What is ASD?

ASD: Arthroscopic Sub-Acromial Decompression, also known as an Acromioplasty is a procedure carried out on the shoulder joint to treat shoulder impingement.

Shoulder impingement occurs when the space within the joint becomes restricted, causing the bones, tendons and bursa to rub together. This results in pain on movement.

ASD aims to increase the joint space by removing bony spurs which can develop on the acromion bone. This relieves pressure on bursa and tendons, reducing pain and increasing ease and range of movement

Physiotherapy is necessary post-op in order to restore normal movement patterns, reduce pain and strengthen the shoulder. At Jonathan Clark Physiotherapy, our therapists can offer individualised exercise plans to prevent shoulder stiffness, allowing you to get back to the activities you love!