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Clinical Assessment - Shoulder (Part a)

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Movement Therapy Clinics

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Harborne

Birmingham

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Clinical Assessment - Shoulder

This course is split into two parts (Part a and b) and forms part of Phase 2 of the Musculoskeletal Remedial and Exercise Therapy course.

Phase 2: Module 3: Clinical Assessment Shoulder

Overview

  • Structure of the shoulder
  • Anatomy of all ligaments, bursa, muscles, connective tissue, nerves and blood supply to the shoulder
  • Active, Passive, Active Resisted, and Clinical testing for the shoulder
  • Manual therapy techniques for the shoulder
  • Exercise intervention of the shoulder - muscular endurance, strength, proprioception and functional tasks
  • All elements integrate the case history, pain science and tissue healing information and activities covered in phase 1

Pre-Course:

  • You will complete a worksheet that will introduce you to the anatomy and function of the shoulder joint

Part A

Part a) During the morning session you will:

  • Learn in-depth anatomy for the shoulder region:
    • Bones and bony landmarks: Scapula, Clavicle, Sternum, Thorax, Humerus
    • Joints: GlenoHumeral, AcromioClavicular, SternoClavicular, ScapuloThoracic
    • Ligaments: GlenoHumeral, Transverse Humeral, CoracoHumeral, CoracoAcromial
    • Bursa: SubAcromial, SubDeltoid, Subscapula, Subcoracoid, CoracoClavicular, SupraAcromial
    • Movements of the Glenohumeral and Shoulder girdle joints
    • Muscles: Trapezius, Pec Minor/Major, Deltoid, Latissimus Dorsi, Serratus Anterior, Rhomboid Minor/Major, Levator Scapulae, Rotator Cuff (Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres Minor, Subscapularis), Teres Major
    • Blood Vessels and Nerves: Brachial Plexus and Subclavian/Brachial artery

Part a) During the afternoon session you will:

  • Learn how to conduct clinical testing for the shoulder region including:
    • Active & Passive Range of movement testing
    • Active Resisted (Strength) testing
    • Clinical tests (Including the sensitivity and specificity): Painful Arc test, Jobe test, Hawkins Kennedy, Neers, Full can, Pec minor length test, Speeds, biceps load II, Yergasons, Lift off test, Scarf test, GIRD
    • Please note: This course does allow you to diagnose Musculoskeletal conditions - the intention is to make sure you can provide a thorough assessment so you may refer onwards to a healthcare practitioner
  • Learn pathology of the shoulder region including; Internal and external 'impingement', SLAP lesions, muscle injuries to the rotator cuff and Ligament injuries (AC/SC)

Part B

Part b) During the morning session you will:

  • Conduct a physical assessment for a case history with a shoulder injury
  • Learn soft tissue therapy and joint mobilisation techniques for the shoulder including: Prone, supine and side lying techniques, Neuromuscular technique (NMT), Soft Tissue Release technique (STR), Joint mobilisation techniques, Soft Tissue Massage (STM)

Part b) During the afternoon session you will:

  • Learn how to structure and plan an early stage exercise plan for someone recovering from an injury
  • Learn how to incorporate elements of pain science into your injury management

Assessment

  • 3 Parts - Part a) Pre-course worksheet (As above); Part b) Shoulder injury fact sheet; Part c) Video: Delivery of early stage exercises
  • If you are completing the full diploma course you will be expected to reflect on the content of the Explain Pain and Tissue Healing days throughout your 200 hours of clinical practice and how you have used the skills/communication from those modules with real-life clients
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B17 9AH

United Kingdom

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