The Older Shoulder Webinar

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Recorded Webinar

This webinar was recorded on 10 June 2021.

Access: 7 days
Cost: $20 NZD
Host: Dr Angela Cadogan


Shoulder pain is common in the older population. Physiotherapists are often asked to ‘manage’ shoulder pain for older people in residential care, and other settings where assessment and treatment of the shoulder can be affected by cognitive impairment, mobility impairment, medical and other physical comorbidities.  

Understanding the common shoulder conditions that affect this population and their natural history, how to modify your assessment to achieve a differential diagnosis, and what treatment interventions are available for specific conditions can help manage pain and disability in this group. In addition to physiotherapy, injections and surgery can have a role and understanding the utility and referral criteria can help optimise outcomes for older people with shoulder pain.  

In this webinar,  Angela discusses:

  1. Common shoulder conditions that affect the older population
  2. Shoulder assessment and how to modify this for specific patients
  3. Differential diagnosis of common shoulder conditions
  4. Physiotherapy treatment
  5. Utility of injections
  6. Orthopaedic referral criteria
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Management of the Complex Shoulder Webinar

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Recorded Webinar

 This webinar was recorded on 2nd June 2021.

Access: 7 days
Cost: $20 NZD


The RNOHT unit has been on a journey from one of the first regional units for Shoulder & elbow dysfunctions to now being the leading National centre for specialist UL problems primarily arthroplasty and atraumatic shoulder instability. This webinar will review the lessons learnt, developments in treatments and future areas of research. 

The focus of this webinar will be on patients that have had a protracted recovery despite conventional management, predominantly non-traumatic shoulder instability and pain.

Anju will cover how they address these patients within a biopsychosocial framework and what does the intervention look like, how the input is provided via a team rather than individual professions. 

Anju will use case studies to help clinicians identify the patients that may need specialist help and what does the intervention involve and how perhaps some of these issues could have been better managed or addressed from the outset. 

Anju will cover:

  • What does complexity look like?
  • Where are we at, where do we need to go?
  • What do we do now?

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this webinar you will:

  1. Be able to stratify patients that may require a more multi-dimensional approach
  2. Understand the Biopsychosocial approach in shoulder management
  3. Understand realistic expectations of outcome

Presentation handouts, reference list and CPD certificates provided. 

Study time: 1 hour 


Problem-Solving the Problem Shoulder Webinar

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Recorded Webinar

 This webinar was recorded on Tuesday 23rd February 2021.

Access: 14 days
Cost: $20 NZD

In this webinar, Angela will identify common reasons why people with shoulder pain often don’t improve with physiotherapy treatment and will give you practical tips on what you can do to get them progressing in the right direction. 

If you feel like you’re unsure of the best treatment for people with shoulder pain, or feel like you’re just chasing symptoms, their pain levels are not changing or your exercises make them worse, join Angela on this webinar to find out why and what you can do. Angela will cover:

• Common reasons why people with shoulder pain don’t improve
• What steps to take to get the patient moving in the right direction
• Practical tips & strategies to get the patient on-board with treatment
• Where to go if you still need help with managing your patient. 

By the end of this webinar you will be able to:

• List common reasons why people with shoulder pain don’t improve
• Apply clinical reasoning   identify why patients may not be improving
• Identify strategies to improve clarity about diagnosis & management.

Slide handouts and CPD certificates provided.

Study time: 1 hour 


Rheumatology Red Flags Webinar

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Recorded Webinar

Recorded Date: Wed 3rd February 2021
Cost: $20 NZD

Rheumatologic conditions are common musculoskeletal masqueraders. They are more common than you think, with back pain and tendinopathy being common manifestations of rheumatologic disease. Many go undiagnosed for years delaying important disease-modifying treatment.

with Jack March, Rheumatology.Physio
hosted by Dr Angela Cadogan - Physiotherapy Specialist

Don’t miss this webinar where you will get important updates about health risk factors, symptoms and signs to help you recognise rheumatologic conditions in clinical practice.

Jack will cover assessment for important rheumatologic conditions including:

• Symptoms
• Co-Morbid conditions
• Family History
• Decision making aids

Slide handouts and CPD certificates provided.

To register and for more information about this webinar


How to Build a Career Pathway in Physiotherapy

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FREE Webinar

This webinar was held on  Tuesday 16th February 2021

Cost: FREE

Access: 14 Days

Presenter: Dr Angela Cadogan, PhD, NZRPS

Physiotherapists are set to play an important role in the workforce in coming years. There are an increasing number of roles for physiotherapists in both the public and private setting across a range of clinical practice areas. 

Whether you’re a new graduate wanting to know what opportunities are out there or an experienced clinician considering advanced practice or specialist roles, this webinar will provide valuable guidance as you plan your career pathway. 

Angela will cover:

•  Current and emerging career opportunities for physiotherapists
•  Matching your professional development plan to your career goals
•  How to identify CPD opportunities to fit your plan

Slide handouts and CPD certificates provided.


Career Pathways for Physiotherapists

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Changes in healthcare service delivery in response to population and workforce changes are seeing the skills of physiotherapists being utilised increasingly within existing medical specialties and other healthcare settings to improve access to services and provide specific diagnostic and rehabilitation expertise.

In this webinar Dr Angela Cadogan will explore the career pathways of three physiotherapists and discuss their current roles.

Hannah Morley (UK) is a First Contact Practitioner, Advanced MSK Practitioner and is currently a Churchill Fellow looking at advanced and extended scope physiotherapy roles around the world. Hannah provides an overview of advanced practice, and extended scope roles in the UK and will discuss her role as a First Contact Practitioner including wider issues such as clinical governance and managing clinical risk.

Monique Baigent (NZ) works in an orthopaedic triage role in the Counties-Manukau DHB in Auckland. Monique discusses how her role evolved, the working relationship with the orthopaedic surgeon, training and supervision in the role, and the extension of the role to include corticosteroid injections.

Sarah Thom (NZ) works in the Primary Contact Service in the Emergency Department at Christchurch Public Hospital. Sarah will discuss the evolution of her role, her key responsibilities, training and supervision and how her role integrates with other hospital and community services. 

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Screening for Serious Pathology

Screening for Serious Pathology

Laura Finucane and Chris Mercer are Consultant Physiotherapists (UK) with specific expertise in screening for serious spinal, and other pathology.

Both Laura and Chris are involved in supporting national health and professional organisations in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic in relation to identification and referral of serious pathology.

With most countries having implemented lockdown measures due to COVID-19, physiotherapists around the world are now seeing patients by video and phone consultations.

The ability to screen for, identify and appropriately refer serious spinal, and other pathologies is critical. This webinar will explore screening for serious spinal pathology and clinical applications of screening relating to other body regions and conditions.

Join us to hear two leading experts discuss: - Managing uncertainty in these challenging times - What are the serious pathologies we need to identify? - What are the symptoms/signs of these conditions? - Prioritisation and referral pathways

Includes:  Slides, Chat Questions, International Framework for Red Flags for Potential Serious Spinal Pathologies and CPD Certificate.

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Telehealth for Physiotherapists

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Government Level 4 alert measures for COVID-19 come into effect on 25th March. Physiotherapists will cease face-to-face consultations and telehealth may become the only way of providing continuity of care. We have 24 hours to figure this one out!

I am no expert in telehealth, so I have called on some local and international contacts:

Gloria Paterson (Clinical Lead, Waitemata DHB, NZ)

Amanda Hensman-Crook (Consultant MSK Physio, FCSP, HEE AHP national clinical fellow, UK)

Lesley Holdsworth (Scottish Government Clinical Lead for Digital Health Care)

The panel will talk us through their experience with telehealth and some essentials including:

  • NZ considerations
  • What is telehealth
  • What video platform to use?
  • Insurance issues
  • Which patients are appropriate for telehealth?
  • Maintaining patient privacy 
  • Managing clinical risk
  • How does the consultation work?
  • Documentation for telehealth consultations

Includes Telehealth Resources Folder Link and CPD Certificate

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