Clinical Exam and Interpretation







Treatment - Hands-on Management Strategies
Treatment Neuromotor and Sensorimotor management – SenMoCOR
Dry Needling in Shoulder Pain
Evidence plus in conservative management
Biopsychosocial aspects of patient-clinician relationship
Multifocal approach for clinicians
Final Exam

The exam will be available on the Friday after the last live session.

1Complete Final Exam
Referred pain is based in inflammation and it can be responsible for pain at rest in acute patients
The Subacromiodeltoid Bursa is intimately connected to the pectoralis major and the undersurface of the clavicle
All of the following characteristics are expected to be present in CHRONIC BURSITIS, Except for:
Based on the study by Hunter et al (2020), "individuals with SIS had a greater thoracic kyphosis and less extension ROM than age- and gender-matched healthy controls"
Which of the following is a strong predictor of rotator cuff disease often associated with subacromial bursitis.
During INTERPRETATION of the basic clinical examination, which of the following should be the first question to be answered?
Education of sleep position, driving to avoid impingement, positions and movements to avoid and those that help heal should be key points to be covered in the plan of care
Local palpation after Basic Clinical Examination (BCE) is used just to locate key structures.
The transverse humeral ligament assists in restraining which of the following tendons?
“A manual physical therapy approach addressing impairments of the cervical spine and upper limb neural tissue may lead to improved outcomes in the management of patients with shoulder pain and disability.”
Which of the following alternatives represents the most common affected parts of the GHJ capsule?
Pre-activated muscles are stiffer and react to unexpected joint loads more quickly
The rotator cuff and biceps are active prior to the initiation of the actual movement but not prior to the onset of deltoid and pectoralis major
During scapular dyskinesis, which of the alternatives represent the muscles that are most affected by muscle inhibition?
The inclusion of TrP-DN into an exercise program was more cost-effective for individuals with subacromial pain syndrome than exercise alone
Dry needling can improve scapular stabilization by resolving active or latent MTrP’s in periscapular muscles
When considering clinical reasoning: strong arguments come from our beliefs and habits
An increase in thoracic spine flexion results in:
There is a strong recommendation for Manual therapy to be use at initial treatment phases
Exercises with lower quadrant weight transference may increase the demands on the rotator cuff
By reframing goals as a destination “From Here to There” the clinician provides a mental construct that the engagement is a process or a “journey”.
Patient satisfaction with physical therapy care is determined more by the outcome of treatment than by interactions with the therapist and the process of care
Promoting a more participatory clinician-patient relationship is in keeping with current Western cultural tendencies, but may not be universally accepted
Rotator cuff disease is a common disorder and affects 30–50% of which of the following populations?
There is a higher incidence of full-thickness rotator cuff tears in diabetic patients
Physical activity/exercise is the best non-pharmacological therapy for the main diseases associated with aging.
Significantly higher number of individuals with rotator cuff tears had family members with a history of tears or surgery than those without tears