Subacromial Pain Syndromes – Lecture 26th November

Shoulder MRI 115200 rgbca t1 t2 pdfsThe lecture is presented by the Victorian Advanced Practice Physiotherapist Group at the APA branch, Level 1, 1175 Toorak Road, Camberwell, Melbourne, Victoria. 26th Novemeber 2015, 7-9pm.To register see the APA website 

The lecture looks to discuss current evidence for the treatment of subacromial pain syndromes, including impingement, tendinopathy and rotator cuff tears. What rehabilitation programmes have been shown to be effective and what surgeries are available?


Dr Tania Pizzari –  lecturer and researcher at La Trobe University. Her research interests include the rehabilitation for shoulder instability, EMG of the shoulder. Tania regularly presents lectures on shoulder management on behalf of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and is a member of the Shoulder and Elbow Physiotherapists of Australiasia.  She is an adjunct senior research fellow in the Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention.

Mr Tom Treseder – is an orthopaedic surgeon practicing at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Melbourne Private Hospital. He has subspecialty training in upper limb orthopaedics. His post fellowship training included fellowships in the United Kingdom and France with upper limb arthroscopy surgeon Mr Philippe Collin. He is a lecturer at the University of Melbourne medical school in the areas of upper limb orthopaedics and the management of arthritis.




Review of clinical tests for hip and shoulder


Yes a free article in the British Journal of Sports Medicine on the reliability of clinical tests for the hip.

And why we are reviewing clinical tests why not have a peek at shoulder tests with another free article from those lovely people at BJSM. It is an update on several articles outlining that isolated shoulder tests are not that reliable, and gives information on which tests are the best value.

And while you are there you could listen to the podcast by one of the authors, Chad Cook, on ‘Improving day to day physiotherapy practice”. More podcasts and blogs can be found on this site

Finally while we are on a theme of reliability of clinical tests and Chad Cook, here is a nice article on usefulness of tests for patellofemoral pain, and again it is free to access.


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