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

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

  1. Understand common condition affecting the older shoulder
  2. Be able to perform a modified shoulder assessment of the older shoulder
  3. Be able to make a differential diagnosis of glenohumeral osteoarthritis, rotator cuff and cervical spine referred pain
  4. Understand pain management options for specific conditions
  5. Be able to develop an appropriate physiotherapy treatment plan including advice on modifying the environment for specific patients.
  6. Be able to list the criteria for orthopaedic referral.

Slide handouts and CPD certificates provided.

Study time: 1 hour