Recorded on: Wednesday 14th July 2021

Access: 14 days 

Cost: FREE
Host: Dr Angela Cadogan

Rotator cuff related pain is common and rehabilitation is considered the first-line treatment for this condition. Many forms of exercise are prescribed on the assumption that strengthening the rotator cuff will improve pain and function. 

However ‘strengthening’ exercises often increase pain and many people can’t tolerate increasing loads.  Mounting research in both tendon pathology, shoulder rehabilitation and pain science challenges the assumption that strength gains are behind improvements in shoulder function. 

In this webinar we take a broad look at the evidence for exercise in rotator cuff related pain and present a clinical reasoning model that may improve rehabilitation outcomes. 

What will be covered?

  • Evidence for ‘exercise’ in rotator cuff related pain
  • Structural anatomy of the rotator cuff
  • Pain mechanisms in rotator cuff related pain
  • Neuromuscular and structural effects of exercise
  • Pain vs weakness classification
  • Clinical reasoning in rehabilitation of rotator cuff related pain

By the end of this webinar you will:

  • Understand the effects of exercise on the rotator cuff
  • Understand the wider benefits of exercise for people with rotator cuff related pain
  • Be able to apply clinical reasoning to rehabilitation programmes for people with rotator cuff related pain.

Study time: 0.5 hours

Slide handouts and CPD Certificates provided.


Great overview


Good to start this broader perspective thinking - I'm keen to delve into more detail now.

Excellent clinical relevance


Great webinar. Short. To the point. And totally clinically relevant.

On the spot!


Insightful, providing new line of thinking and very well presented .

Full of knowledge, easy to access


Full of knowledge, easy to access. Comprehensive content.



The webinar is very informative, well explained and it was short and brief but contains an assessment and aspects that could help physical therapist to properly address their patients.


Really great, clear, concise information, I look forward to doing more courses with you.


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