Shoulder Course

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Course Outline for The Shoulder

Developing assessment and treatment plans for common shoulder injuries Course Purpose This course is for any massage therapist or bodyworker wanted to expand their knowledge on the shoulder and its…

300 – Introduction

The shoulder sacrifices stability for mobility and offers the greatest range of motion in the body. The shoulder girdle actually consists of the glenohumeral joint, the acromioclavicular joint, the sternoclavicular…

301 – Detailed Shoulder Assessment

History How was the onset of the pain? Many common pathologies that affect the shoulder will have a gradual or idopathic onset, such as frozen shoulder or tendonitis. Was there…

302 – Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)

Frozen shoulder is also known as adhesive capsulitis. The glenohumeral joint capsule slowly becomes thick and fibrotic (Green, 2006), causing the capsule to contract and eliminate the axillary pouch. An…

303 – Impingement Syndrome

Impingement syndrome is a condition that comprises the coracoacromial arch by compressing the tissues beneath it. The coracoacromial arch is made up of the acromion, the coracoid process and the…

304 – Shoulder Instability

Shoulder instability is usually caused by a dislocation or a subluxation. A shoulder dislocation is when the humeral head loses complete contact with the glenoid fossa, while a subluxation has…

306 – Rotator Cuff Injury

The rotator cuff is made up of the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis, and the teres minor. Injuries to these muscles occur in both the young and old. The rotator cuff is…

305 – Bicipital Tendonitis

Bicipital tendonitis most commonly affects the long head of the biceps as it passes through the bicipital groove. The synovial sheath that surrounds the tendon is commonly involved creating a…

307 – Shoulder Final Exam

This next quiz is the final exam. It consists of 42 questions and you must achieve a grade of 70% or more on it. If not you will not receive…