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Labrum Tear


The labrum is the soft tissue that is attached to and wraps around the socket of the shoulder joint . Its function is to deepen the socket, to allow the ball of the shoulder joint to fit into its socket properly. It can be injured either acutely with a fall or chronically from being exposed to certain positions continuously (often overhead/ and/or across the body) over time . Like the rotator cuff, if fully torn, it may require surgery. If partially torn, physiotherapy is often the prescribed.


How Angela Simpson Physiotherapy can help:


  • restoring and/or improving functional movement
  • alleviating the pain caused by the tear by doing hands on manual treatment to re-balance the length and strength of the muscles and help re-align the joint
  • an exercise program to help restore strength and muscle balance to the shoulder girdle complex