Shoulder Impingement: A Postural Model - Melbourne

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Sunday, May 19, 2024
Sunday, May 19, 2024


High Street Holistic

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.

Learning objectives:

  • Revise the functional anatomy of the shoulder complex and how this relates to pain presentations
  • Update your understanding of shoulder pain based on the latest medical literature including the main contributors to impingement and why a whole-body treatment approach can help your patient's recovery
  • Confidently diagnose impingement syndrome using an evidence-based clinical examination of the shoulder complex
  • Apply an evidenced-based treatment model confidently in clinical practice, including manual therapy techniques utilised as part of a Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) Don recently completed at Newcastle University
  • Confidently apply treatment principles to address other upper limb conditions such as tennis elbow or wrist pain

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