Shoulder Pain

Can’t sleep on your shoulder at night? Pain shoots when you move or twist your arm in certain positions. Pain has been lingering for some time now..

Don’t leave your shoulder pain for long. Why?…the sooner you have your pain managed, the quicker your shoulder or any injury will return back to normal functioning.

Tendon tears that are left for some time, develop chronic tissue changes, and eventually develop calcified deposits. Essentially that is bone growing and replacing your tendon. These chronic changes can never be reversed.

You may have fallen off your bike and damaged your neck and shoulder. Pain can also occur from inflammed sacks of fluid that sits in our shoulder. These cushioning structures are called Bursae. Inflammation of these 2 subdeltoid or subacrominal bursae are very painful and can range from mild to severe pain and dysfunction. Treatment is targeted at your posture static strength, posture and rotator cuff muscle power.

Sometimes it is essential to have an ultrasound scan to further assess tendon integrity and burase inflammation. These scans are helpful in further diagnosis pathology and ensure treatment is more targeted.

If pain persists or we are not achieving WEEKLY improvements then we will refer you to a Sports Physician for further assessment, scans and injections for pain relief.

Become pain free with Bodyreform, we will try out very best to manage any joint pain you may be suffering from.


After my second baby was born, my body was a wreck, with constant back and pelvic pain that made it hard to cope with the physical demands of being a mother. Regular physio – and lots of care, support and encouragement – from Sarah has made a vast difference. I’m far stronger and very nearly pain-free – better than I was before I had children.

– Nicki Judkins

Nicki Judkins
I was 44 when I first went to Sarah with a background of sports injuries related to running. I have previously had several years of treatment from physiotherapists but continued to suffer from injuries as my running distances increased. Since being treated by Sarah I have been able to complete both a half marathon and my first full marathon – both in times I was delighted with. I am in no doubt that without her ongoing care I would not have been able to achieve my marathon goal.
-Carolyn Burnet
Carolyn Burnet
As a New Zealand age group representative duathlete, I was experiencing regular and ongoing muscular problems in both lower legs. Since attending Sarah’s one-on-one Pilates sessions, my leg problems have completely disappeared. Sarah’s innovative ideas and caring communication have made what started out as a trying ordeal into a weekly Pilates session that I now look forward to.
-Chris Fletcher
Chris Fletcher
I have been coming to Bodyreform for about 8 years after years of on / off treatment for a lower back problem which resulted in sciatic pain. Not only did they remove the pain, but they also taught me how to support and manage the problem through strengthening my inner core muscles and correcting my posture. Body Reform’s Physios worked hard on my rehabilitation and they maintain a strong relationship / friendship with me that ensures I can look forward to aging gracefully and in a pain free fashion.

-Jan Woodhouse

Jan Woodhouse, FNZILA
NZILA Registered Landscape Architect

Jan Woodhouse