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Course Outline for The Shoulder

Developing assessment and treatment plans for common shoulder injuries Course Purpose This course is for any massage therapist or bodyworker wanted to expand their knowledge on the shoulder and its associated pathologies. In this course you will learn about five different conditions that commonly affect the shoulder, as well as the steps to perform a […]

300 – Introduction

The shoulder sacrifices stability for mobility and offers the greatest range of motion in the body. The shoulder girdle actually consists of the glenohumeral joint, the acromioclavicular joint, the sternoclavicular joint, and the scapulothoracic mechanism. The latter is not a true joint but is an extremely important aspect of shoulder movement. Icons Throughout this course, […]

301 – Detailed Shoulder Assessment

History How was the onset of the pain? Many common pathologies that affect the shoulder will have a gradual or idopathic onset, such as frozen shoulder or tendonitis. Was there an injury to the shoulder? If so, what was the mechanism of injury? Did the client Fall On an Out Stretched Hand? This is known […]

302 – Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)

Frozen shoulder is also known as adhesive capsulitis. The glenohumeral joint capsule slowly becomes thick and fibrotic (Green, 2006), causing the capsule to contract and eliminate the axillary pouch. An arthrography will show a decrease in capsular size (Magee, 2002). Frozen shoulder is poorly understood and has a gradual onset. It usually takes a year […]

303 – Impingement Syndrome

Impingement syndrome is a condition that comprises the coracoacromial arch by compressing the tissues beneath it. The coracoacromial arch is made up of the acromion, the coracoid process and the coracoacromial ligament which joins the two. The tissues that usually become compressed in this condition are the supraspinatus tendon and the subacromial bursa, but can […]

304 – Shoulder Instability

Shoulder instability is usually caused by a dislocation or a subluxation. A shoulder dislocation is when the humeral head loses complete contact with the glenoid fossa, while a subluxation has the humeral head still in partial contact with the glenoid fossa. The shoulder is the most commonly dislocated joint in the body (Jakobsen, Johannsen, et […]

306 – Rotator Cuff Injury

The rotator cuff is made up of the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis, and the teres minor. Injuries to these muscles occur in both the young and old. The rotator cuff is susceptible to injury because of its poor blood supply; this is especially true for supraspinatus, and to a slightly lesser extent, infraspinatus. This same problem […]

305 – Bicipital Tendonitis

Bicipital tendonitis most commonly affects the long head of the biceps as it passes through the bicipital groove. The synovial sheath that surrounds the tendon is commonly involved creating a tenosynovitis. The synovial sheath’s function is to lubricate and protect the tendon as it passes through the groove. However, if the sheath becomes damaged or […]

307 – Shoulder Final Exam

This next quiz is the final exam. It consists of 42 questions and you must achieve a grade of 70% or more on it. If not you will not receive a certificate. Click “View the Lesson Quiz” below to begin the final exam. Once you complete the exam, click “Save” and then “Complete Lesson” in […]