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Frozen Shoulder Treatment Ottawa

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Dealing with a frozen shoulder can be both painful and limiting. At Vitality Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre, we understand the challenges you face with this condition. Our comprehensive approach to frozen shoulder treatment in Ottawa is designed to restore your mobility and reduce pain using a combination of expert services.
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Causes of Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis, is a condition characterized by stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint. It typically involves three stages: the freezing stage, where pain gradually increases and the range of motion starts to limit; the frozen stage, where pain may decrease but the shoulder becomes stiffer; and the thawing stage, where the range of motion begins to improve.

Causes of Frozen Shoulder

Immobility or Reduced Mobility

Often occurs after prolonged immobility of the shoulder, like after surgery or an arm fracture.

Age and Gender

More common in people aged 40 to 60 and tends to affect more women than men.

Medical Conditions

Associated with conditions like diabetes, stroke, and thyroid diseases.
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Our Frozen Shoulder Treatment Services

At Vitality Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre, we offer a range of services to effectively treat frozen shoulders.
Physiotherapy is crucial in treating frozen shoulder. It focuses on restoring joint movement and reducing pain.
  • Range-of-Motion Exercises: To gradually increase movement in the shoulder.
  • Strengthening Exercises: Focusing on the muscles around the shoulder to support and stabilize.
  • Pain Management: Techniques such as heat or cold therapy to manage pain.
  • Acupuncture: This treatment modality uses needle insertions at specific points to activate the body’s pain-relieving mechanisms and promote healing.

Chiropractic care can be an effective part of a frozen shoulder treatment plan, especially in improving joint mobility and alignment.

  • Joint Adjustments: To improve shoulder joint alignment and mobility.
  • Soft Tissue Therapy: To reduce muscle tension around the shoulder.
  • Acupuncture: This treatment modality uses needle insertions at specific points to activate the body’s pain-relieving mechanisms and promote healing.

Massage therapy aids in relaxing and loosening the muscles around the shoulder, which can help improve the range of motion and reduce pain.

  • Reduced Muscle Tension: Essential for recovery and performance enhancement.
  • Improved Circulation: Promoting pain relief and reducing recovery time.

Osteopathy addresses the body’s structure and function and can be particularly beneficial in managing the symptoms of a frozen shoulder.

  • Manual Therapy: Gentle manipulations to improve shoulder mobility.
  • Myofascial Techniques: This technique helps in relieving pain, increasing blood circulation, and enhancing shoulder mobility and function.

Start Your Journey to Recovery with Vitality Physiotherapy

A frozen shoulder can significantly impact your daily life, but with the right treatment, recovery is within reach. At Vitality Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre, our team of experts is dedicated to providing you with the best care and support.

Contact us today to schedule your appointment and take the first step towards regaining your shoulder mobility and comfort. Let us help you move past the pain and stiffness of a frozen shoulder and back into a life of freedom and movement in Ottawa.

Our Locations

Vitality Physiotherapy

Riverside South

4184 Spratt Road
Ottawa, ON K1V 0Z6

Client Care:
(613) 425-7700

Hours: Monday: 8 am-8pm Tuesday – Thursday: 7 am- 8pm Friday: 7 am- 6 pm
Saturdays 7:30 am – 1:00 pm
Vitality Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre Findlay Creek

Findlay Creek

111 Shuttleworth Dr. #8,
Ottawa, ON K1T 0W7

Client Care:
(613) 425-3500

Monday – Thursday: 7 am-8pm
Friday: 7 am- 6 pm

Vitality physiotherapy Kanata Ottawa


5100 Kanata Avenue
Unit 3, Kanata, ON, K2K 0P1

Client Care:
(613)- 604-8569

Monday: 12pm-8pm
Tuesday: 7 am- 3pm
Wednesday: 12 pm- 8pm
Thursday – Friday: 7 am- 3pm

Kemptville Vitality Physiotherapy and Wellness


3000 County Rd 43 Unit C4,
Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0

Client Care:
(613) 604-0008

Monday: 8 am-8pm
Tuesday – Thursday: 7 am- 8pm
Friday: 7 am- 5 pm

Frozen Shoulder Treatment Ottawa FAQs

The duration of frozen shoulder treatment varies depending on the individual’s condition and response to therapy. Generally, it can take anywhere from a few weeks to a couple of months for complete recovery. Our tailored treatment plans at Vitality Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre are designed to expedite this process, focusing on exercises and therapies that specifically target the condition’s root causes and symptoms.
Yes, a frozen shoulder can often be treated effectively without surgery. Non-surgical treatments are usually the first line of treatment. These focus on relieving pain and restoring mobility through a combination of manual therapy, exercises, and other techniques. Surgery is typically considered only in severe cases where non-invasive treatments have not provided sufficient relief.
Lifestyle changes that can support frozen shoulder treatment include maintaining an active lifestyle, practicing good posture, and incorporating shoulder-friendly exercises into your routine. It’s also important to avoid activities that exacerbate shoulder pain. Our team at Vitality Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre can provide personalized advice on lifestyle adjustments that complement your treatment plan, enhancing the recovery process.
Not treating a frozen shoulder can lead to increased pain, prolonged stiffness, and a significant reduction in the range of motion of the shoulder joint. Over time, this can impact daily activities and overall quality of life. In some cases, untreated frozen shoulder can lead to permanent loss of mobility in the affected shoulder. Early and effective treatment is key to preventing these long-term complications.