Advanced Shoulder Practice
for Health Professionals.

Mastering the Shoulder

Level I: Essential Orthopedics

Course Summary

Our Mastering the Shoulder course is for all physiotherapists and rehabilitation professionals seeking  post graduate information with an emphasis on the essential skills for treating a variety of shoulder disorders. 

Additional time has been added to this course for Q&A periods, along with plenty of practical time to improve your understanding of the course material.

Topics at a Glance

Day I

Clinical Anatomy & Pathology 
Examination Skills
Diagnosing Shoulder Disorders
Adhesive Capsulitis 

Day II

Tendinopathies & Bursitis
Acromioclavicular Injuries
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Shoulder Impingement 

Prerequisites

University degree involving rehabilitation or medicine

Who should attend ?

All Physiotherapists
Sports Physicians interested in Rehabilitation
Occupational Therapists
Athletic Therapists

Chiropractors
Osteopaths
Kinesiologists involved in Rehabilitation

Course Fees 2017 / 18

Early Bird* Regular
$745 CAD $895 CAD


*Early Bird pricing in effect until 30 days prior to the event unless otherwise noted.

Register for Level I

 

Full Course Outline

DAY I - Mastering the Shoulder - Level I: Essential Orthopedics
 

8:30 am Registration
9:00 am
Clinical Anatomy & Pathology
Review of relevant surface anatomy & gross anatomy including:
  • Microanatomy of the rotator cuff
  • Rotator interval
  • Labral pathology
  • Key bursal anatomy
10:00 am
Examination Skills
  • Essential components of a comprehensive examination
  • Cross checking your information
  • Selected special tests of the shoulder
11:00 am Break
11:15 am
Examination Skills - Practical
  • The 5 minute ActiveShoulder exam
  • Q & A with Case Studies
12:00 pm
Diagnosing Shoulder Disorders
  • Differential diagnosis - what are my options?
  • False positives and false negatives
  • When and which imaging should be applied
  • MSK disorders & beyond - what else should I be looking for?
1:00 pm Lunch Break
1:45 pm
Adhesive Capsulitis - diagnosis, new classifications & protocols
  • Differentials and classification of shoulder stiffness
  • Biomechanical effects of adhesive capsulitis
  • Imaging needs - what’s necessary?
  • Refined examination and treatment strategies
  • ActiveShoulder rehabilitation protocols
  • Injection management - current evidence, choices and clinical approaches
  • Surgical approaches and outcomes
3:15 pm Q & A Adhesive Capsulitis
3:30 pm Break
3:45 pm
Adhesive Capsulitis - Practical
  • Preferred manual therapy options
  • Manual therapy cautions
  • ActiveShoulder exercise strategies and progressions
5:00 pm Finish

DAY II - Mastering the Shoulder - Level I: Essential Orthopedics
 

8:30 am Registration
9:00 am
Tendinopathies & Bursitis - accelerated techniques
  • The tendinopathy continuum and bursitis management
  • Classification and management options
  • Accelerated recovery methods - basic to advanced rehabilitation
  • ActiveShoulder protocols for cuff and bicep tendinopathies
  • ActiveShoulder protocols for bursitis
  • Prevention strategies for your patients
  • Surgical options and recovery times
10:00 am Q & A Tendinopathies & Bursitis
10:15 am Break
10:30 am
Tendinopathies & Bursitis - Practical
  • Exercise protocols - basic to advanced exercise methods
  • Manual therapy - clinical pearls and recommended techniques
12:00 pm
Acromioclavicular Injuries - current concepts
  • Clinical review of AC joint anatomy
  • Classifications and new updates for the AC joint
  • Instabilities of the AC joint and treatment methods
12:45 pm Q & A Acromioclavicular Injuries
1:00 pm Lunch Break
1:45 pm
Rotator Cuff Injuries - new concepts, protocols & management
  • Biomechanics of the cuff: ideal vs. pathological
  • Exercise strategies for non-surgical management
  • Surgical indicators and management
  • Rotator cuff surgical protocols - controversies and updates
2:45 pm Q & A Rotator Cuff Injuries
3:00 pm Break
3:15 pm
Rotator Cuff Injuries - Practical
  • Preferred manual therapy options
  • Manual therapy cautions
  • ActiveShoulder exercise strategies
4:00 pm
A Second look at Shoulder Impingement - what’s the cause?
  • Differential diagnosis of impingement
  • Imaging support
  • Treatment trials
  • Manual therapy and exercise approaches
  • Injection options
5:00 pm Evaluations / Finish

 

Learning Outcomes

Clinical Anatomy & Pathology

Examination Skills

Diagnosing Shoulder Disorders

Adhesive Capsulitis

Tendinopathies & Bursitis

Acromioclavicular Injuries

Rotator Cuff Injuries

Impingement

Upcoming Events 2017

Vancouver / Kelowna

Sep. 16-17
Mastering the Shoulder Level I

Toronto

Sep. 30-1
Mastering the Shoulder Level I

Halifax

Oct. 14-15
Mastering the Shoulder Advanced Level II

Ottawa

Oct. 21-22
Mastering the Shoulder Advanced Level II

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