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Webinar - Rotator cuff assessment & treatment with Chris Littlewood

Assessment & Management of the ‘Rotator Cuff’ – an evidence based approach

Shoulder pain is common in athletes and the general population, and in this webinar presented by Dr Chris Littlewood and hosted by Clinical Edge, you will discover how to load and strengthen the rotator cuff to help patients recover from their shoulder pain.

Explore: 

  • Shoulder assessment
  • Physical examination tests
  • Imaging
  • Identifying the structures involved
  • What is causing the pain in tendinopathy?
  • Local biochemical models
  • Biopsychosocial aspects
  • The evidence on shoulder assessment and treatment
  • How Dr Chris Littlewood performs a shoulder assessment in practice
  • Shoulder treatment
  • Designing an exercise program
  • Scapula stabilisation exercises
  • Treatment and exercise sequence
  • Practical application of exercises
  • Treatment results

Have you listened to the Physio Edge podcast on rotator cuff tendinopathy with Dr Chris Littlewood? You can also download the podcast to add to the knowledge you will gain on the webinar. You can download and listen to the podcast by clicking here

Part 1 -

  • Why we are interested in the shoulder
  • Incidence & prevalence
  • What should we call shoulder pain & why

Part 2

  • Assessment
  • Physical examination tests
  • Special orthopaedic tests
  • Imaging

Part 3

  • Imaging
  • Alternative approaches
  • Keeping it simple

Part 4

  • Assessment in practice
  • Identifying cervical spine involvement in shoulder pain
  • Identifying the stiff shoulder
  • Assessing painful movements

Part 5

  • Management
  • Review findings
  • Important components of an exercise program

Part 6

  • Exercise program design
  • Scapula stabilisation exercises

Part 7

  • Scapula stabilisation exercises (continued)
  • Does the sequence matter
  • Further research
  • Self managed exercise

Part 8

  • Self managed exercise program & how to perform it

Part 9

  • Exercise progressions
  • Management in practice

Part 10

  • Supporting evidence
  • What is causing the pain in tendinopathy?

Part 11

  • Pain - Local biochemical models
  • Incorporating the biopsychosocial model

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Handout - Rotator cuff assessment & treatment webinar

Webinar - Rotator cuff reference list

Audio - Rotator cuff assessment & treatment with Chris Littlewood

Audio - Q&A from the Rotator cuff assessment & treatment webinar

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