Shoulder pain can be one of the most complex presentations a therapist will see. It can be difficult to understand, frustratingly slow to improve and limit the patient’s quality of life considerably. If you find shoulder impingement treatment tricky to treat then this is the course for you.
Shoulder complaints are the third most common musculoskeletal cause of visitation to a general practitioner with at least half of these persisting beyond 12 months. Shoulder Impingement Syndrome (SIS) is the most common cause of shoulder pain and a recent systematic review of interventional treatment for Shoulder Impingement Syndrome concluded the effectiveness of surgical or conservative therapies targeting the shoulder joint are limited.
In 2016 Don Hunter completed a case-control study as a part of a Master of Research, and in 2022 completed a random control trial as a part of his PhD (University of Newcastle), establishing a relationship between inefficient thoracic posture and impingement syndrome. Don has translated his findings into an evidence-based, clinically applicable shoulder impingement treatment model that you can utilise immediately and confidently in your clinic.
Shoulder Impingement: A Postural Model will review the normal anatomy and function of the shoulder complex as well as the pathophysiology of SIS, then explore the most common differential diagnoses and their key clinical signs and symptoms. Don will demonstrate the latest clinical testing for SIS and describe why thoracic posture is so important in addressing SIS and other upper limb conditions.
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