Rocktape for treatment of shoulder issues
(Here is a recent interesting client story that we would like to share.)
Geoff* is a 54 year old electrician that works 55-60 hours a week, he lives with his wife and 2 children. He recently came into our Morphett Vale practice seeking help for pain that he was experiencing in his right shoulder. He reported that he had difficulties moving his shoulder especially during overhead activities. The pain began 2 months ago and progressed to a stage where he was unable to do some of his jobs at work.
Our Physio completed a thorough assessment of his shoulder, posture etc and found that the pain was a result of impingement of a rotator
cuff tendon. This was followed by manual therapy, education on posture correction and modification of activities. As posture was believed to be one of
the significant contributing factors, the Physio applied Rocktape as a posture correction technique. This made Geoff* aware of his slouching at work and also
aided in healing the inflamed tendon. Geoff* soon realised that having the tape on was beneficial to his shoulder function as it began to improve. As a result
of this technique Geoff* now has residual stiffness in his shoulder and is able to work full time without any restrictions.
*The name has been changed to protect the privacy of our client.