulder at some point. Following preventive measures and maintaining shoulder mobility through regular exercises can help reduce the risk of recurrence.

Can exercises help with frozen shoulder?

Yes, specific exercises are crucial for recovering from frozen shoulder. They aim to restore mobility, reduce pain, and improve function. It's important to follow a physiotherapist's guidance to ensure the exercises are done safely and effectively.

Is frozen shoulder preventable?

While not all cases of frozen shoulder can be prevented, maintaining shoulder mobility through regular exercise and promptly addressing any shoulder injuries can help reduce the risk. Managing underlying health conditions like diabetes is also crucial for prevention.

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