An introduction and comprehensive review of all things shoulders. This course is delivered in a hybrid format, with some content online, and some content delivered in-person. It replaces the 2-day shoulder course that Margie has previously offered. There are approximately 5 hours of content in this online section of the course, as well as worksheets and tasks to complete, so please allow enough time to digest the content and carry out the tasks. They are designed to maximise your learning.
This current course is designed for the team at Physio Mechanics in Auckland and access is limited to this group. If you would like to host a similar hybrid course, then please contact us.
This section reviews the anatomy of the shoulder. It is intended to be a reminder for you so that your anatomy is refreshed before we start the course. Feel free to watch the videos at 2x speed :)
Subjective and Objective Assessment
Welcome to this section on the subjective and objective examination of the shoulder.
This section is designed to make you think about the differential diagnosis of the shoulder. There is a short introductory video and then some worksheets to download. You can choose whether you want a paper saving version, or a version that is more spreadout. Whatever works for you. I hope you find this section thought provoking.
This section reviews some of the key concepts as they relate to scapula kinematics and relationships with shoulder pain. There is a brief review of the literature, and then an outline of the scapula assessment that I use in the clinic. Further information regartding treating a scapula dysfunction will be covered in the face-to-face course
Shoulder Instability - Anterior
There are 2 lessons in this section. The first introduces shoulder instability, reviews the case study and some research on predicting recurrent shoulder instability. The second lesson outlines assessment of instability and introduces the treatment options for this population
Shoulder Instability - Posterior and MDI
This section covers both posterior and multi-directional instability. It provides an overview to these presentations and outlines an treatment algorithm for you to follow for people who present with these pathologies
This section covers ACJ anatomy, classification, differential diagnosis and treatment options for people with ACJ pathology.
Stiff Shoulders - Frozen Shoulder and Glenohumeral Joint Osteoarthritis
Thi ssection is a short review of frozen shoulder and GHJ osteoarthritis
Return to Sport
This section covers the common return to sports tests that have been published in the literaure, and outlines use of which tests are relevant and appropriate for which sport. The current limitations of RTS testing are also discussed.