Shoulder Physio Melbourne

Specialist Physiotherapist

Give pain and stiffness the cold shoulder!

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Young Vic of the Year
Awarded in 2020

Podiatry Specialist of Year
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Melbourne Shoulder Physiotherapy at Align HC

Shoulder physiotherapy helps you recover when you’ve had a shoulder injury, pain in your shoulder, shoulder discomfort, or shoulder instability. It involves a range of exercises and specialised techniques to ease your pain, improve your shoulder mobility, and reduce the risk of problems in the future. 

If you’re looking for shoulder physiotherapy in Melbourne, Align HC combines advanced treatments with custom-designed, personalised plans to help you achieve your goals.  Whether those goals include restoring function after traumatic injuries or relieving chronic shoulder pain, our award-winning approach ensures fast and affordable shoulder treatment. 

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Common Shoulder Conditions Treated by Shoulder Physio 

Physiotherapy for shoulder joints covers a wide range of common conditions, including: 

  • Rotator cuff injuries: Tears, strains, and impingement (compression) of the muscles, soft tissues, and rotator cuff tendons that keep the shoulder joint in place 
  • Shoulder dislocation: When the ball of the shoulder joint is forced out of its socket (should be treated even if it’s been relocated) 
  • Fractures of the shoulder: Broken bones in or around the shoulder, including the collarbone, scapula (shoulder blade), or even the humerus (upper arm bone)
  • Frozen shoulder: Stiffness and limited range of motion, most often caused by inflammation or scar tissue in the shoulder joint 
  • Shoulder bursitis: Inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs (bursae) that cushion the shoulder joint
  • Tendinitis: Inflammation or irritation of a tendon, most commonly seen in the rotator cuff or biceps, leading to shoulder problems 
  • Arthritis: Degeneration of the shoulder joint, which can lead to joint pain and stiffness
  • Post-surgery rehabilitation: Regaining strength and range of motion after shoulder surgery 
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Benefits of Physio for Shoulder Joints

Physio on shoulder joints offers a wide range of benefits. If you’ve got pain or a reduced range of movement, come to our shoulder physiotherapy Melbourne clinic today. You’ll experience: 

  • Pain relief: Our exercises and therapies help reduce inflammation and encourage healing. 
  • Improved range of motion: Targeted stretches and exercises help to restore your previous level of joint function, flexibility, and mobility. 
  • Increased joint and muscle strength: We provide strengthening exercises to gradually but steadily rebuild your shoulder muscles. 
  • Improved shoulder function: We work towards being able to perform daily activities, sports, and work activities without pain or restrictions. 
  • Balanced out muscles: We’ll correct any muscle imbalances caused by your injury, pain, or surgery. 
  • Reduced risk of future injury: We’ll also teach you proper movement patterns, correct poor posture, and exercises to reduce your chance of getting injured again. 

Chalerm Tuantab, Align HC Founder:
“Our aim is to provide the best evidence based care and outcomes for our patients”

How does bulk billing work?

  • All you need is the EPC plan referral from your GP and you will be eligible for bulk billing at our clinic.
  • No concession card required.

When Should You See a Shoulder Physiotherapist? 

You should consider seeing a shoulder physiotherapist in Melbourne if you have: 

Recently Injured Yourself 

If you’ve recently injured your shoulder, don’t put off visiting a physio for shoulder pain. Delaying treatment can make your injury worse, so the sooner you get started with physiotherapy, the faster the healing process. 

Had Surgery on the Shoulder

For a full recovery, shoulder therapy and rehabilitation are necessary. You’ll need a shoulder specialist in Melbourne to guide you through rehab exercises and get your shoulder back to its full working condition again. 

Ongoing Shoulder Pain 

If you have unexplained shoulder pain, a physio will not only be able to help ease the pain, but they’ll also be able to diagnose the cause and offer an appropriate treatment. 

What to Expect During a Shoulder Physiotherapy Session 

When you step into our shoulder physiotherapy Melbourne clinic, a physiotherapist shoulder specialist will start with a full assessment before deciding on what’s right for you. 

Detailed Shoulder Assessment 

Your shoulder specialist physio will ask for your medical history and some background on your injury or pain. After you’ve discussed this, your physio will physically examine your shoulder. This may be slightly uncomfortable, but it will help them understand where the problem lies. If necessary, your physio may recommend diagnostic tests such as X-rays, CT scans, or MRI scans to determine the extent and nature of your specific shoulder issues.

Personalised Treatment Plan

Once your shoulder physio has given you a diagnosis for your shoulder problems, they’ll create a proper treatment and recovery plan just for you. Your treatment plan will include your goals for shoulder rehabilitation, an overview of the treatment techniques that will be used, and a recovery time estimate. 

Shoulder-Strengthening Exercises 

As part of your personal recovery plan, our shoulder physiotherapist will teach you specific therapeutic exercises and movements to regain optimal strength, stabilise your shoulder, and improve the range of motion in the joint. You’ll receive a custom exercise program to help you keep improving. 

Manual Therapy 

As well as therapeutic exercises, your shoulder physiotherapist will use a combination of hands-on treatments like massage, soft tissue manipulation, and joint mobilisation to relieve pain, realign the joint, and improve the way your shoulder moves. 


Manual therapy is often complemented with modalities like electrical stimulation, shockwave therapy, ultrasound therapy, and dry needling. These treatments help to manage pain, reduce inflammation, and speed up your shoulder’s healing, lowering your recovery time. 


Our shoulder specialists won’t just let you go when you’re healed. They make it their mission to help you understand the nature of your injury, learn how to manage your pain, perform rehab exercises at home, and prevent re-injury. 

Why Choose Align Health Collective? 

At Align Health Collective Shoulder Physiotherapy Melbourne, we provide a well-rounded, comprehensive approach to getting you back to full shoulder functionality with minimal to no pain. Come to us and after physiotherapy, your shoulder pain will be no more! We offer: 

  • Empathetic Physiotherapy Experts 
  • Detailed Shoulder Pain Analysis 
  • Various Treatment Options 
  • Personal Injury Rehabilitation Programs 
  • Post-Operative Rehabilitation Programs 
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities 
  • Cutting-Edge Technology 

Experience Relief and Improved Mobility 

If you’re looking for experienced, empathetic shoulder physios in Melbourne, we’re ready to help. Whether you’re dealing with an injury, chronic pain, or a recent shoulder surgery, our dedicated team of physiotherapy specialists is here to help ease your pain and regain your movement. 

Don’t Let Shoulder Pain Hold You Back 

Visit our team of shoulder specialists in Melbourne. We’re committed to treating your shoulder problems at the root, fixing the underlying problems so you can move forward with a strong, stable joint that’s less prone to re-injuring. Contact us today and take the first step towards regaining your movement, living pain-free, and boosting your quality of life. 

Common Podiatric Treatments We Offer in Melbourne Include:

Footwear adviceRecommendations for shoes and other types of foot protection that can help reduce the risk of injury and improve overall foot health.
Nail and callus careTreatment for conditions such as ingrown toenails and calluses, to prevent pain, infection, and other complications.
Shockwave therapyA non-invasive treatment that uses high-energy sound waves to help relieve pain and promote healing in conditions such as plantar fasciitis and heel spurs.
Manual therapyTechniques such as massage, stretching, and joint mobilisation to help relieve pain, improve function, and reduce inflammation.
Exercise therapySpecific exercises to help improve strength, flexibility, and range of motion in the feet and lower limbs.
OrthoticsCustom-made inserts that fit into shoes to provide support and realignment for the feet, ankles, and legs.

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Bulk Billing

We offer fully bulk-billed Medicare consults and do not charge a gap fee. If you have any questions about bulk billed consultations, ask your doctor about an EPC Care Plan or feel free to give us a call and one of our friendly staff can help you.

45 Minute Initial Consults 

Results based. You aren’t just a number and a time.

Multidisciplinary (MDT)

At our Brisbane podiatry clinic, we offer Podiatry, Physiotherapy, Exercise Science, Dietetics, Clinical Pilates, Shockwave, Dry needling and much more all under one roof.

Open Saturdays!

We’re open on Saturdays every week, at every location! Book now as these spaces fill up very quickly. If you can’t find a time that suits you, please call our friendly team on 03 9853 7836 or email us at [email protected]

Expert and Award Winning Physicians

4x Award-winning clinicians with over a combined 40+ years of experience.

We Care

We truly care about you, your history, your injury, and your results. Every treatment strategy is created with you in mind.

Align Health Collective Oakleigh, Melbourne

We are conveniently located near the centre of Brisbane, with plenty of parking available nearby.

Address: 37-41 Warrigal Rd, Hughesdale VIC 3166

Tel: (03) 9853 7836

Email: [email protected]

Walking Instructions (From Oakleigh Station):

  1. Via Warrigal Rd Service Rd (290m, 4 minutes approx.):
    • Begin your journey from your starting point.
    • Head towards Warrigal Rd Service Rd.
    • Follow Warrigal Rd Service Rd all the way.
  2. Via Jones St and Warrigal Rd/State Route 15 (290m, 5 minutes approx.):
    • Proceed to Jones Street and follow it until you reach Warrigal Road/State Route 15.
    • Turn onto Warrigal Rd/State Route 15.
    • Continue on Warrigal Rd/State Route 15.
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Frequently Asked Questions Podiatric

Do orthotics change the shape of your foot?

No, orthotics provide support for your foot to relieve pain. They will not change the shape of your foot, but they will alter your foot posture. 

Can orthotics help with knee pain? 

Yes, because orthotics give your feet additional support, they can make a significant difference in the amount of pain you feel in your knees, lower back, and hips. 

How often should I wear my orthotics? 

Your podiatrist will give you a detailed breakdown and prescribe how frequently you should wear your orthotics. Generally, you will need to wear your orthotics when standing for long periods of time.

Still have questions? Email our friendly team at [email protected] or give us a call.