Lesson Overview

Includes CPD Certificate

The two most common arthropathies affecting the acromioclavicular joint are osteoarthritis and osteloysis. In this lesson, we look at the differences in the pathoaetiology, diagnosis and management of both these conditions. 

In this lesson, we cover:

  • Pathoaetiology of acromioclavicular joint arthropathy.
  • Classification and natural history.
  • Clinical and imaging diagnosis.
  • Non-surgical management.
  • Referral criteria.

Learning Activities:
  • Pre-reading articles (3)
  • Video presentation (28 mins)
  • Quiz

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Discuss the pathoaetiology, classification and natural history of AC joint arthropathy.
  • Make an accurate diagnosis of chronic AC joint arthropathy.
  • Appropriately refer for, and interpret the results of diagnostic imaging.
  • Understand and appropriately apply non-operative management for AC joint arthropathy.
  • Apply appropriate and effective physiotherapy management for AC joint arthropathy.

Study Time:
Approx. 4 hours

Lesson curriculum

    1. Welcome

    2. How to use this course

    3. Copyright Warning Notice

    4. About you

    1. Manual

    2. Pre-Reading

    3. Resource

    4. Video Presentation

    1. Acromioclavicular Joint Arthropathy | Quiz

    1. Before you go...

About this course

  • $50.00
  • 10 lessons
  • 0.5 hours of video content

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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.