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Physiotherapist, Nutritionist - Answered on Sep 29, 2023

Rebecca Pinto is a physiotherapist, nutritionist and founder of Dr Rebecca's Physiotherapy.
She has been helping patients with physical difficulties resulting from illness, injuries and ageing for over nine years.
She holds a bachelor's degree in physiotherapy from SKN College of Physiotherapy, Pune. Rebecca is also a certified PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) practitioner and has trained in dry needling, spinal manipulation and cupping procedures as well.... more
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Hi Doctor, i am 41 years ( F). ..i have right shoulder adhesive capsulitis from May 2023. Till now it has not improved significantly, despite of continuous physiotheraphy..plus last 2 months i have started sidha treatments also. Now i stopped physio and started similar thokkanam treatment using herbal oils....pain has reduced but hand is still having the limitation..cant lift up to 90 deg. How long this will take to recover ?

Ans: It usually doesn’t take to long to recover. Please go to a good physio centre and get treated. Also make sure you do not stress and trigger the shoulder after therapy hours
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