This course is a part of the Sporting UpperLimb Series, you can buy the whole serie or only this episode on shoulder!
Shoulders are complex and what makes them more complex is the mixed messages coming from many practitioners on how shoulders should be assessed and managed. Should we use ‘special’ orthopedic tests as part of our approach? Well, you could however the specificity and sensitivity of most tests is so variable, and the focus of these tests is purely on structure vs function. Should we consider posture and dyskinesia?
You could, however, when reviewing current literature there is low evidence that these correlate to symptoms leaving practitioners with more inference versus true meaningful information. So how can we simplify our approach?
Using both qualitative and quantitative information in a systematic approach there are ways of keeping things simple and ensuring an appropriate understanding of functional deficits and abilities. This then allows a more tailored approach towards management. So, if you want to add more strings to your bow towards sporting shoulder injuries, then check out this episode!
About the Sporting UpperLimb Series
The Sporting UpperLimb is a 5-episode series intended for anyone interested in better understanding how to manage injuries in this region. Although it is mainly aimed at sporting injuries, it is applicable to non-sporting scenarios. 5 episodes are:
Episode 1 – Understanding objectivity around the UpperLimb
Episode 2. Clinical Management of Sporting Shoulder injuries
Episode 3. Clinical Management of Sporting Elbow injuries
Episode 4.Clinical Management of Sporting hand and wrist injuries
Episode 5. Complex Case Studies of the UpperLimb
In each episode we refer to the other episodes, creating a considerate link. Although advised as a series, these episodes can also be considered as stand along modules. So, if you fancy some very good UpperLimb CPD, then look no further!
Module 1: Differential Diagnosis
- Not shoulder pain (organs, cervical, thoracic outlet syndrome)
- Neural related weakness and pain
- Stable differential diagnosis
- Unstable differential diagnosis
Module 2: Loaded Tests (Qualitative)
- Use of bands
- Special tests
Module 3: Loaded Tests (Quantitative)
- Posterior chain isotonic
Module 4: Management
- Type of contraction
- Posterior chain
- Scapular control
- Appreciate the structures implicit in Sports Injuries for the shoulder
- What tests can be used to enhance our understanding of function
- Management Considerations for the Shoulder