I recently had the second session with my client suffering from a classic supraspinatus tendinitis to see how he has fared since my first treatment. To my amazement he has seen an almost 100% improvement, with almost no discomfort on abduction, when sleeping or at the insertion point on the humerus. The only residual problem appears to be a couple of knots in the mid fibres of the trapezius on the same side. An important factor in the recovery appears to be heeding my advice to rest the shoulder as much as possible and also increase daily water intake which was previously rather low.
This improvement is really encouraging as I felt that my first treatment was perhaps a little conservative and was expecting to do more deep tissue work this time with only modest initial improvement. So, I repeated the inital work (stretching, mobilisation, soft tissue work) and performed a little deep work to the body of supraspinatus, focussing on stretching it into the supraspinous fossa. Then of course deeper topical work into the knots themselves.
Next session will be in 2 to 3 weeks depending on how it holds up but hopefully the injury will continue it's successful progress so far. All-in-all a very encouraging.