Welcome! You are booked for MCD non-surgical operation in Melville, Hamilton NZ in near future. Here we have some information to help you to arrange your trip and prepare yourself for the procedure.
Hands On Group
8 Urlich ave, Melville, Hamilton NZ
Please start following this Nutrition Plan (open pdf-file) now!
It will help to reduce inflammation in your shoulder.
Please read this Post-op booklet (open pdf-file, last upload July, 2017).
These exercises are very important. In the first 24 hours you need to do these every hour, even waking up during night for best results.
Please take your x-rays (neck and shoulder) with you on disk or flash drive (or the originals on film).
Originals (digital or on film) allow us to see more details. If you have MRIs, you can take these with you too.
If some x-rays are missing, let us know in advance what x-rays are missing so we can prepare the referral note for our x-ray clinic.
Consider having someone here with you.
It is highly recommended that you have someone with you–especially for the first night after the procedure. They can also support you during the procedure. Most importantly after the procedure, it is helpful to have someone who can assist you with the exercises and provide moral support.
Please watch this video and learn how to breathe and move during the procedure.
Breathing correctly during the procedure and while doing the exercises is very helpful.
Wear comfortable clothes for procedure (no shoes). Therapist Linley Leuthard needs to have access to your shoulder and neck.
For women we suggest to wear either a sports bra or a sleeveless top (tank-top, strap-top etc) – for your own comfort.
See the video on our Facebook page.
Please read the Frozen Shoulder Frequently Asked Questions
The motor lodge close to the clinic that we have had previous OAT patients stay at which is fairly new, and nicely appointed with large rooms is the Argent Motor Lodge. The owner and staff are very accommodating:
Argent Motor Lodge
27 Lorne Street, Hamilton, 3206, New Zealand
We take payment at our head office in Toronto, Canada.