Comprehensive Orthopedic Assessment of the Shoulder Region
The most crucial step in management of orthopedic conditions is a thorough physical examination. Only a comprehensive assessment can determine the nature and extent of the lesion and allow a practitioner to establish a baseline and then gauge progress.
This course will increase the therapist's confidence in differentiating disease states and tissue manifestations while collecting usable information to support treatment planning and reassessment.
Beginning with a review of structures of the shoulder region with a focus on the mechanics of the glenohumeral joint, the first day of this workshop will take each participant through a systematic analysis of the region with the expected observation and performance of the shoulder in standard orthopedic testing. Gross observation, palpation, postural assessment, range of motion testing, muscle length and strength assessment, and neurological testing will be covered. An emphasis on using joint play as assessment will conclude the first day.
Day two of the seminar will review the clinical presentation and mechanism of injury of common shoulder region pathologies, focusing on how each condition alters basic assessment findings. Instruction and practice of special orthopedic testing to rule in and rule out conditions is the focus of the final day, helping the participant confidently determine a clinical impression.
INSTRUCTOR: Andrew Caissie, BSc,RMT
Andrew has been providing massage therapy services to residents of the HRM for more than 25 years. He graduated with a Diploma of Massage Therapy in 1996 from Foothills College of Massage Therapy in Calgary, Alberta. He then continued studies in sports massage and myofascial release. He has also attained a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Psychology from Saint Mary’s University.
In 2011, Andrew joined the faculty at the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy and taught courses in Physiology, Anatomy and Clinical Assessment until 2022. Andrew has spent a considerable number of hours volunteering massage therapy services to many sports teams and athletes. This work and experience have provided him with the skills and knowledge to treat some of Canada’s Olympic, Varsity and professional athletes. He volunteered his time with his children’s basketball teams coaching in the Fall River Rebels Basketball organization from 2017-2019.
Andrew enjoys working with people to help them overcome their barriers to recovery and return to their regular activities and lifestyle as soon as possible.
Upcoming Dates: September 9 & 10; 9am – 5pm; CCMH, Halifax, NS
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CEU’s: 14 hour