We see a lot of frozen shoulder here. We have a systematic approach to treating this frustrating and painful condition. If you’re reading this you probably have frozen shoulder(adhesive capsulitis) so we’ll keep this post short and sweet and avoid all the risk factors, definitions and so forth. The bad news with this condition is it can take a long time to beat. The good news is, most of these are self-limiting. That means it does get better in time. There is light at the end of the tunnel. We can help reduce pain and speed the progression in any of the three stages. The specific treatment rendered is dependent on the stage. There are clinical tests and historical clues that let us know which types of techniques and exercises to utilize. There is good scientific literature and support for the use of high intensity laser therapy for this condition as well as specific manual therapy techniques including active release technique.