A highly practical workshop exploring the theory and management of common shoulder conditions seen in clinic; in particular, the workshop will focus on frozen shoulder, impingement syndrome and post-operative management of the shoulder. There will be discussion of the aetiology and the processes associated with these conditions and a review of current research in this area.
During the workshop participants will be introduced to a bio-psychosocial approach in physical therapy called Process Approach. This management provides supports for the processes associated with functional recovery; in particular, repair and adaptive processes associated with tissue healing and motor recovery and the processes associated with the alleviation of pain/sensitisation.
The management aims to match the most suitable interventions according to these processes rather than aiming to correct structural imbalances or anomalies. A Process Approach can reduce the duration of treatment/recovery of many shoulder conditions from many months to several weeks.
In the practical sessions, the participants will learn new manual and physical therapy approaches for treating the shoulder. The workshop will also address self-care management for the patient. The participants will be introduced to Functioncise, a practical movement approach in which normal daily activities are amplified to provide the challenges necessary for recovery.
The workshop will enable the participants provide more effective shoulder management and expand their scope of practice.