Shoulder assessment and treatment:

Clinical tips and tricks

Margie Olds

Queenstown: March 23-24, 2019

This course is perfect for physiotherapists who want to advance their skills in the area of  assessment and treatment of common shoulder presentations. There will be a brief review of clinical tests, but the assessment aspect of the course will mainly focus on the clinical utility of assessment techniques (i.e. when and why to use specific assessment tools)

Topics covered include:

  • How to undertake a comprehensive and time-sensitive shoulder assessment
  • Assessment techniques – when, why and which technique to use
  • Traumatic and Atraumatic shoulder instability
  • Rotator Cuff pathology and treatment
  • Scapula dyskinesis: What is it and what to do about it?
  • Labral pathology: how to detect it, and what to do when you think there is a labral problem.

This course will be over 2 days (Saturday  and Sunday) and will use a case based approach to illustrate examples of both assessment and treatment. Practical examples of assessment and treatment techniques will be incorporated to ensure clinicians have new skills they can use when they return to the clinic.

It is an excellent pre-cursor to the Advanced shoulder course and will cover assessment and treatment of common shoulder presentation

Email: info@shoulderphysio.co.nz for more details

Venue: The Studio Queenstown, Unit 13, Gorge Road Retail Centre, 159 Gorge Road, Queenstown 9300

Date: March 23-24 Saturday morning 8.30-4:00, Sunday 8:30-4:00)

Cost: $550 (incl GST)



  1. To develop a clinical understanding of  anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder girdle
  2. To develop an understanding of treatment progression in rehabilitation of shoulder pathologies from early to intermediate stage
  3. To improve clinical reasoning with regards to the selection and progression of treatment techniques
  4. To improve clinical justification for the choice of clinical assessment techniques
  5. To improve diagnostic accuracy of assessment to enhance treatment of common shoulder conditions
  6. To understand recent research and improve clinical treatment of scapula dyskinesis

Bank details: Flawless Motion Ltd

BNZ: 02-1253-0007870-083

Please call 09-2814434 to pay by credit card over the phone.

Refunds (less $100 administration fee) will be given for cancellations 2 weeks prior to the course



The Adolescent Shoulder

Auckland, Date TBC

If you have you ever thought that the adolescent shoulder is one of the most difficult problems to treat, you are not alone. It is challenging to deliver high quality care is school and private treatment environments. Additionally, socio-cultural aspects and a growing skeletal system, make the treatment of adolescents, one of the most challenging in our musculoskeletal practice. This one day course is designed for therapists who are working in the school system. It will identify specific adolescent shoulder pathology to include in your differential diagnosis. It will expand on what makes the growing adolescent a unique problem in musculoskeletal care, and will demonstrate specific treatments and rehabilitation strategies so that you can deliver optimal care to your younger patients.

Venue: Auckland

Date: tbc

Please email for more details info@shoulderphysio.co.nz


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