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Rotator Cuff-Related Pain │ MASTERCLASS

Master the diagnosis and management of atrauamtic rotator cuff conditions with Dr Angela Cadogan.

Master the diagnosis and management of atraumatic rotator cuff-related pain. Angela Cadogan leads you through a comprehensive learning journey covering current evidence and clinical best-practice in person-centered care, epidemiology, pathoaetiology, natural history, differential diagnosis, non-surgical management and rehabilitation of atraumatic rotator cuff-related pain.

The masterclass is perfect for those clinicians working in shoulder specialty services, advanced practice settings, providing second opinions or who just want to take their own skills to the next level to help their patients.

This masterclass is packed with added value. Watch videos of real patients, access downloadable clinical resources, use the online discussion forum for asking questions and sharing cases, download patient information sheets for use in the clinic and more.

If you're an advanced practitioner, specialist, orthopaedic triage clinician or simply want more depth in diagnosis and management, this course is for you. 

What You'll Learn in this Masterclass:

    1. Where did you hear about this course?

    2. About you

    3. Welcome to the Course!

    4. Meet Your Instructor

    5. Course eBook

    6. How To Use the Course Player

    1. Got questions?

    1. The Person

    2. The Person │Video Presentation

    3. The Person │ Quiz

    4. Patient Information Sheet

    5. Extended Learning

    1. Epidemiology and Risk Factors

    2. Epidemiology │Video Presentation

    3. Epidemiology │ Quiz

    1. Pathoaetiology

    2. Pathoaetiology │Video Presentation

    3. Pathoaetiology │ Quiz

About this course

  • $150.00
  • Learning Time: 3.5 hrs
  • Access: 12 months
  • Suitable for advanced MSK clinicians, orthopaedic triage clinicians or those wanting to extend their skills.

Get confident in managing people with Rotator Cuff-Related Pain.

After this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the impact of RCRP on the person and target your education to their specific concerns.

  • Discuss epidemiology, risk factors and pathoaetiology of RCRP and how these are relevant to physiotherapy assessment and treatment.

  • Discuss the natural history of rotator cuff tears including asymptomatic tears, partial and full-thickness tears.

  • List risk factors for tear progression and irreversible tendon changes and explain how this influences management decisions.

  • Make an accurate differential diagnosis of RCRP including identifying those conditions that need onward referral.

  • List indications for diagnostic imaging and discuss interpreting imaging results in the context of the prevalence of asymptomatic pathology.

  • Understand the clinical pathways, prognostic factors and outcomes of non-operative management for atraumatic rotator cuff related pain.

  • Discuss the evidence for non-surgical management including the role of corticosteroid and PRP injections listing indications, benefits, risks and expected effects.

  • Describe components of physiotherapy management for RCRP and develop a progressive exercise programme using evidence-based rehabilitation principles.

  • Identify which patients need orthopaedic referral.

Resources included in this course:

  • Course eBook

    44 pages of course slides, text and references in one handy document for you to download and keep as a clinical reference guide.

  • Rehabilitation Guide for Clinicians

    A downloadable rehabilitation guide stepping you through exercise progressions for restoring movement and function for people with RCRP.

  • Patient Information Sheet

    "Managing Your Rotator Cuff Condition". Download and share with your patients. This covers common patient concerns about diagnosis and treatment and gives tips for managing pain and ADLs.

  • Discussion Forum

    Online course discussion forum. Direct access to the course instructor. Ask questions or share patient cases with our learning community.

  • Quiz Assessment

    Interactive, formative quiz assessment. The quiz questions test your understanding of key concepts. The correct quiz answers are given to enhance your learning.

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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: