Therapeutic Streams in Oshawa, your trusted partner for holistic, personalized frozen shoulder treatment, offers expert physiotherapy services to alleviate shoulder pain and enhance mobility.

Understanding Adhesive Capsulitis

Adhesive capsulitis is a condition characterized by stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint. It occurs when the capsule of the shoulder joint becomes thickened and tight, leading to a loss of movement. This condition can greatly affect one’s lifestyle, limiting the ability to perform daily tasks and enjoy an active life.

The Prevalence of Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder can affect anyone but is more common in people aged 40 to 60. It often develops in one shoulder and can be more prevalent in individuals with certain conditions such as diabetes or thyroid disease.

Impact on Mobility and Lifestyle

The progression of adhesive capsulitis can be slow and can significantly impact quality of life by restricting movement and causing chronic pain. The condition typically develops in three stages: freezing, frozen, and thawing, each affecting an individual’s ability to perform routine activities.

Frozen Shoulder Symptoms and Causes

Early recognition and understanding of adhesive capsulitis are crucial for effective treatment. Common symptoms include:

  • Gradual onset of a dull or aching shoulder pain.
  • Limited movement in the shoulder.
  • Stiffness that worsens over time.
  • Difficulty with activities such as dressing or reaching overhead.

Common Causes:

  • Immobilization: Following surgery or an arm fracture.
  • Chronic Diseases: Such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease.
  • Hormonal Imbalances: Including thyroid disorders.

Your Path to Recovery with Therapeutic Streams

At Therapeutic Streams, we adopt a comprehensive and personalized approach to treat adhesive capsulitis, aiming for the best outcomes for our clients.

Comprehensive Assessment

Our initial step involves an in-depth assessment to assess your condition accurately. This includes a physical examination and a review of your medical history.

Personalized Treatment Plans

Based on the assessment, we create a tailored treatment plan to address your specific situation. Our objective extends beyond pain relief to address the underlying causes of adhesive capsulitis and prevent its recurrence.

Advanced Physiotherapy Techniques

Our approach to treatment includes various advanced physiotherapy techniques:

  • Manual Therapy: Mobilization techniques to increase joint mobility and decrease pain.
  • Customized Exercise Programs: Exercises aimed at restoring shoulder movement and reducing stiffness.
  • Pain Management: Techniques to manage and reduce shoulder pain.
  • Education and Support: Guidance on managing your condition and preventing future episodes.

Focused on Rehabilitation and Strength

Rehabilitation focuses on regaining strength and mobility in the shoulder. Our physiotherapists will guide you through exercises designed to restore function and prevent future occurrences of adhesive capsulitis.

Our Broad Range of Services

In addition to physiotherapy, Therapeutic Streams offers a wide range of services to address a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.

Choose Therapeutic Streams for Expert Care

Selecting Therapeutic Streams means choosing a clinic dedicated to providing excellence in physiotherapy care. Our experienced therapists, modern facility, and client-centred approach ensure you receive the highest standard of treatment.

Our Commitment:

  • A team of dedicated professionals.
  • Cutting-edge treatment modalities.
  • A holistic focus on complete recovery and wellness.

Ready to Begin Your Frozen Shoulder Recovery?

If adhesive capsulitis is impacting your life, take the first step towards regaining your mobility by contacting Therapeutic Streams in Oshawa. Our team is ready to support you with a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs. Let us help you move freely again and return to the activities you enjoy.

Personalized Care for Common Shoulder Conditions

  • Rotator Cuff Tendinitis 
  • Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Bursitis
  • Shoulder Dislocation/Subluxation
  • Shoulder Labrum Tear
  • Scapular Dyskinesis
  • Shoulder Osteoarthritis (Arthritis)

Adhesive Capsulitis Treatment Oshawa FAQs

How Long Does It Typically Take To Recover From Adhesive Capsulitis With Treatment?

Recovery time from adhesive capsulitis varies significantly among individuals, largely dependent on the treatment’s timeliness and the condition’s severity. With consistent, tailored physiotherapy, many individuals begin to see improvement within a few weeks to months. However, complete recovery, where clients regain full shoulder function and pain relief, can take anywhere from 6 months to 2 years. Our treatments are designed to expedite this process and provide you with strategies to manage symptoms during your recovery.

What Can I Do at Home To Support My Recovery From Adhesive Capsulitis?

Home-based care is a crucial component of your recovery. We recommend adhering to a daily routine of prescribed exercises to improve range of motion and strength gradually. Additionally, applying heat or cold packs can help manage pain and inflammation. It’s also important to modify activities that exacerbate your symptoms, focusing on maintaining gentle movement in your shoulder. Our team will provide you with detailed guidance and support to ensure your home care complements your in-clinic treatments effectively.

Can Adhesive Capsulitis Recur After Treatment?

Although treatment significantly reduces the risk of recurrence, adhesive capsulitis can recur, especially if factors, such as diabetes or thyroid disorders, remain unmanaged. Our approach includes not only treating the current condition but also implementing preventive strategies to reduce the likelihood of recurrence. This involves education on shoulder health maintenance, exercises to maintain mobility and strength, and monitoring for early signs of the condition returning.

How Can I Prevent Adhesive Capsulitis From Developing in My Other Shoulder?

Preventing adhesive capsulitis in the unaffected shoulder involves maintaining good shoulder mobility and strength through regular, balanced exercise. It’s also crucial to manage risk factors that can contribute to the condition, such as controlling blood sugar levels in diabetes and maintaining an active lifestyle. Early intervention at the slightest sign of shoulder discomfort can prevent the full development of the condition. We’ll work with you to create a preventive care plan tailored to your needs and risk factors.

Therapeutic Streams
282 King St W, Oshawa, ON L1J 2J9, Canada


Monday to Saturday: 9 AM – 8 PM
Sunday: Closed