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Pro Dental SA is an Adelaide Family Dental Surgery that places an emphasis on preventative care and maintenance. Our Adelaide Dentists are focused on delivering high quality treatments and services in a relaxed and family friendly environment.

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Pro Physio SA is an Adelaide Physio and Pilates Practice that is focused on providing the very best physiotherapy treatment, intervention and rehabilitation.


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Pro Podiatry SA is an Adelaide based Podiatry and Orthotic Practice. With an emphasis on communication and education, our Adelaide Podiatrists can help devise a management plan to help treat and resolve a range of complex foot and ankle conditions.

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Pro Psychology SA is an Adelaide Psychology Practice, that prides itself on a commitment to professional quality care to achieve the best possible outcomes and goals for individuals, couples and families.

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Pro Nutrition SA is an Adelaide based Dietetic Practice. We aim to provide optimal patient care with an emphasis on dietary advice & education by providing tailored recommendations that are specific to each patient's needs.

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Pro Remedial SA is an Adelaide Remedial Massage Practice that is focused on assisting patients in all aspects of Remedial Massage, Sports Massage and Therapeutic Massage, including Sports Injury Management, Positional Release, Cupping Therapy, Acupressure and Lymphatic Drainage.

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Pro Studio SA is an Adelaide based Pilates Studio, Gym and Rehabilitation Facility. Pro Studio SA offers a safe environment for individuals looking to implement a program of muscular strengthening, conditioning and/or specialised rehabilitation under the careful instruction of our team of Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists and Personal Trainers.

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Pro Exercise SA is an Adelaide based Exercise Physiology Practice that focuses on prevention and treatment of injury and chronic illness through structured exercise participation.




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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

What it does?

Thoracic outlet syndrome is a condition where symptoms are produced from compression of nerves or blood vessels, or both, because of an inadequate passageway through the area between the base of the neck and the armpit. Numbness and tingling through the fingers, pain in the shoulder, arms and neck are caused by the compressed nerves through the upper anterior torso. The passageway that these nerves and blood vessels use to exit the chest is referred to as the thoracic outlet, which supplies the upper extremities. Bordering around the thoracic outlet is also muscle, bone and other tissue.

Any condition that results in the enlargement of the tissue near the thoracic outlet can cause Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. These conditions can be: muscle enlargement, injuries, an extra rib extending from the neck, weight gain and in rare cases tumours at the top of the lung. Often no specific cause is detectable.

How to tell if you have it?

Thoracic outlet syndrome symptoms include:

  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Arm pain
  • Numbness and tingling of the fingers, and
  • Restricted circulation to the extremities (shoulders, arms, neck) causing discolouration.

How to treat it?

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome can be treated with conservative measures that usually consist of stretching the Thoracic Outlet Рthese can be performed either with or without weights in the hands to pull the outlet into a relaxed open position. Shoulder shrugging exercises can be done to relax the muscles around the outlet and relieve tension in the bordering muscles and tissue. Massage is a great mechanism in the management of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, by treating the muscles around and near the thoracic outlet to reduce the amount of compression on those nerves due to tight muscles.

If these symptoms are similar to what you are experiencing, or if you have general shoulder and neck pain, book in with one of our remedial massage health care professionals located at 5 convenient locations. Visit prohealthcare.com.au or phone us at Pro Health Care Mitcham, Kidman Park, Hope Valley, Stirling or Norwood to book an appointment.

Tyler Jarman, Massage Therapist

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