The Stiff Shoulder & Hydrodilatation

AUD $19.95


The Stiff Shoulder & Hydrodilatation


We have distilled our 25 years of clinical experience treating shoulder stiffness, our experiences with Glenohumeral Joint Hydrodilatation injections and the published research into this 15 page article. 



    • Historical Background
    • What is a Hydrodilatation?
    • Categories of GHJ Stiffness
      • Primary Joint Contracture / Frozen Shoulder
      • Secondary Joint Contracture
    • Indications for a Hydrodilatation
    • Who is most likely to respond to a Hydrodilatation?
    • When is the best time to perform a Hydrodilatation?
    • Patient experiences & Complications post Hydrodilatation


    • Physiotherapy Protocol post-Hydrodilatation
      • 2-4 Days post-Hydro
      • 10 Days post-Hydro
      • 10 Days - 2.5 Wks post-Hydro
      • 2.5-3.5 Wks post-Hydro
      • 3.5-4.5 Wks post-Hydro
      • 4.5-6 Wks post-Hydro
      • 6+ Wks post-Hydro
    • References

What are you purchasing?

You are purchasing a PDF of the article that can be viewed through Adobe reader. To protect your purchase from widespread dissemination the article is password protected and is unable to be printed. You will recieve an email with the password when you purchase the article.


Disclaimer: This information has been written for Practitioners, not Patients.

This information is written to assist Physiotherapists to appropriately manage & treat stiff, inflamed shoulders. Understanding this information assumes:

  • A high level understanding of anatomy, biomechanics and pathology around the shoulder, shoulder girdle and spine;
  • A high level of manual handling skills in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the injured shoulder, shoulder girdle or spine; and
  • A high level understanding of medical ‘red and yellow flag’ warning signs and pathologies that are not of a musculoskeletal origin and that require prompt referral to a medical professional.

This information should not be relied upon by a patient or unqualified Therapist as a substitute for consultation by a qualified medical practitioner or healthcare professional.