Frozen shoulder, also known as "adhesive capsulitis" is defined as a loss in range-of-motion in the shoulder joint. The capsule surrounding the shoulder joint may contract and form scar tissue. The cause of a frozen shoulder is not well understood. A frozen shoulder can be caused by an injury or surgery evolving the shoulder, but often a person will experience a frozen shoulder with no known cause. I work with patients in a gentle but effective way to release muscle spasms and scar tissue without the need for surgery.