Evidence-based clinical guidelines for the diagnosis, assessment and physiotherapy management of contracted (frozen) shoulder: Endorsed by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Nigel C A Hanchard, Lorna M. Goodchild, Jackie Thompson, Tracey O'Brien, Christine Richardson, Dot Davison, Helen Watson, Mary Wragg, Sibongile Mtopo, Martin Scott

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    Abstract

    An estimated 50–80% of people with shoulder pain don’t seek medical attention
    for it. Despite this, shoulder pain is the third most common musculoskeletal reason for people to visit their GPs, and around 15% of these people are referred
    for physiotherapy in the three years following their initial consultations (reviewed by Linsell et al 2006). Others will consult a physiotherapist in the first
    instance. For physiotherapists, therefore, as well as sufferers and GPs among others, shoulder pain is a significant problem.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherThe Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
    Number of pages178
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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