PhD shoulder injury research

@JCU PhD shoulder injury research

Do you feel a sharp catch in your shoulder when raising your arm and find that it eases when you lower it back down?

Does your shoulder pain make it difficult to undertake daily tasks such as washing your hair, reaching into overhead cupboards or putting on a shirt?

Do you find it painful to lie directly on your sore shoulder when sleeping at night?

These painful signs may suggest you have a shoulder impingement.

Helen Land is a Physiotherapist who has worked in Townsville for more than 20 years. As part of completing her PhD, Helen is conducting a research project on shoulder impingements and is seeking study participants aged between 40 and 60 years.

In return for your participation you will receive physiotherapy treatment for the condition. I

f you would like to participate in this study and meet the research criteria, you will be required to attend the James Cook University Physiotherapy Clinic in Townsville for an initial assessment. You will then need to attend the Clinic twice a week for 3 weeks, once a week for a further 3 weeks, and then be contacted for up to 6 months in relation to your progress.

Please note that if you have previously broken, dislocated or had surgery to the painful shoulder you are not eligible for this study.

If you would like to participate, please contact Helen to express interest.

Phone: 4781 5392 (leave message) Email: helen.land@jcu.edu.au