The Stiff Shoulder Module Overview


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.)


Instructor

Dr Angela Cadogan

PhD, NZRPS, M.Sports Physio, Dip.MT Physiotherapy Specialist (Musculoskeletal)

Angela is a NZ registered Physiotherapy Specialist (Musculoskeletal). Angela has a Ph.D in Musculoskeletal Diagnostics from AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand (2012) with a sub-specialty in the diagnosis and management of shoulder pain.

She is based in Christchurch, New Zealand where she works as a clinical consultant in her own physiotherapy practice and in a diagnostic Orthopaedic Triage role (Shoulder) with the Canterbury District Health Board. Angela has an ongoing research interest in shoulder conditions and has been an invited keynote speaker at many national and international shoulder conferences.

Angela is the Director of Physio Academy and runs her own online and in-person courses to help upskill other physiotherapists in the assessment and management of the shoulder. For more information visit www.drangelacadogan.co.nz.