Advanced Shoulder Practice
for Health Professionals.

Mastering the Shoulder

Level I: Essential Orthopedics

Course Summary

This two day shoulder course is for all physiotherapists and rehabilitation professionals seeking a practical workshop with an emphasis on three key skills for treating many shoulder disorders:

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

Level I Topics

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

Early Bird* Regular
$745 CAD $895 CAD


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

Register for Level I

 

 

Full Course Outline

DAY I - Essential Orthopedics for the Shoulder - Examination & Treatment
 

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 - Essential Orthopedics for the Shoulder - Examination & Treatment
 

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

 

Level I Learning Outcomes

Clinical Anatomy & Pathology

Examination Skills

Diagnosing Shoulder Disorders

Adhesive Capsulitis

Tendinopathies & Bursitis

Acromioclavicular Injuries

Rotator Cuff Injuries

Impingement

Upcoming Events 2017

Edmonton

Apr. 29-30
Mastering the Shoulder Level I

Ottawa

May. 27-28
Mastering the Shoulder Level I

Vancouver / Kelowna

Jun. 3-4
Mastering the Shoulder Level I

Calgary

Jun. 10-11
Mastering the Shoulder Level I

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