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  • Managing the Pinch: A Review of Shoulder Impingement Care [Article]

    This article consolidates current knowledge on the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of shoulder impingement. It is packed full of practical implementation resources including videos of assessment tests, printable quick reference algorithms and a set of three phased patient exercise rehabilitation leaflets. Register below for access to the shoulder impingement diagnosis algorithm and the key take home messages from this article.

  • Avoid the Pinch: Shoulder Pain Content Marketing Campaign for Therapists [Premium/Full Site Subscription]

    An all-in-one marketing strategy with content, that you can use to promote yourself and your business to people who suffer from shoulder pain. It includes ready-to-post social media content (including videos) to help you collect new email leads through your social media channels. There's a pre-written blog post to make you more findable on Google, a pre-written email to help you nurture relationships with your existing email contacts, PowerPoint presentations, posters, and loads more resources to help you convert your email prospects into paying customers

    Login, or register a free account below, to download free social media content and watch a video talking you through the kit contents in more detail (no subscription needed).

  • Shoulder Pain - Fully Editable Web Sign Up Page

    A specially-designed (editable) web form with a "Shoulder Pain" theme, which you can customise to take free sign-ups to any kind of event or offer, provide a free download, or use to sell a one-off product or an ongoing subscription such as a membership package for example, to your clinic, a private Facebook group, a premium area on your website, or to give access to an online course or class.

    Full site subscribers have access to ALL the themed pages under this section of content as part of their subscription. Alternatively, if you don't have a Full Site subscription, you can buy access to individual themed sign-up pages for example for hosting a specific event or selling a specific product or subscription. There is a small monthly ongoing hosting charge while the page remains live, but this can be easily cancelled as soon as you are finished using the page.

    You can edit the text on most areas on the page as well as choose from five different Calls to Action (CTAs): 1. Sign Up (collects email and phone number sign ups) 2. Call Now (rings a telephone number you designate) 3. Book Now (redirects to a booking URL of your choice) - you can also use this CTA to offer free downloads 4. Buy Now (make a single one-off purchase) 5. Subscribe Now (sign up to a fixed term or ongoing subscription)

    The title of the form describes the theme of the images on the page but there are also blank templates available which you can use to build a page to suit your own unique theme, event, offer, product or membership.

    Login or register free below to watch the video showing what you can do to grow your business, using these pages.

  • Shoulder Pain Patient Information Resources

    Set of rebrandable client resources covering the topic of shoulder pain. It includes a client newsletter, "Feeling the Pinch" along with a 3 phase shoulder rehabilitation programme with exercise handouts. For more information about branding the content click here. Register an account or login below to download the newsletter and three pieces of social media completely free of charge.

    These leaflets are included in all our monthly subscriptions or they can be purchased individually using the purchase button below.

  • Manual Therapy Student Handbook: Assessment and Treatment of the Shoulder - Part 8 [Article]

    This article is the eighth from our Manual Therapy Student Handbook (see the ‘Contents panel’ for further details) and it describes how to assess and treat common shoulder complaints. As well as listing a comprehensive assessment procedure, the treatments are described in full and have accompanying videos, which provides a great practical resource for the clinician.

  • Soft Tissue Treatments with Stuart Hinds: Shoulder Girdle Pain Incorporating Arm & Forearm Case Study Masterclass

    This case study on Elbow pain walks us through the assessment dynamics of local elbow dysfunction and how the soft tissues of the upper extremity above the elbow predispose to the overall condition. Stuart demonstrates treatment protocols based on clinical reasoning from the physical assessment which results in resolution of the condition. If you thirst for advanced clinical reasoning in your assessment and treatment these case study videos are unlike any educational series, taking you into the treatment room and picking apart the assessment and treatment rationale (1 hour video).

  • Patient Information Leaflet: Exercises and Advice for Stretching the Neck and Shoulders and Trunk [Printable leaflet]

    This patient information leaflet covers exercises and advice for stretching the neck and shoulders and trunk. The leaflet includes a short overview, along with specific strengthening and stretching exercises and repetition guidelines (which can be changed by practitioners where appropriate). Each exercise includes an image and description.

    The double sided A4 (prints as a 4pp folded A5) full colour leaflet in PDF format is designed to be printed out and handed to your clients and can also be used on your website as part of a "call to action" document download (for more information read our article "Physical therapy website design: 10 homepage essentials for getting new clients"). You can purchase the leaflet individually, as part of the patient information section or as part of a full site subscription. To see a sample of the leaflet please click on the image icon in the media contents box.

    Our Co-Kinetic patient advice leaflets are written and reviewed by a multi-disciplinary team of medical and fitness professionals. Every leaflet is peer-reviewed at the very minimum by a professional in each of the following disciplines: physical therapy, manual therapy and exercise/fitness. Where appropriate we may also ask a recognised national charity to review and approve the content.

  • Clustering signs and symptoms to diagnose rotator cuff pathology

    Subacromial impingement (SAI) and rotator cuff (RTC) tears are a common cause of pain and disability of the shoulder and may be both traumatic and non-traumatic in origin. It has been reported that 20–30% of individuals between 60 and 80 years old will present with a RTC tear (1,2). Because of the high prevalence, it is crucial that we understand the best clustering of signs and symptoms to accurately identify when injury to the RTC has occurred. This review assesses the best clustering to screen for this pathology.

  • Do symptoms of pain predict rotator cuff tear severity?

    As we are learning more about the complexity of pain, we are beginning to better understand that the degree of injury does not always relate to the degree of pain. The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) defines pain as ‘an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage’. This definition highlights the variability of a painful experience and indicates pain may be a result of actual or potential tissue damage. A recent article published in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery sought out to determine if pain levels are related to the severity of rotator cuff pathology (1).

  • Shoulder Impingement for Massage Therapists

    Impingement accounts for up to 65% of all shoulder pain, and yet studies have been unable to determine the precise structure which is at fault. This article uses an evidence-based approach to guide clinical practice by looking at anatomy, pathology and function of the shoulder region. By understanding how to optimise shoulder function, treatment of several body regions can be combined to address impingement problems. A number of hands-on manual therapy techniques are described for the initial management of shoulder impingement problems.

  • Shoulder Impingement: Diagnosis, Treatment and Rehabilitation for Physical Therapists

    Impingement accounts for up to 65% of all shoulder pain, and yet studies have been unable to determine the precise structure which is at fault. This article uses an evidence based approach to guide clinical practice by looking at anatomy, pathology and function of the shoulder region. By understanding how to optimise shoulder function, treatment of several body regions can be combined to address impingement problems. Rehabilitation is used to target compensatory movements and re-establish optimal shoulder function, and the practitioner is guided through a rehab programme which can be applied to patients immediately.