What's in the Case Study?

    1. Shoulder Case Study

    1. Patient Information

    1. Clinical Reasoning

    1. Case Discussion

    2. Case Discussion Handout

About this course

  • Study time: 30 mins
  • Access: Duration of Subscription
  • Level: All levels

Learning Outcomes

This case study will help you to:

  • Identify red flag indicators of potentially serious pathology.

  • Appropriately prioritise referral.

  • Provide appropriate safety netting for the patient.


Dr Angela Cadogan

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

Angela is a NZ registered Physiotherapy Specialist (Musculoskeletal) with a Ph.D in Musculoskeletal Diagnostics from AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand (2012) (shoulder sub-specialty). Based in Christchurch, she works as a clinical consultant in her own private practice specialising in the diagnosis and management of shoulder pain.

Angela also works in an Orthopaedic Triage and Assessment role (Shoulder Service) with the Canterbury District Health Board. Angela has an ongoing research interest in shoulder conditions, has many publications on the topic, has been an invited keynote speaker at many national and international shoulder conferences and is Associate Editor at JOSPT (Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy).

Angela has been teaching courses on the diagnosis, management and rehabilitation of shoulder conditions for over 10 years and is passionate about upskilling other physiotherapists and improving capability of the physiotherapy workforce to meet the needs of the changing healthcare system. Angela is the director of Physio Academy. Learn more: www.drangelacadogan.co.nz