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Frozen Shoulder? A Niel-Asher Technique ™ Approach


If you have ever suffered from frozen shoulder, then you know how painful and frustrating the healing process can be. With the standard recommended therapy, resolution could take from 6 months to 3 years. To go through a painful therapy two to three times per week seems daunting. That’s because it is.

Fortunately, there is another option…. Niel-Asher Technique ™. This is a trademarked technique that has astounding results with only one treatment per week. Below is the chart for the standard timeline of without treatment vs with the Niel-Asher Technique ™:

Without Treatment Niel-Asher Technique ™

Pre-Freezing (0-4 weeks) 1-5 Sessions

Freezing (1-8 months) 7-13 Sessions

Frozen (9-16 months) 5-8 Sessions

Thawing (12-40 months) 4-7 Sessions

To better understand your options for treatment you must first understand the condition itself. Frozen shoulder is a type of adhesive capsulitis. This is where the capsule of the shoulder joint becomes inflamed and subsequently infiltrated with scar/adhesive tissue which “freezes” the movement of the arm and causes significant pain. In time the muscles become atrophied and weak. You begin to guard the pain by restricting your movement which just limits movement further as the scar tissue accumulates. There are other conditions that have tendencies to afflict someone with frozen shoulder that can potentially prolong the recovery time. Fortunately, Niel-Asher Technique ™ can address all of these while treating the frozen shoulder.

Niel-Asher Technique ™ can also treat the common associated phenomena of frozen shoulder including but not limited to:

• Adhesions between the layers of the sub acromial bursa (adhesive bursitis)

• Extra-articular adhesions

• Adherence of the anterior and inferior capsular folds to each other and the adjacent glenoid

• Contracture of subscapularis and the biceps tendon.

• Shortening of the coracohumeral ligament

• Contracture of the girdle muscles

• Stenosis of the biceps tendon.

If you suffer from frozen shoulder and want to expedite your recovery time, then the Niel-Asher Technique ™ could be right for you.

Dr. Chris believes that every body has the ability to heal under the right circumstances.

For more information or to schedule an appointment call Pure Health Services at 732.747.0083, or visit purehealthnj.com.

This article appears in the March issue of Natural Awakenings Monmouth/Ocean edition, click here to subscribe.

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