THE SHOULDER: THEORY AND PRACTICE
GENERAL COURSE GOALS AND CONTENT
1. To develop a better understanding and knowledge of the clinical anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder region.
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.
Kursus program med cirka tider (ændringer af tid og indhold kan forekomme):
COURSE PROGRAM AND TIME-TABLE
9:00 – 9:30
Introduction, Evidence Based
Practice, Psychosocial Factors
Epidemiology & Outcomes
Psychosocial factors that will surprise
you! And some facts to impress your
friends at dinner parties!
9:30 – 10:30
Function, Anatomy, Biomechanics,
Evolution, The Kinetic Chain
How does the shoulder function?
Importance of considering regional
and whole–body kinematics in
relation to shoulder function.
10:45 – 12:30 Assessment
This clinically orientated & practical session
highlights the dilemma of diagnosis. It includes
a biopsychosocial approach to assessment. &
management supporting the clinical reasoning
process. Includes in depth discussion on
orthopaedic tests, posture & imaging. Pain
science is discussed, as is the importance of
the words we use in clinical practice.
13:15 – 15:00 Assessment (cont.)
15:15 – 18:00 Rotator Cuff Related Shoulder Pain
This theoretical and practical session involves a very detailed and
in–depth review of this multi–factorial problem. The current evidence–
based research across professions evidence regarding the aetiology
and pathology of this condition will be presented in detail. This
session includes a critical appraisal of the use of injection therapy in
the management of RCRSP and critically compares outcomes
between surgical & non–surgical intervention. Evidence based
management is presented in detail. The importance of lifestyle and
its impact on RCRSP are discussed
9:00 – 9:15
Review of Day 1 and Discussion
9:15 – 10:30
Shape–Up–My–Shoulder (SUMS) Rehabilitation Program
This theoretical and practical session will present a three–stage
rehabilitation program that may be considered for the majority of
musculoskeletal shoulder presentations. The presentation
includes finding a ‘safe’ entry point into rehabilitation and how to
progress, from the earlier stages to the end ‘chaotic’ stage of
rehabilitation. Patient education, promotion of self–efficacy and
self–management, choosing between formalised and non–formal
rehabilitation programs tailored to the individual patient. High end,
hard, and ‘chaotic’ rehabilitation will be included
10:45 – 12:30
13:15 – 15:00
Shape–Up–My–Shoulder (cont.) / Frozen Shoulder
15:15 – 16:45
Theoretical and practical session
investigating the latest research and
evidence supporting the assessment &
management of this intriguing condition.
Included the role of injection therapy,
non–surgical and surgical management
options, and the supporting evidence
16:45 – 17:00
Patient Presentations, Case Studies, Summary