The Shoulder: Simple. Scientific. Modern

The Rotator Cuff: Part 1&2


In this comprehensive online course, designed for musculoskeletal health professionals, we take a deep dive into the epidemiology and aetiology of rotator cuff pathology, subacromial impingement and why it’s being heavily challenged, pain and it’s relationship to shoulder patho-anatomy, predictors of clinical outcomes, and the utility of radiological imaging in the diagnosis and management of rotator cuff pain. 

We then shift gears in part 2 and learn how to assess someone with shoulder pain. The assessment includes both subjective and physical examination techniques, with no silly over-complicated gimmicks.

Following this we then learn the evidence supporting physiotherapy management. 

Finally, we learn practical exercise ideas for people who present to you with subacromial shoulder pain.

A summary, by Jared.
Course summary, by Jared.

This course is for you if you:

  • Want to update your understanding of the action of the rotator cuff

  • Understand concepts such as load, capacity and resilience and the clinical implications of these terms

  • Want to recognize who is likely to get better with physiotherapy and who will likely not. This is essential for accurate provision of a prognosis, which all patients/clients want

  • Want to understand the role of the scapula in rotator cuff pain and pathology

  • Want to know more about the rotator cuff tear, including size, location and mechanism of injury

  • Need to know the current state of play with subacromial impingement and what this means for physical therapy, surgery and injection therapy

  • Want to improve you subjective and physical assessment techniques.

  • Want to know the scientific literature supporting physiotherapy as an intervention.

  • Want to know how exercise therapy actually works, mechanistically!

  • Craving more exercise ideas for the shoulder. Simple and effective. 

  • Treat anyone with shoulder pain. Being able to articulately explain pain and incorporate pain neuroscience education into your clinical consultation can promote feelings of control and coherency on the part of the patient which may lead to improved outcomes


What’s included?

  • 9 modules and 10 hours of evidence-based content

  • A full reference list

  • A real-life case study from a patient’s perspective

  • Actionable strategies and knowledge to use immediately in clinic

  • A discount for all subsequent Shoulder Physio online courses

  • Lifetime access! (or as long as the internet is around...)


By the end of this course you will:

  • Have an up to date understanding of all thing’s rotator cuff

  • Know what outcome measures to use to aid prognosis and monitoring response to physiotherapy

  • Know the relevant science surrounding subacromial impingement and what this means for physical therapy

  • Have an up to date understanding of pain and how it applies to the shoulder, using modern definitions and applications.

  • Appreciate the adaptability and complexity of human beings!

  • Know how to assess and treat the shoulder using modern science. 

  • Know how our prescription of exercise actually works!


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