Develop the skills, strategies and tools you need to confidently and successfully treat shoulder pain
with practical education and support in The Shoulder: Steps to Success online course.
with practical education and support in The Shoulder: Steps to Success online course.
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When patients present with shoulder pain, it can be very difficult to assess and diagnose accurately. Within the shoulder, our patients may have a range of atraumatic pathology, including rotator cuff tendon pathology, frozen shoulder, cuff tears, bursal effusion, labral lesions and more. Patients may have a traumatic history, with a fall onto their arm or a football tackle, or have serious pathology, traumatic or atraumatic instability. How can we test and diagnose the involved structures? Do we need to diagnose? When do we need to take the nature of the injury into consideration for management?
Have you wondered which shoulder tests are valid, and which tests don't provide any useful info? Are there any tests you're not using that are clinically relevant, and would help you?
Which shoulder assessment tests can you use to help you accurately and efficiently treat your patients? How can you make sure you're targeting the right areas for treatment?
You need a quick and accurate shoulder assessment, that provides you with the diagnostic information you need. You want to identify red flags, and when to refer your patients on for imaging or a surgical opinion.
You want to educate your patients about how (and when) their rehab will help their shoulder pain.
You want your rehab to improve your patients shoulder pain, range of movement and ability to use their arm as quickly as possible. You can provide exercises that are the most appropriate for them at each stage, clearly improve your patients symptoms, and help meet their goals.
You can then help improve your patient outcomes, keep your officeworkers and sedentary patients, manual labourers, elderly patients, swimmers and athletes on track. You'll improve your job satisfaction, confidence and happiness.
Knowledge, skill and accuracy is the name of the game with shoulder pain.
The Shoulder: Steps to Success online course will give you the assessment & treatment skills, knowledge & know-how to get great results with shoulder pain, and fulfill your potential as a therapist.
Do you treat people with acute or chronic shoulder pain? Patients that do a lot of overhead work? Elderly patients that would like to hang out the washing and put the teacups back in the top shelf of the cupboard? Do you look after frozen shoulder patients, swimmers, athletes, or post-op shoulder stabilisation or cuff repair patients?
The Shoulder: Steps to Success online course gives you the essential elements you need for success with all types of shoulder pain.
Treating patients all week helps you gain a lot of experience. After a while, you notice as your skills develop you find it’s easier to treat some areas or patients than others, and you have favourite areas to treat. What’s your favourite area to treat? Is it the shoulder? Low back pain? Knee pain? Complex cases with multiple areas of pain?
What about complex shoulder cases? Would you like to solve those?
When you're talking to your friends or having a staff meeting with therapists in your clinic discussing tricky shoulder pain patients, what's your normal reaction? Do you sit back and wait for other input, or do you help them out with your knowledge and experience? Would you like to be able to help them work through their shoulder pain issues, come up with some great treatment directions, and help improve their clinical reasoning and treatment results?
Would you like shoulder pain to become one of your favourite areas to treat?
There’s a way for the shoulder to become one of your favourite areas to treat. You can add a new skillset, and use your clinical experience to apply your new skills with patients. You’ll take complex shoulder pain patients in your stride as an even more well-rounded clinician. You have those illuminating experiences where the little things your patients say combine with your knowledge and experience to create breakthroughs with patients. Your treatment results take on a new trajectory.
The Shoulder: Steps to Success online course is your pathway to build your superpowers with shoulder pain. You can become the local shoulder hero, the “go to person” for shoulder pain.
Anytime you have questions, we’re right here to give you the support you want, with Q&A’s and an active Facebook group. Feel supported, part of a team helping you treat shoulder pain.
When you are getting the results you want with shoulder pain, you have a lot of options to build your caseload of shoulder patients.
You can use your new knowledge to develop your profile and credibility with local GP's or referrers. Run educational sessions on shoulder pain diagnosis, or include info about rotator cuff tendinopathy, frozen shoulder or rotator cuff tears in a video or newsletter for your patients or referring doctors.
You can confidently promote your treatment of shoulder pain to local doctors, specialists, the local community or sports teams, knowing you back it up with knowledge and great results.
Imagine how it will feel when your shoulder pain patients make the progress and get the treatment results you want.
How would you feel if right now, you know exactly how to assess your patients? You know the questions to ask and the tests to perform? You know exactly how to explain your patients shoulder pain, prescribe the best exercises and develop the rehab program they need?
Treating shoulder pain successfully is a rewarding, enjoyable experience.
You can love treating shoulders!
After treating shoulder pain for more than 20 years, having a thorough knowledge of the research, and applying this knowledge in her full time clinical practice as a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in the United Kingdom with shoulder pain patients, Jo loves treating shoulder pain, and wants to help you learn to love treating shoulder pain too!
The Shoulder: Steps to Success online course will help you accelerate your growth, achieve extraordinary results and save you years of trial and error.
Wondering what's in The Shoulder: Steps to Success online training program?
I recorded a video to show an inside glimpse into each module, so you can see exactly what you get access to when you enrol on the course.
Improve your knowledge and confidence with shoulder pain assessment, diagnosis, recent research, and the most effective evidence-based treatment.
Feel empowered using a simple and structured approach to every patient who presents with shoulder pain. Discover how to approach the assessment and treatment of irritable, torn, weak and stiff shoulders.
Discover how to apply your new knowledge and clinical reasoning to all of your shoulder pain patients, with explanations and video demonstrations of techniques, skills, movement retraining strategies, manual therapy, taping, exercises and exercise progressions.
Receive step by step guidance to develop your approach to shoulder pain with an expert clinician.
Feel confident in your assessment and management, knowing your treatment is targeting exactly what your patient needs.
Use the simple steps described in the course to successfully treat shoulder pain and improve your skills and confidence.
When you apply the skills and strategies from The Shoulder: Steps to Success online course with your patients, you can reach your potential and IMMEDIATELY improve your treatment results. You will feel confident, motivated and eager to see your next shoulder patient - excited to see the results of your new knowledge and skills. The practical tools and focus of this course will set you up from the start to improve your patients pain. You will have the depth of knowledge you need to answer all of your patient's questions, understand your treatment options, and know exactly how to choose the best treatment option and apply it with the patient in front of you. Your patient satisfaction will increase with every successful treatment, and you will build your reputation and confidence with shoulder pain.
Shoulder pain can be debilitating, and YOU can make a huge impact on your patient's shoulder pain, ability to participate in the activities they love and their enjoyment of life.
Jo Gibson MCSP MSc
Jo Gibson is a Clinical Physiotherapy Specialist who has specialised in rehabilitation of the Shoulder since 1995 and works at the Liverpool Upper Limb Unit and in private practice. She is a Consultant to several elite sports teams regarding shoulder rehabilitation. Jo is an Associate Lecturer at Liverpool University, has published in Peer-reviewed journals, has written several book chapters and co-authored National guidelines for the treatment of common shoulder pathologies. She is Co-Editor of the Educational Section of the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow. Jo's research interests include communication, complex instability and accelerated rehabilitation. Jo teaches all over the world and is passionate about empowering clinicians and helping translate the evidence base into meaningful practice that optimises management of our patient with shoulder pain.Liverpool, UK
Jo Gibson and I had a great time filming The Shoulder: Steps to Success online course, with a lot of fun moments.
The course is full of practical exercises and progressions you can use with your patients. Enjoy treating shoulder pain as much as we enjoyed filming the course.
When you attend a course, how do you remember all the info? Have you ever attended a weekend course, then been asked later in the week what you learnt on the course, and had trouble remembering the specifics? It's happened to all of us. What strategies have you found work well to help remember new course material?
There's a lot of great info in the Shoulder: Steps to Success online course that will help you beat that feeling of overwhelm with shoulder assessment, and give you confidence in your diagnostic skills.
When you have a large caseload, with short assessment & treatment times, you’ll save time with a quick and accurate assessment, that leads you clearly and efficiently into your patient education & treatment. You’ll become more accurate, effective and efficient with shoulder pain patients.
Jo Gibson and I brainstormed how we could help you save time, remember and use the course material, and we’ve developed a Bonus package "Cheat sheets & Summaries" to help you with this.
You'll receive this bonus now when you enrol on The Shoulder: Steps to Success online course. The Cheat sheets & Summaries bonus you'll immediately receive includes:
1. Goals - a short video with the key info to take note of when you're going through each module.
2. Short video summaries of each module.
3. Practical tips to help you use the info from each module with your patients.
4. Audio files from the Goals, Summaries and Practical tip videos for you to download and listen to again when it suits you.
5. Cheat sheets for each module containing the key info in the goals, summaries and practical tip videos.
These resources are short and sweet, and are really designed to help you save time. You can download the cheat sheets for each module, along with the handout, and add your own quick notes. There is also a comprehensive course handout, and we’ve added this bonus summary to make it easy for you to add your own notes.
We’ve taken the heavy lifting out of it for you, and given you a document that’s easy to refer back to.
You can use the practical tips and summaries to help you refresh your memory, and to teach your friends or other therapists in your clinic.
You can listen to the audio files when you are driving, doing the housework, commuting or exercising.
Receive this time-saving bonus free when you enrol on The Shoulder: Steps to Success online course now
If you're short on time in your treatment sessions and outside of work, and want a quick, simple and effective shoulder assessment and treatment, you'll love The Shoulder: Steps to Success online course.
The Shoulder: Steps to Success online course is an interactive video-based training program that teaches effective shoulder assessment and treatment strategies to health professionals who want better results with shoulder pain patients.
The Shoulder: Steps to Success online course is available whenever and wherever it suits you.
You will receive full access to practical demonstration and lecture videos containing:
Develop a thorough understanding of shoulder pain. You will explore the latest research around shoulder assessment, diagnosis, treatment, imaging, communication and more.
Lectures are presented as webinar style videos that include video demonstrations of assessment tests and exercises. Lectures are split into 5-10 minutes sections, to make it easy for you to watch whenever it suits you.
The website will keep track of where you are up to in each module, and you can start up exactly where you left off.
Explore case studies of shoulder pain patients, how the principles and strategies of Shoulder: Steps to Success online course are applied with real life patients.
Here's a quick glimpse inside Module 3 of the course, with Jo Gibson discussing assessment of stiff shoulders.
Do you ever feel unsure about your diagnosis, or frustrated with your shoulder pain treatment results?
If you work with (or want to work with) musculoskeletal or sports pain and injuries, and would like to increase your knowledge and confidence in assessing and treating people with shoulder pain, you will love The Shoulder: Steps to Success online course.
Whether you are an experienced practioner, or new graduate, The Shoulder: Steps to Success online course will help you develop skills and confidence with shoulder pain, and give you what you need to achieve greater heights of shoulder success.
Jo Gibson’s course is excellent. The combination of lectures, workshops and case examples, along with Jo’s enthusiastic, passionate and knowledgeable delivery really brings the subject to life. It allows you to use the information and integrate it in to your working practice immediately.
The course gave me alternative ways of looking at the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of the shoulder leaving me with an increased knowledge on both simple and complex shoulder issues.
I would highly recommend the course for both newly qualified and experienced physiotherapists alike.
Starting off 2018 with Jo coming to us here at Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) was the very best way to start another year as a physiotherapist in MSK. It was a course that inspired, engaged and challenged the thinking, knowledge and practice of not only me but the whole MSK team. I enjoyed the entire course, but specifically the delivery, how Jo made the assessment and treatment of the shoulder logical, easy to understand and clinically applicable, as well as relating it to current evidence. Current evidence for physiotherapy is forever changing and conflicting, so it was so refreshing that Jo was able to link in the current evidence in a non-bias presentational manner, while still ensuring she challenged our thinking and practice. The course has enhanced my clinical assessment and treatment, as well as my understanding of the shoulder. It has made me feel more comfortable with not having to label everything in a specific way and be confident that analysing how muscles work and how the movement is produced, or presents can be the diagnosis itself, in absence of a clinical label-impingement, bursitis , rotator cuff tear. This course has not only changed how I assess and treat the upper limb but all my patients, as the principles are applicable to whole kinetic chain. It has made me a more creative and functional physiotherapist in my treatment, and helped me develop new and more interesting exercises, which I can clearly clinically reason. Since this course, I have applied Jo’s assessment principles and treatment approaches, and with nearly all of my patients I have had a positive effect. The part of the course on ensuring the patient understands what you have told them by asking them at the end was particularly interesting and an excellent test of my actual educational/explanation skills. As a direct result of discussing a case study patient on this course, I altered my treatment approach and have managed to avoid him being referred to secondary care and for further invasive treatments. In other areas of my life I am a local competitive horse rider, so some Jo’s explanations applying to this really helped me analyse myself and the equestrian patients I treat, with regards with the shoulder function within the kinetic chain and the impact of that not only on the person but on the horse. Overall, I am totally privileged to have had the chance to attend this course and for Jo to come to us to deliver a bespoke course on the shoulder. The whole team were buzzing after the course and had a new enthusiasm for shoulders. Easily the best physiotherapy clinical course I have attended.
I have attended 2 courses by Jo Gibson (The Shoulder : Steps to Success and Shoulder Instability: Step to Success) and as a physiotherapist with a special interest in shoulders I have found both to be invaluable to my practice. The course content provided an excellent balance of theory and practical with thorough reference to the literature throughout. The information was provided in a clear, concise and enthusiastic manner. I particularly liked the format of the course which allowed some engaging lecture material to be immediately consolidated with practical ‘workshops’. Of particular value was the section on clinical reasoning drawing on real-life case studies. While the courses were focussed on the shoulder, the emphasis placed on communication skills is applicable to all aspects of physiotherapy and healthcare. Demonstration of a skilful patient interview followed by objective examination guided by the subjective information obtained provided an excellent example of how to gain therapeutic alliance, target the key clinical examination procedures and ultimately develop an appropriate management strategy in conjunction with the patient. Since attending Jo’s courses, I have evolved my practice especially with regard to communication and interview skills and the consideration of the kinetic chain in shoulder rehabilitation. Jo’s enthusiasm for her profession and specialist shoulder experience was evident throughout and I have had the pleasure of meeting Jo on several occasions and her passion is unwavering. I have no doubt that this online course will provide an excellent resource for those clinicians looking to enhance their shoulder knowledge, understanding and practice.
Evidence based, clinically relevant and expertly delivered this course provides CPD of the highest calibre. Participants found the logical approach to assessment incredibly useful from the first day back in the clinic. However this course does not give out recipes, it puts the patient firmly at the centre and encourages physiotherapists to treat each as an individual and work with them to find solutions. A better understanding of the problem and a clear idea of what you are trying to achieve with rehabilitation gives an increased confidence when dealing with patients. I cannot recommend highly enough.
Jo is a fantastic tutor. I have attended a couple of her courses now and listened to several of her podcasts and she is always enthusiastic, extremely knowledgeable and approachable. I feel as though Jo is 'relevant' to all Physiotherapists due to her experience working in elite sport and the NHS. I also appreciate her ability to assimilate the current evidence base with 'real life' scenarios and advice and I have instantly been able to put newly learned techniques and exercises into practice successfully. I would definitely attend another course by Jo in future.
An excellent course with an emphasis on providing key assessment and treatment tools for the dynamic shoulder based on sound evidence and Jo’s clinical experience and expertise. The methods and tools provided are presented in a logical manner giving some simplicity to quite a complex structure but works for many of the routine presentations seen in an MSK assessment clinic. The course has a perfect blend of using Jo’s vast knowledge of the current literature and expertise, then applying that into practical sessions both for assessment of movement dysfunction and building a progressive program of exercises to aid rehabilitation. It also gives the clinician the confidence of what to look for that’s relevant and clinically reason through to manage each patient that presents. Jo’s enthusiasm is infectious and she is always willing to impart her knowledge and engage in discussions making it a thoroughly enjoyable course.
I did Jo Gibson’s The Shoulder: ‘Using The Evidence To Optimise Outcomes’ course last year which I found absolutely fantastic! She explains her rationale for treatment so clearly, she uses a combination of exercise and some hands-on physiotherapy to get the results she wants, and she truly inspires you to be a better clinician. She is exceptionally well-read, and up-to-date on all the literature, she manages to uncomplicate even the trickiest of data, and teaches you to use your exercise design skills around the basics she demonstrates. I now get excited to treat the trickiest of shoulder patients, and Jo very kindly has given me more literature to read on a particularly complicated patient. A more approachable, entertaining and kind lecturer I am yet to meet, and her students and patients alike should feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to work with her. Do the course!!
I completed Jo’s shoulder course a couple of weeks ago and have managed to put the assessment and treatment techniques into practise. The exercises she uses are straightforward with instant results which impress the patient. The course has helped to me simplify what I perceived as the most complicated/irritable/unstable shoulder assessment and has given me ways to easily help the shoulder to be pain-free and functional. My assessment of the shoulder is so much easier, logical and specific. I now look forward to assessing and treating a shoulder patient. Thanks Jo.
I have the chance to organise Jo’s courses in France for the Agence EBP (www.agence-ebp.com). Her course is much appreciated by French physiotherapists with grades for quality, importance and confidence in their ability to apply the material in clinical practice of 9/10 +. At the end of each course, comments from the delegates always value the quality of Jo as a dynamic lecturer with an amazing personality. They outline the interest of the course which ‘goes beyond the shoulder’, and qualify the material as ‘interesting, clear, easy to implement, practical, comprehensive, evidence based and innovative’. As a delegate, I am impressed how my patients have benefited from the course immediately after. It also opened my view to new concepts, which inform my practice for other areas of the body. Among the high number of courses I attend or translate for the Agence EBP every year, Jo’s is one of the most influential regarding my clinical practice.
I have attended 2 courses by Jo Gibson (The Shoulder : Steps to Success and Shoulder Instability: Step to Success) and as a physiotherapist with a special interest in shoulders I have found both to be invaluable to my practice. The course content provided an excellent balance of theory and practical with thorough reference to the literature throughout. The information was provided in a clear, concise and enthusiastic manner. I particularly liked the format of the course which allowed some engaging lecture material to be immediately consolidated with practical ‘workshops’. Of particular value was the section on clinical reasoning drawing on real-life case studies. While the courses were focused on the shoulder, the emphasis placed on communication skills is applicable to all aspects of physiotherapy and healthcare. Demonstration of a skillful patient interview followed by objective examination guided by the subjective information obtained provided an excellent example of how to gain therapeutic alliance, target the key clinical examination procedures and ultimately develop an appropriate management strategy in conjunction with the patient. Since attending Jo’s courses, I have evolved my practice especially with regard to communication and interview skills and the consideration of the kinetic chain in shoulder rehabilitation. Jo’s enthusiasm for her profession and specialist shoulder experience was evident throughout and I have had the pleasure of meeting Jo on several occasions and her passion is unwavering. I have no doubt that this online course will provide an excellent resource for those clinicians looking to enhance their shoulder knowledge, understanding and practice.
We at Physiotherapycourses.dk have arranged and attended Jo Gibson’s courses in Copenhagen. Jo Gibson is a very good communicator and always manages to get her messages well through. Her theoretical and practical base is extensive and evidence-based and we have very much enjoyed the course. We have especially benefited from her exciting approach to rehabilitation and facilitation of the rotator cuff in a functional context. Also the segment regarding the integration of the lower limb and trunk rotation as a way of reducing stress on the shoulder in the early stages of rehabilitation and how also to use this in the later stages, has been a valuable "take away message" for us. This course has undoubtedly helped expand our physiotherapeutic repertoire and toolbox
The Shoulder: Steps to Success online course is made up of 9 core modules, plus 8 bonus modules. All course materials, including streaming videos and lectures, demonstrations, handouts and resources are available as soon as you enrol.
What is the current state of play with respect to assessment and rehabilitation of the shoulder? Does the evidence help identify best practice approaches and how long will it take? Can we diagnose anything? Can we predict patients who don’t do well and what are the factors associated with successful outcomes? In this introductory module we will highlight:
How the evidence helps underpin realistic timescales for recovery to help us reassure our patients and set realistic expectations.
Negative prognostic factors affecting outcomes and the importance of a biopsychosocial approach to management
The factors most associated with successful outcomes and patient satisfaction.
The challenge of diagnosis and considering other contributors to pain experience.
By the end of this module you will have a full understanding of the factors that really impact outcome and how long it takes people to get better. You will appreciate the things that really matter to patients and set treatment up to succeed and will be introduced to a simple structured framework to assessment that will immediately inform where to start with your patients.
There is a general consensus that exercise is the key to successful interventions in patients with shoulder pain but very little agreement regarding which exercises give best value and whether they should target the rotator cuff or the scapula or both. In addition all the tools that we previously thought were important in shoulder assessment have been increasingly challenged both for their validity and relevance in directing treatment. So where does that leave us? Do we really need to consider the rotator cuff and scapula separately or functionally does it make more sense to consider them as a functional unit? How does the evidence help guide our practice and is there an approach to assessment that guides our exercise prescription?
In this module we will:
Consider the evidence about the role of the rotator cuff and scapula muscles in asymptomatic populations and those with shoulder pain and how this may influence assessment.
Demonstrate the role of assessing the rotator cuff in isolation and how to differentiate whether it is truly weak or not.
Propose a simple structured approach to assessment employing an improvement test approach that immediately informs your exercise prescription.
At the end of this module you will have a clear understanding of the key functions of the rotator cuff muscles, the limitations of scapula assessment and how a simple improvement test approach to patients shoulder pain immediately informs where to start with your exercise selection.
What are the common things that can potentially limit your ability to change someone’s pain? If your patient has fallen over or had a clear mechanism of injury how can you decide if imaging or an early surgical opinion are indicated? If your patient presents with a stiff shoulder what does it mean to your rehabilitation. How stiff is too stiff and what causes shoulder stiffness? What are the key factors influencing differential diagnosis and does imaging have a role? How can we treat a truly stiff shoulder? If your patient presents with acute irritable shoulder pain what is the cause and does this make a difference to your rehabilitation and assessment approach?
In this module we will:
Consider the relevance of trauma in a patient’s history and when imaging and a surgical opinion may be justified.
Describe clear subjective and objective features which will inform your decision making in post trauma patients.
Look at common causes of stiffness in the shoulder and when imaging may have a role.
Illustrate how different parts of the capsule limit range of movement and how to target it in the best way to improve range of movement.
Introduce common causes of acute onset shoulder pain as a potential influence on your ability to change a patient’s pain with improvement tests.
At the end of this module you will have a clear understanding of how the patient history immediately informs your clinical reasoning and ability to influence shoulder function. You will appreciate the current evidence base regarding when a surgical opinion and imaging may be indicated after trauma. You will have a clear understanding of how to assess stiffness to ensure the maximum benefit from your treatment interventions and what the common causes of acute irritable shoulder pain are.
There is emerging evidence to support the relevance of the kinetic chain in shoulder pathology and its potential to facilitate rehabilitation. If we consider everyday function we rarely use our shoulders in isolation! How does incorporating the kinetic chain enhance the effectiveness of shoulder exercises? Could the kinetic chain impact shoulder performance or play a role in injury? Do we only need to consider it in our sportspeople or high functional demand individuals or is it just as relevant in our general populations? Are there ways to assess the impact of the kinetic chain on the shoulder and how does this influence our decision-making?
In this module we will:
Look at the evidence supporting the role of the kinetic chain in performance and injury and what to listen out for in your patient’s history.
Highlight the benefits of a kinetic chain approach to rehabilitation and how it influences shoulder muscle function.
Demonstrate simple ways of assessing the impact of the kinetic chain on shoulder function and how it informs your clinical reasoning.
Illustrate simple ways of incorporating the kinetic chain in your shoulder exercises and how this will enhance their impact.
At the end of this module you will have a clear understanding of the benefits of incorporating the kinetic chain into shoulder exercises from the outset of rehabilitation and its potential role in injury. You will be equipped with simple assessment tools to assess the impact of the kinetic chain on your patient’s shoulder function and have lots of ways of using it to enhance your shoulder exercise prescription.
Discover how to incorporate the key principles of exercise prescription and how do we optimize the sensorimotor value of our exercise prescription? This module will summarise the key aims of rehabilitation and how to apply an evidence-based approach to exercise prescription.
You will explore:
By the end of this module you will have consolidated the key aims of exercise prescription in patients with shoulder pain and how to enhance the sensorimotor aspects of your exercises.
Negotiating the maze of diagnostic labels and what to tell our patients is the cause of their problem is challenging especially in the face of so much uncertainty. So what difference does it make to our decision-making, management options and prognosis? Can we confidently identify subgroups of patients with shoulder pain?
How about improving our outcomes in the longer term? Up to 50% can expect recurrence or some ongoing symptoms when we follow them up in the longer term according to the current literature. So do we have to accept this and equip our patients with long-term self- management strategies? Or, does the evidence offer some insight into what we could do better? Making sense of the literature can be challenging and there are areas of controversy – should exercises hurt, should we use a strength or movement approach to rehabilitation – what gives best value?
In this module we will:
By the end of this module you will be confident in identifying causes of the irritable shoulder and what this means to your treatment. You will be equipped with an understanding of all the factors associated with persistent symptoms in rotator cuff pathology and importantly the opportunities to enhance our exercise prescription and potentially improve our outcomes.
The literature is clear that patients who have cervical spine pain as part of their shoulder presentation take longer to respond to out interventions and have suboptimal outcomes. What can we do about it? How can we differentially diagnose when the cervical spine is the cause of someone’s shoulder pain?
If we consider current practice with respect to the thoracic spine most interventions are aimed at increasing mobility and prescribing mobility based exercises. However is the stiffness we commonly see truly stiffness? How do we incorporate the thoracic spine in our shoulder exercises in a functionally relevant way?
How do we identify when the ACJ is the driver of a patient’s pain and if we can what does that mean to our management? What common pathologies do we see and do they change our treatment options and management?
In this module we will:
By the end of this module you will be confident in ruling in or out the cervical spine in your assessment. You will have strategies and exercise option to incorporate the cervical spine into shoulder exercises and target the cervical spine as a way of modulating shoulder pain. You will have a new perspective about stiffness in the thoracic spine and how incorporating the thoracic spine in our shoulder exercises has the potential to enhance outcomes and facilitate recovery. You will have a clear understanding of common pathologies in he ACJ, how to identify its role in a patient’s pain, relevant kinematics and dynamic stability and how this informs both manual therapy and exercise prescription. This module considers potential barriers to someone’s recovery and equips you with easily applicable assessment and treatment techniques to confidently identify and address them.
Modern healthcare places the Biopsychosocial model (BPSM) at its core but its application has been lost in translation and there are frequent criticisms that the pendulum has swung too far towards the psycho-social side of the model at the expense of the bio. This module will look at the true purpose of the BPSM and discuss simple tools to assist clinicians in their interactions.
There is no doubt that the therapeutic alliance is one of the most influential aspects of our interventions and there is clear evidence as to which factors matter most to patients in our interactions. However the current lack of consensus with respect to terminology and the continued use of imaging can make life challenging when addressing patients beliefs and understanding of their condition. This module will look at key aspects of communication and how very simple steps can make a big difference to our patients and increase our ability to facilitate their rehabilitation journey.
What you will learn in this module:
So now its time to put Steps to Success into action! In this module you will be given 3 different patient scenarios with some key clinical information to help you plan their rehabilitation. This is an opportunity to put into practice everything you have learnt so far and consolidate your learning. Once you have considered what you would do you can see what actually happened with each of the patients and how their rehabilitation journey progressed.
This module will summarise the key learning points from the Steps to Success course and reinforce a keeping it simple, easy to apply approach to the management of shoulder pathology.
What you will learn in this module:
Frozen shoulder is a really challenging condition to treat and it can be difficult to know what treatment is the best option for your patient. Do we really understand the pathophysiology of this condition, who is at risk and the true course of the condition? Importantly how does this inform rehabilitation and highlight opportunities to support patients in their recovery?
This bonus module will:
At the end of this module you will have a full understanding of what we currently know about frozen shoulder and crucially will be equipped with assessment and treatment strategies to inform patient rehabilitation.
Surgical techniques have advanced significantly over the last few years but the evidence would suggest there has been little change in recommended postoperative rehabilitation protocols. Is this really true? What are the factors that can make the biggest difference to your patient’s outcome after surgery? Can we predict those patients who are likely to do less well and if so what can we do about it?
You will discover simple strategies to enhance your management of patients after shoulder surgery.
What will you learn in this module?
By the end of this module you will be equipped with strategies to identify those patients at risk of developing stiffness or persistent pain postoperatively and importantly what you can do to minimise those risks, together with tools to enhance your postoperative outcomes in all shoulder surgery patients and set your patients up for success. Proactive not reactive! :)
What are the most common nerve injuries that we see in the shoulder? Are there key injuries or features of trauma that should make you vigilant about the possibility of a nerve injury? Which surgical procedures have the highest risk of an iatrogenic nerve injury? What are the early warning signs of nerve involvement? In this bonus module we will look at:
At the end of this module you will appreciate common nerve injuries in the shoulder, common causes and what to look out for in the subjective history. You will understand the consequences of different nerve injuries, and how nerve conduction studies and imaging can play an important role in setting expectations for recovery. You will also understand how the EMG literature informs exercise prescription when specifically targeting key muscles to help facilitate optimal recovery as well as how to address the cortical aspects of nerve injury.
What do we do when a patient presents with a massive cuff tear, when structural failure of the rotator cuff compromises normal force couples? What are the factors associated with successful rehabilitation of this group and how does this influence our exercise prescription? Does the evidence help inform the use of specific exercises to help regain function and address pain in this population.
In this module we will:
At the end of this module you will understand the key factors that can positively impact optimal outcomes for patients with massive rotator cuff tears and inform exercise prescription. You will also appreciate factors that can negatively impact the outcome of conservative management to enable you to discuss realistic outcomes and timescales for recovery with your patients.
Do you feel confident when explaining shoulder pain to your patients? When your patient has a sudden onset of shoulder pain, what diagnoses do you have in mind, and how can you assess your patients?
In this bonus module discover:
It's important that you know the enormous value you'll get in this training program. The numbers below are an honest estimate, since you can't purchase parts of The Shoulder: Steps to Success online course separately.
The 9 modules in The Shoulder: Steps to Success online course have been developed and refined over 10 years and hundreds of thousands of dollars to bring you an easy to follow, practical format that you can use immediately with your patients.
This includes 11 hours of practical videos recorded face to face, lectures that are regularly updated, downloadable audio files and research, and step by step guides.
You'll receive immediate access to 8 bonus modules, with each module helping you treat specific shoulder problems. These bonus modules include:
If you've ever treated one of these conditions, you know how important it is to have specific guidance to help you get great results.
Ask Jo questions, get feedback and Jo will do her best to help you with your clinical issues. Jo will answer your questions in Live Q&A calls, held every 3 months.
$997.00 value each year
With a Platinum or Diamond enrolment, your access does not expire. You can take your time, and watch the course wherever and whenever it suits you. Whenever you would like to rewatch videos or modules, they are right there waiting for you.
With Platinum or Diamond enrolment, you will receive access to all updates to the course. New evidence emerges, and assessment and treatment techniques and exercises are developed. Stay up to date with the shoulder by getting access to all future course updates with a Platinum or Diamond enrolment.
Download the audio versions of each module, and listen on the go, while you're commuting, exercising or relaxing.
With a Platinum or Diamond enrolment, you become connected to hundreds of other therapists that are enthusiastic about treating shoulder pain. You can ask questions on the group, and have input from Jo and the rest of the group whenever you have a tricky shoulder patient.
Total Shoulder Steps to Success online course value $8458.00
Total Shoulder Steps to Success online course investment 997 (Platinum)
You can enjoy the course at whatever pace suits you. You can complete it over the period of a couple of days, or savour it and complete it in 5 or 10 minutes intervals between patients, over coffee (or tea, or any beverage of your choice).
We made sure when recording this course that it would contain all the practical elements you could want or need. The course is full of practical video demonstrations of assessment, exercises and exercise progressions, manual therapy, and practical treatment you can use, filmed from multiple angles so you know exactly what to do.
Yes, Jo covers how to treat all sorts of shoulder pain, from run-of-the-mill shoulder pain, massive rotator cuff tears, stiff, irritable, post-op and frozen shoulders, along with all sorts of other types of shoulder pain you will encounter in your clinical practice.
We have the opportunity to give you more of the info you need than we would have time for on a weekend course. This online course incorporates all of the information and practical aspects of The Shoulder: Steps to Success face-to-face course, and also incorporates bonus modules, material and bonuses not available with the physical course. The online course also gives you the opportunity to watch the material whenever it suits you, and on an ongoing basis. You can also interact with and ask Jo Gibson questions in Live Q&A's and in the exclusive Facebook group.
The Shoulder: Steps to Success online course is a unique course, giving you all you need to successfully treat all kinds of shoulder pain and injury. We are extremely proud of it, and think you will absolutely love it. Imagine how satisfied you will be with all the shoulder pain patients you be able to help. We believe the course offers an extreme amount of value, and a huge opportunity to help you in your clinical practice.
No, Clinical Edge membership is separate to The Shoulder: Steps to Success online course, and you will need to enrol on the course to access The Shoulder: Steps to Success online course. Your Clinical Edge membership gives you access to a large library of online education, and new videos are added every month to this library, and this is separate to the course. We do have a special offer available for Clinical Edge members.
This is generally due to 1 of the following issues relating to your credit card: 1. Your bank isn't approving it or 2. Insufficient funds 3. Incorrect credit card details We would suggest using a different credit card, calling your bank (fraud services) to get them to approve payments to Clinical Edge on your credit card and check that you have sufficient funds on your credit/debit card. Then try the following 1. Visit https://www.clinicaledge.co and login using the email you tried to register with and the associated password you created and then sign up from within your user profile for The Shoulder: Steps to Success online course in the training programs section of yoUr account. If you have not created an account yet then you will not need to login first, you can register via the training program/The Shoulder: Steps to Success online course section via register button for the ticket that you would like. 2. If these steps don’t work, please let us know so we can help sort it out. You can email us on email@example.com
Yes! We provide significant discounts on course enrolment for students. For specific information on the student discount or to take up the student offer please email a copy of your student registration/university enrolment details to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what ticket you are interested in for The Shoulder: Steps to Success online course registration and we will send through a discount coupon and further instructions. This offer is available for undergraduate students only and is only available at the time of registration. The discount does not apply if you have already registered without using the student discount.
To ensure the highest quality presenters and material are provided for course attendees, all Clinical Edge course presenters are paid for the presentations. More than 12 months of preparation, work and costs are involved in the research, organisation and preparation to provide you with this opportunity, and for a fully featured online course of such a high standard. Unlike physical courses and conferences, your course enrolment provides you with access to the course presentations for 12 months or on an ongoing basis, allowing you to watch presentations whenever it suits you, as many times as you like. You save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, on travel time, travel costs and accommodation, while accessing the course from the comfort of your home or clinic. All of this for less than the price of one physical course!
Each course enrolment will provide access for one person to the course, and one Certificate of Attendance for your CPD Record. Please be honest with your course login. We really appreciate your honesty in keeping your course access to yourself so that we can continue to organise education like this for you, and depend on your honesty to be able to do this.
You will need a Broadband connection eg ADSL or ADSL2 to view the videos on a computer at the clinic or at home. Dial-up may work as well. If you are not sure, signup for a free membership, and you will be able to test it on your computer. You can watch the videos on your mobile or iPad via your 3G or 4G service. The video host automatically detects your internet connection speed, and provides the appropriate quality of video dependent on your connection speed. eg with ADSL2, you will get an incredibly high quality picture, and with slower speeds, the picture clarity will be varied to provide smooth streaming of the video. Streaming over 3G on your mobile is generally very clear and smooth. We recommend that you use Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari browsers when accessing the Clinical Edge website resources and conference materials.
You can see the estimated price in different currencies in the register section of the course page.
The following video takes you through these steps
The Shoulder: Steps to Success online course gold ticket enrolment will provide you with 12 months access to the current version of the course.
If you choose a Platinum or Diamond course enrolment, you will have access to the presentations on an ongoing basis, including all future updates.
Platinum and Diamond course enrolment provides you with audio downloads of the course presentations. These will be available to download to your Computer, Phone or iPod, to listen to whenever it suits you. When the course is updated, you will be able to download the updated audio files as well with the platinum and diamond The Shoulder: Steps to Success online course ticket.
20 hours of CPD as well as links to research articles and other resources.
You will need to check with your individual professional body as to the requirements for recording CPD.
The Shoulder: Steps to Success online course videos will be logged in yoru individual Clinical Edge CPD record for you to print out and you will receive a certificate later in the year to include in your CPD portfolio.
Yes. These vidoes will be available for you to view when you enrol. You can view them in the training program section of your Clinical Edge account under The Shoulder: Steps to Success online course section- module title "Bonus: Shoulder special tests".
No, the Shoulder: Steps to Success online course is separate to the Clinical Edge membership resources. You will not have access to any of the course presentations as part of your membership. If you would like to view the Shoulder: Steps to Success online course resources you will need to purchase a ticket for the Shoulder: Steps to Success online course.
Yes! Clinical Edge members will receive 1 month free membership with registration on the Shoulder: Steps to Success online course. Simply enrol on the Shoulder: Steps to Success online course with your existing Clinical Edge membership account and we will add 1 month free to your next month. You need to login to your Clinical Edge account first and then register for the Shoulder: Steps to Success online course from within your existing account to receive the 1 month free membership.
This only applies to current Clinical Edge finanical members. If you are on a free trial your free month will be added after the initial payment has been processed.
The free month membership will be at the same level as your current billed account eg gold or platinum. If you are on an annual membership the free month will be added to yoru account also.
Login to the website by clicking on Sign In (at the top of the page), and entering your email address and password. Go to “Training Programs” at the top of the website, choose Shoulder: Steps to Success online course, and select the course enrolment of your choice here (on this page).
If you are a Clinical Edge member, OR have enrolled on a previous course, conference or waiting list, you will need to login before you enrol on The Shoulder: Steps to Success online course. If you have not previously made a purchase on the Clinical Edge website, you will create a login with your enrolment.
Your membership will be updated to give you your choice of an extra year of Platinum member access or access to the 2017 Clinical Edge Sports Injuries virtual conference. Please email us following registration with your choice.