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:
- Common shoulder conditions that affect the older population
- Shoulder assessment and how to modify this for specific patients
- Differential diagnosis of common shoulder conditions
- Physiotherapy treatment
- Utility of injections
- Orthopaedic referral criteria