A biopsychosocial approach for the assessment and management of musculoskeletal conditions involving the shoulder region.
In addition to assessment & management of the shoulder region, this course synthesises the complex relationships between; the shoulder & body biomechanics, pain science, lifestyle, patient psychosocial factors, beliefs & expectations, best practice, & more …and is guaranteed to be fun
1. To develop a better understanding and knowledge of the clinical anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder girdle.
2. To appreciate the importance of taking a biopsychosocial approach to patient management.
3. To develop a comprehensive subjective and physical evaluation strategy for the shoulder that considers local and referred
sources of pain and directs the clinician to develop an appropriate management plan.
4. To develop greater confidence with the physical assessment of the shoulder region and a better understanding of the evidence
for the use of the selected assessment techniques.
5. To develop a greater understanding and knowledge of various pathologies of the shoulder girdle.
6. To develop greater competency in the management of patients with a variety of shoulder pathologies.
7. To review the research evidence relating to the influence of posture and muscle imbalance and its relationship with shoulder
8. To review the evidence underpinning the pathology, and the assessment and management of various shoulder conditions,
including rotator cuff related shoulder pain and frozen shoulder
9. To review the research evidence evaluating the use of diagnostic imaging as part of the management for musculoskeletal
disorders of the shoulder.
10. To review the research evidence evaluating the use of injections as part of the management for musculoskeletal disorders of the
11. To develop greater confidence in the use of exercise therapy and other techniques for managing shoulder conditions and
evaluation of the efficacy of the techniques, balanced against the evidence base for using these techniques.