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Welcome to The Cape Hand Clinic - Specialised Management Of Shoulder Injuries

At our physiotherapy clinic in Cape Town, we understand the complexity and impact of shoulder injuries on your daily life and physical function. We offer specialized management of shoulder injuries, providing comprehensive assessment, evidence-based treatments, and personalized rehabilitation programs to help you recover and regain optimal shoulder function. Whether you’re experiencing acute pain, recovering from surgery, or managing a chronic shoulder condition, our skilled physiotherapists are here to support you throughout your shoulder injury journey.

Understanding Shoulder Injuries

Shoulder injuries can result from various causes, including trauma, overuse, sports activities, degenerative conditions, or repetitive motions. These injuries may involve structures such as the rotator cuff, labrum, bursa, tendons, or ligaments, leading to pain, limited mobility, weakness, instability, and functional limitations. Proper management of shoulder injuries is crucial to promote healing, reduce pain, restore range of motion, improve strength, and prevent long-term complications.

Our Approach to Specialised Management of Shoulder Injuries

At our clinic, we take a comprehensive and personalized approach to the management of shoulder injuries. Our highly skilled physiotherapists will perform a detailed assessment, considering your medical history, symptoms, functional limitations, and specific shoulder injury diagnosis. Based on this evaluation, we will develop an individualized treatment plan that may include:

  1. Pain Management: We will employ various techniques to reduce pain and inflammation, such as manual therapy, modalities like heat or ice therapy, and electrotherapy modalities like ultrasound or TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation).

  2. Rehabilitation Exercises: We will prescribe specific exercises to improve range of motion, strength, stability, and functional movement patterns of the shoulder joint. These exercises will be tailored to your specific injury and stage of recovery.

  3. Manual Therapy: Hands-on techniques, including joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization, and myofascial release, will be used to restore joint mobility, reduce muscle tension, and improve tissue flexibility.

  4. Functional Rehabilitation: We will incorporate functional exercises that mimic your daily activities or sports-specific movements to ensure a smooth transition back to your regular routines or sports activities.

  5. Education and Self-Care: We will provide you with education on shoulder anatomy, injury prevention, proper posture, and self-care techniques that you can implement at home to support your recovery and prevent future injuries.

Collaborative Care and Progress Monitoring

We believe in a collaborative approach to shoulder injury management. Our physiotherapists work closely with other healthcare professionals, such as orthopedic surgeons or sports medicine specialists, to ensure a comprehensive and coordinated treatment plan. Throughout your rehabilitation journey, we will monitor your progress, make necessary adjustments to your treatment plan, and provide ongoing support to help you achieve optimal outcomes.

Regain Shoulder Function Today

If you're experiencing shoulder pain, limited mobility, or functional limitations, our specialized management of shoulder injuries can help you on your path to recovery. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and begin your personalized treatment plan for regaining optimal shoulder function.

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Why Choose Us

“Each of our clients is unique and their treatment needs may differ. That’s why we take an individual approach to understanding the specific needs and goals of each of our clients. We customize treatment plans to suit our clients’ needs..”

Nureesah Hendricks

frequently asked questions

Do you have any questions?


We consult Mondays to Fridays from 8am to 5pm. In case of an emergency, special arrangements can be made on weekends and after hours.

Hand injuries will require a 30 minute session which includes assessment and treatment. Shoulder, back and neck injuries/pain will require a 1 hour session.

No, you can schedule an appointment without a refferal. We are first line practioners and are able to diganose your condition. Furthermore, we have orthopedic upper limb specialists on site which will enable effective medical management. 

In general, we charge for the physiotherapy modalities used in your session. The cost of your session may vary depending on the treatment required on the day. You are welcome to contact us for a quote.

We charge medical aid rates; however, we are a cash based practice and accept payment on the day. You are welcome to submit your physiotherapy invoice to your medical aid for reinbursement.

Yes, you can pay with all major cards except "American Express".

Our practice is POPI Act complaint. Please refer to our POPI guide.

Bussiness Hours

Monday 08:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday 08:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday 08:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday 08:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday 08:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday CLOSED