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067. Shoulder special tests and the rotator cuff with Dr Chris Littlewood

Physio Edge podcast

Shoulder pain can involve the rotator cuff, scapula, cervical spine, thorax, and other structures in this area. Recent research has also explored the role of patient beliefs and expectations on the outcomes of Physiotherapy for shoulder pain. Which factors are important in your shoulder pain patients? Can we identify the contributing factors to your patients shoulder pain? What information will you get from orthopaedic special tests during a shoulder examination? How can you improve your treatment results with your patient education? In this episode of the Physio Edge podcast, Dr Chris Littlewood and David Pope discuss shoulder pain, including: Classification of shoulder pathology How to identify painful vs stiff vs unstable shoulder pain vs cervical spine referred pain Questions to ask in your subjective assessment Does subacromial impingement exist, and how does a diagnosis of subacromial impingement effect outcomes Patient expectations of treatment outcomes How to perform an objective assessment What information special tests provide Is scapular dyskinesis pathological or normal movement variation Are painful or non-painful exercises most helipful in chronic shoulder pain What role does imaging have in shoulder pain This podcast adds to Physio Edge podcast 47 - Rotator cuff tendinopathy with Dr Chris Littlewood . Links of interest Webinar - "Exercise for rotator cuff tendinopathy: Does it work as we think it should, and can we do better? with Dr Chris Littlewood Download the handout from this podcast Cervical spine assessment & treatment online course Get your free trial Clinical Edge membership David Pope on Twitter Clinical Edge on Facebook Dr Chris Littlewood at Keele University Dr Chris Littlewood on Twitter Dr Chris Littlewood on ResearchGate

1hr 10mins

18 Aug 2017

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067. Shoulder special tests and the rotator cuff with Dr Chris Littlewood

Physio Edge podcast

Shoulder pain can involve the rotator cuff, scapula, cervical spine, thorax, and other structures in this area. Recent research has also explored the role of patient beliefs and expectations on the outcomes of Physiotherapy for shoulder pain. Which factors are important in your shoulder pain patients? Can we identify the contributing factors to your patients shoulder pain? What information will you get from orthopaedic special tests during a shoulder examination? How can you improve your treatment results with your patient education? In this episode of the Physio Edge podcast, Dr Chris Littlewood and David Pope discuss shoulder pain, including: Classification of shoulder pathology How to identify painful vs stiff vs unstable shoulder pain vs cervical spine referred pain Questions to ask in your subjective assessment Does subacromial impingement exist, and how does a diagnosis of subacromial impingement effect outcomes Patient expectations of treatment outcomes How to perform an objective assessment What information special tests provide Is scapular dyskinesis pathological or normal movement variation Are painful or non-painful exercises most helipful in chronic shoulder pain What role does imaging have in shoulder pain This podcast adds to Physio Edge podcast 47 - Rotator cuff tendinopathy with Dr Chris Littlewood . Links of interest Webinar - "Exercise for rotator cuff tendinopathy: Does it work as we think it should, and can we do better? with Dr Chris Littlewood Download the handout from this podcast Cervical spine assessment & treatment online course Get your free trial Clinical Edge membership David Pope on Twitter Clinical Edge on Facebook Dr Chris Littlewood at Keele University Dr Chris Littlewood on Twitter Dr Chris Littlewood on ResearchGate

1hr 10mins

18 Aug 2017

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047. Rotator cuff tendinopathy with Dr Chris Littlewood

Physio Edge podcast

The rotator cuff and rotator cuff tendons are often involved in shoulder pain, and targeted with our treatment. Dr Chris Littlewood is a Physio and senior research fellow at the University of Sheffield, and spends a large portion of his time studying and treating shoulder pain, including rotator cuff tendinopathy. In this episode, Chris and I discuss how to identify rotator cuff tendinopathy and other types of shoulder pain, and how you can direct your treatment for rotator cuff tendinopathy. We also explore: Other sources of shoulder pain Clues that the cervical spine could be referring pain to the shoulder Unstable shoulder Red flags When to image the shoulder When bursal thickness or effusion is or isn’t a problem Shoulder assessment Stiff painful shoulders Treatment for rotator cuff tendinopathy Improving exercise adherence When to perform special orthopaedic tests Injections Surgery Is there really a rotator cuff exercise, compared to a scapular muscle exercise? Do exercises isolate the rotator cuff? Download your free handout “Rotator cuff tendinopathy” Links of interest Webinar with Dr Chris Littlewood Download the handout from this podcast Webinar with Tom Goom on Bone stress injuries Cervical spine assessment & treatment online course Clinical Edge Clinical Edge free trial David Pope on Twitter David on Facebook Live video

1hr 17mins

23 Jun 2016

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047. Rotator cuff tendinopathy with Dr Chris Littlewood

Physio Edge podcast

The rotator cuff and rotator cuff tendons are often involved in shoulder pain, and targeted with our treatment. Dr Chris Littlewood is a Physio and senior research fellow at the University of Sheffield, and spends a large portion of his time studying and treating shoulder pain, including rotator cuff tendinopathy. In this episode, Chris and I discuss how to identify rotator cuff tendinopathy and other types of shoulder pain, and how you can direct your treatment for rotator cuff tendinopathy. We also explore: Other sources of shoulder pain Clues that the cervical spine could be referring pain to the shoulder Unstable shoulder Red flags When to image the shoulder When bursal thickness or effusion is or isn’t a problem Shoulder assessment Stiff painful shoulders Treatment for rotator cuff tendinopathy Improving exercise adherence When to perform special orthopaedic tests Injections Surgery Is there really a rotator cuff exercise, compared to a scapular muscle exercise? Do exercises isolate the rotator cuff? Download your free handout “Rotator cuff tendinopathy” Links of interest Webinar with Dr Chris Littlewood Download the handout from this podcast Webinar with Tom Goom on Bone stress injuries Cervical spine assessment & treatment online course Clinical Edge Clinical Edge free trial David Pope on Twitter David on Facebook Live video

1hr 17mins

23 Jun 2016

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012 Talking Scapulae with Dr Chris Littlewood and Dr Filip Struyf

NAF Physio Podcast

In this our first anniversary episode of the NAF we talk with Chris and Filip around the notorious, infamous and debatable subject of Scapula Dyskinesia. Is it cause or effect, is it defense or defect, do we need to consider it or disregard it? We get to hear Chris and Filip's thoughts about if we can and should assess scapulae for dyskinesia and if specific or general shoulder exercises matter. We also learn that Filip is a master with metaphors.

1hr 2mins

13 Mar 2016

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Chris Littlewood - Tendons: Where does pain fit in the continuum model?

BJSM

If you have wondered about the connection between pain and pathology in tendons, this podcast is for you. In this new forum, a BJSM reader takes the hard questions to the experts, Chris Littlewood, who has expertise as a clinician and researcher in the rotator cuff, asks questions of Craig Purdam, who needs little introduction to you, and Ebonie Rio, who has expertise as a clinician in tendons and as a researcher in tendon pain. Listen to the answers on the complex nature of tendons and the relationship between pain and pathology, and let us know via bjsm@bmjgroup.com if you have a pressing desire to ask an expert yourself about a clinical issue in a podcast. We are always open to suggestions. See also:Greater glycosaminoglycan content in human patellar tendon biopsies is associated with more pain and a lower VISA score: http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/48/6/469.fullProspective study of change in patellar tendon abnormality on imaging and pain over a volleyball season: http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/40/3/272.fullTendinopathy – rehab progression – part 1: http://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2013/07/23/tendinopathy-rehab-progression-part-1/Achilles Tendinopathy: is foot strike important?: http://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2014/01/22/achilles-tendinopathy-is-foot-strike-important/ Australian football players’ Achilles tendons respond to game loads within 2 days: an ultrasound tissue characterisation (UTC) study: http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2014/06/26/bjsports-2013-092713.full

28mins

12 Dec 2013