The Stiff Shoulder Module

The Stiff Shoulder Module

In this module you will learn how to make an accurate diagnosis of stiff shoulder conditions using clinical examination and diagnostic imaging, and how to apply evidence-based, non-surgical management for frozen shoulder and glenohumeral osteoarthritis as well as Surgical Management & Post-Operative Rehabilitation of the Stiff Shoulder.

 

Diagnosis of the stiff shoulder

Many conditions can present with a 'stiff shoulder', and an accurate differential diagnosis is important in guiding management. 

In this lesson, we cover:

  • Definition of the 'stiff shoulder'
  • Diagnosis of glenohumeral joint pain
  • Diagnosis of glenohumeral joint stiffness
  • Differential diagnosis of 'stiff shoulder' conditions.

Frozen shoulder

In this lesson, we look at Frozen Shoulder. We will cover:

  • Pathoaetiology
  • Natural history
  • Diagnosis of glenohumeral joint stiffness
  • Diagnosis
  • Non-operative management
  • Evidence-informed physiotherapy management
  • Referral criteria

Glenohumeral osteoarthritis

In this lesson, we look at glenohumeral osteoarthritis. We will cover:

  • Pathoaetiology
  • Natural history
  • Diagnosis
  • Non-operative management
  • Referral criteria

Study time: 9 hrs (approx.)

Surgical Management & Post-Operative Rehabilitation of the Stiff Shoulder

This Lesson  is comprised of two parts:

Surgical Management of the Stiff Shoulder

Mr Khalid Mohammed (Shoulder and Upper Limb Specialist) presents on "Surgical Management" of the stiff shoulder. 

This part covers:

  • Pathoaetiology and clinical presentation
  • Clinical examination
  • Imaging
  • Orthopaedic referral criteria
  • Surgical procedures
  • Surgical outcomes
  • Post-operative rehabilitation considerations.

Study time: 1 hour (approx.)

Post-Operative Management of the Stiff Shoulder

Dr Angela Cadogan (Physiotherapy Specialist) presents the post-operative rehabilitation of the stiff shoulder.

This part covers rehabilitation following:

  • Manipulation under anaesthesia
  • Arthroscopic capsular release
  • Total shoulder arthroplasty
  • Reverse shoulder arthroplasty

Study time: 2 hrs (approx.)

Learning activities include:

  • Pre-reading articles
  • Video presentations

Optional workshop: 1 day - Saturday 27 June 2020. Christchurch, New Zealand.

This workshop is a practical and interactive to promote critical thinking and enhance clinical reasoning. The workshop includes:

  • physical examination assessment techniques
  • clinical case studies
  • live patient assessment and treatment
  • treatment planning and rehabilitation case studies

Please note: Completion of The Stiff Shoulder is a pre-requisite to this workshop.

You can register for the Stiff Shoulder Module and Workshop by clicking here.

Module:

  • The Stiff Shoulder

 

Duration: 90 days
Price: NZ$250.00