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Frozen Shoulder Treatment In Chelmsford

Effective Shoulder Pain Treatment

By finding the root cause, treating and then creating a plan to keep you pain free…

Common causes of Shoulder Pain

Frozen shoulder commonly affects people between 40 to 60 years old. However, there are many causes of shoulder pain; here are some common causes:

  • Rotator Cuff Injury or Tear: This is an injury to the group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint and provide stability and motion for activities like reaching, throwing, and lifting.
  • Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis): This condition is characterised by shoulder stiffness that gradually worsens over time, making it difficult to move your arm.
  • Bursitis: This occurs when the bursa—the small sacs of fluid that cushion and protect bones and tendons—becomes swollen and inflamed due to repetitive motion or injury.
  • Osteoarthritis: This is a degenerative joint disorder that occurs when the protective cartilage of the shoulder joint begins to break down, leading to pain and stiffness.
  • Labral Tear: This is an injury to the labrum—the fibrocartilaginous rim surrounding the shoulder socket—caused by trauma or repetitive motion.
  • Tendinitis: This is an inflammation of the tendons in the shoulder, usually caused by overuse or repetitive motions.

Our Osteopaths & Fees

Principal Osteopath

45 Minutes First Appointment £85
30 Minutes Return Appointment £66

Senior Osteopaths

45 Minutes First Appointment £75
30 Minutes Return Appointment £60

Associate Osteopaths

45 Minutes First Appointment £65
30 Minutes Return Appointment £54
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Shoulder pain explained

Shoulder pain is any discomfort or soreness that occurs in or around the shoulder joint. It can range from mild to severe and is often caused by an injury, medical condition, or repetitive motion. Common symptoms of shoulder pain include stiffness, swelling, tenderness, weakness, and limited mobility. Treatment depends on the cause of the pain and can include rest, physical therapy, medications, or surgery.

How does an Osteopath treat shoulder pain?

Osteopathic treatment of shoulder pain involves manual stretching, manipulation, and mobilisation techniques to improve mobility in the joint and reduce stiffness. Osteopaths may also use massage, exercise therapy, taping or bracing, hydrotherapy, and lifestyle advice to help relieve pain and promote healing. Osteopathy can help treat a wide range of shoulder injuries, including rotator cuff tears, labral tears, frozen shoulder, bursitis, and tendinitis.

How long does it typically take to recover from shoulder pain?

Recovery time from shoulder pain and injury varies depending on the cause, severity of symptoms, and treatment plan. Generally speaking, mild to moderate injuries that are adequately treated should take several weeks to heal. Severe injuries may take longer to recover from.

Treatment Summary

Treatment

The osteopath will then use gentle manipulation, stretching and massage to help reduce pain and stiffness.

No. Of Visits

In some cases, a single visit may be enough to reduce pain and discomfort. In more severe or long-term conditions, a course of treatments may be necessary to achieve lasting relief.

Rehabilitation

We will also provide advice on lifestyle changes, such as exercise or ways to improve posture, that can help support recovery.

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Osteopath Reviews

Keeping Chelmsford Moving
Velda Curry
Velda Curry
08:44 04 Jul 24
Chris and team are professional, knowledgeable, kind and positive.I visited recently for a shoulder problem and after a couple of treatments and doing the exercises it's much better. Osteopathy has changed, no more the crunching a cracking of your joints, it's gentle rhythmic massage with some deep manipulations, not painful.I recommend this type of therapy.Sign up for the heathly news letter, it's always an interesting read.
David Brett
David Brett
15:32 15 Apr 24
Very good friendly service, would recommend to anyone.
Terry Quigley
Terry Quigley
10:28 25 Mar 24
My experience with Forte has proved exceptional. My engagement has been with Gemma, sports massage expert. I went for a specific issue and now regularly go because she has (a) solved the problem and (b) worked hard on reoccurrence and general well being. If anyone needs a sports massage try her. You won't be disappointed.
Mike Venner
Mike Venner
11:05 16 Mar 24
Took my wife kicking and screaming as she didn't think it would solve her week long back pain. An hour later she came out with a beaming smile and I had the look of "I told you so".Awesome service, no doubt we will be back
Stephen Kemp
Stephen Kemp
14:28 07 Feb 24
Vey good visit went through what treatment I would need very good treatment very polite has helped my condition hopefully will progress to terminate the pain I am suffering
Maurice Crockard
Maurice Crockard
13:50 05 Oct 23
Chris sorted out my long-standing neck problem which was showing no signs of improving through rest. Great guy - give him a go and I don't think you'll regret it.
Charlotte
Charlotte
12:04 18 Sep 23
Everytime ive needed treatment for my pain the staff have been so lovely, informative and helpful. I always recommend these guys to anyone as i know they go above and beyond to help you. Big shoutout to the new assiocate osteopath Harry who is very down to earth and easy to have a chat with. He did a great job of treating my shoulder pain, informing me about next steps to take, exercises to do and making me feel at ease. 👍✨️
Amar Mistry
Amar Mistry
11:39 02 Aug 23
Fantastic clinic, Chris has always been able to get me moving again from running injuries, martial arts to crossfit.Worth a visit!
Lucy Hughes
Lucy Hughes
12:59 25 Jul 23
Can't recommend Chris and his team highly enough. Professional, knowledgeable, and all round miracle-worker!
guy oliver
guy oliver
11:50 25 Jul 23
Went for a first appointment for RSI with Chris. Simply incredible. Listened carefully, very calm and then offered helpful advice. Worked on my back and shoulders and arms and explained connections between different parts. Provided exercises via video and Youtube (for a secondary issue which he was kind enough to offer help on as well even though the session was meant for RSI). Already booked a 2nd appointment and feeling super happy.The receptionist was lovely and kind and the atmosphere of the place is superb as well. 10/10 overall for everything.
Tom Regan
Tom Regan
20:55 03 Jul 23
It's such a welcoming atmosphere in the clinic, and the team at Forte are outstanding! Very knowledgeable and they work with you to support your injury/condition! Highly recommend!!
Verity Roberson
Verity Roberson
18:37 24 Jun 23
I've seen Niro on and off for a few years now when needed and would highly recommend. I even took my 11 years old daughter who's Autistic to see him, he was amazing with her. His manner is professional but friendly. I've previously had a negative experience with another well known clinic in Chelmsford, felt as if they were just interested in the money and doing more treatments than needed, i have never had this with Niro. Great staff, lovely place, highly recommended.
Lay T
Lay T
10:55 06 Jun 23
Great first appointment, Chris listened hard and responded with appropriate treatment
liam tulit
liam tulit
06:25 04 May 23
I had an excellent and professional experience at the Forte Physical Health Osteopathy Clinic, thanks to Gemma's exceptional skills. The treatment left me feeling absolutely rejuvenated, and I won't hesitate to recommend her services to my friends and family. I am definitely looking forward to returning for another amazing massage!
Tracy Chaplin
Tracy Chaplin
04:04 03 May 23
Very Comfortable there,great people and very helpful 👌 👍 ☺️
Hayley Watts
Hayley Watts
10:01 12 Apr 23
Highly recommend. Having been recommended myself!
Pete
Pete
12:06 22 Mar 23
I have been looked after by James and couldn’t recommend high enough. After 3 visits my back pain has disappeared and was treated extremely well by James and the team. Very friendly and I will recommend to anyone!
Jordan Powell
Jordan Powell
19:25 14 Mar 23
I've been in and had a sports massage with Gemma multiple times now and have always left feeling so much better. Would 100% recommend to any office workers that are slouched over a desk all day and suffering with pain.
Darren Hadlow
Darren Hadlow
18:25 22 Feb 23
Contacted Forte Physical Health OsteopathsGreat friendly conversation with receptionist that booked me in with James C that has provided me with a great friendly service.I would defiantly recommend and have recommended people to this practice
David Cullen
David Cullen
15:04 17 Feb 23
Great place Niro has sorted my back out no end very professional and knowledgeable.
John Matthews
John Matthews
11:28 04 Feb 23
Very knowledgeable and good at pinpointing problem. Exercise program backed up by u-tube video to enable accurate execution. Car parking available on site.
Justin Lloyd
Justin Lloyd
09:39 15 Oct 22
Chris and his team offerJust a fantastic practice,offering great advice and support with a wide range of treatment plans to help all ages with any ailments..🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Catherine Marriott
Catherine Marriott
07:44 13 Oct 22
I have seen Chris several times in relation to running injuries. Not only is he helpful and knowledgeable on the injury I have presented with but he is very keen to advise on how I can help myself with my running in the long term - he has made me think differently about how I run and what my long term aims are. Chris very much sees the "whole picture" and will send helpful videos and links to you by email after your consultation if necessary.
Neil Boughen
Neil Boughen
10:44 07 Oct 22
Amazing treatment to help me recover from a sports injury. James Di Cicco is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. I will be going back the next time I manage to injure myself! Highly recommended
Keith Stanley (Stan)
Keith Stanley (Stan)
17:49 16 Sep 22
Chris must be one of the best in his field. He's put me back together a few times, and will probably help me on my road to recovery the next time I injure myself.
Adam Moody
Adam Moody
21:18 27 Jul 22
Saw James P today who was very helpful and gave me instant relief after treatment and some homework to be getting on with until my next visit. I have also seen Chris in the past regarding a separate issue and still have the videos on my phone with the stretches to refer to when I need to stretch out. Great place and great team. I've never been one for going to these sorts of places and was a little apprehensive as to what to expect compared to your standard gp visit however, it's nothing like that and I have 100% confidence that my current issue will be resolved as was the previous. 👍👍👍
G M
G M
05:57 08 Jul 22
Always get great treatment here, the team are very helpful and Chris Branch is excellent
Vicky Gallagher
Vicky Gallagher
08:21 05 May 22
Chris views are sometimes outside the box which I find very helpful. Today's email was about motivation and I will remember and act on his advice as it makes such sense.
Brian Harris
Brian Harris
11:07 22 Apr 22
Chris Branch is an excellent osteopath and I strongly recommend him as he has helped me with my back problems. By seeing him regularly and doing the exercises he provides, I am pleased to be pain free and able to live a normal active life.
Balaji L
Balaji L
22:49 29 Mar 22
Acupuncture sports massage was provided by Gemma Templeton, it was a professional care massage. She was very professional and friendly. I highly recommend her and this health clinic.
Gina Cleere
Gina Cleere
20:26 24 Mar 22
Really friendly and helpful, I has a running assessment with Chris which was both interesting and very revealing. Professional service with lots of helpful info and some great solutions. Parking is available behind the surgery.
Louise Fairman
Louise Fairman
16:29 21 Feb 22
Quality osteopaths. Chris is great
Zoe Jasztal
Zoe Jasztal
20:38 14 Oct 21
I have seen James and Niro and both guys have helped my ongoing neck issue so much! A brilliant clinic with a truly excellent team.
Trudy herholdt
Trudy herholdt
15:08 28 Sep 21
Niro is very good and a lovely person. Always feel better after a treatment
Ruth Muller
Ruth Muller
20:04 26 Aug 21
This place is the best and the staff are very good and helpful.The service is excellent.
Holly Gregory
Holly Gregory
11:18 19 Aug 21
I can't recommend Forte highly enough. Niro was my osteopath for several months and was very warm, professional and thorough. His suspected diagnosis was confirmed by an MRI and he helped me to manage my pain via treatment until I needed to have surgery to resolve the problem fully. The ​practice is very clean and covid safe. Should I need an osteopath again I won't hesitate to go back.
Joseph Wareham
Joseph Wareham
18:21 02 Nov 20
Niro is a top level G. Feel like a million bucks after a session
Lynsey Smith
Lynsey Smith
10:58 29 Oct 20
The highest levels of service, professionalism and expertise all delivered by an extremely friendly team. I cannot recommend Chris and the Forte team highly enough.
Joyce Paramor
Joyce Paramor
05:05 20 Oct 20
I feel very safe it is very clean and staff are polite and helpful , keeps me out of pain
Mark Godson
Mark Godson
16:13 11 Sep 20
Excellent osteopath and friendly colleagues; modern, clean premises; parking; walking distance from city centre.
Catherine Mears
Catherine Mears
11:46 09 Jun 20
Fantastic and professional service by Chris. I had left a note on my booking prior to my visit as I had never visited an osteopath before and was a little apprehensive, especially during these strange times - Chris responded very promptly and put my mind at ease straight away. He was extremely informative during the appointment and I left feeling a few feet taller! Since then, my back has improved rapidly and I am continuing the recommended stretches at home. The clinic itself is spotless and Chris has taken more than appropriate measures to ensure that the guidelines are followed. I will certainly recommend the clinic to anyone and look forward to visiting again in the future! Thanks again, Chris!
Eleanor Sampson
Eleanor Sampson
13:41 21 Apr 20
I have been seeing Niro for osteopathy on and off for 2 years now. I have a recurring back issue from a childhood sports injury which is further exacerbated by the strain that pregnancy and breastfeeding puts on my body, meaning I need some work 1 or 2 times a year, and he's always been able to help me in a couple of sessions.He does really good soft tissue work as well as manipulation (i.e. when your back cracks).Initially I was a bit worried seeing a male osteopath as previously I have gone to centres that specialise in women's care, but Niro is super professional and kind, and I would recommend him to anyone that is having back,/neck/hip etc pain.
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Chris Branch
Principal Osteopath

We understand that taking the first steps to becoming pain free is always a big decision.

I'd like to personally reassure you that every case is dealt with respectfully, transparently and with care.

Please book your initial appointment and our knowledgeable practitioners will be able to guide you toward feeling great again.

Private Health Insurance

Osteopathy is often covered by private health insurance, but in some cases it is an additional element of the policy or you may need to get a referral from your GP or approval in advance. It is best to contact your insurer and ask about the details and process for your particular policy. We can invoice direct to the insurer if appropriate.

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