Adjunct Education Course – The Shoulder Girdle: Clinical Reasoning and Evidence-based practice for Common Shoulder Pathologies


May 6/7, 2023 = 14 CEUs

Course times:

8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Snacks provided for morning breaks


ProActive Physiotherapy
300 Kenmount Rd, St John’s NL

Course Description:
The shoulder is an anatomical wonder that can experience multiple biomechanical faults, leading to a variety of pathologies commonly seen by physiotherapists. This two-day course will briefly review the anatomy, biomechanics, and pathologies common to the shoulder girdle. Through a case-based format, we will focus on developing the clinical reasoning required to clarify a diagnosis, improve the manual therapy skills needed to assess/treat shoulder girdle and use the available literature to incorporate evidence-based treatment into practice to help your clientele maximize their function.

Course instructor:

Kristin LongKristin Long, MCl.Sc., BHScPT, FCAMPT, CAFCI, CGIMS

Kristin Long works in Guelph, ON and is a Senior Partner at Eramosa Physiotherapy, Clinical Education & Research Associate and has been practicing in orthopaedics for 22+ years. After graduating from the University of Guelph’s Human Kinetics Program and McMaster University’s Physiotherapy Program, she later completed Western University’s Professional Master’s Program. She is a credentialed FCAMPT through her completion of the advanced manual & manipulative therapy exams (2004) and has completed acupuncture courses and Gunn IMS. Kristin is an Instructor in CPA’s Orthopaedic Division (AIM), in addition to holding a Professional Associate position teaching in both McMaster’s Physiotherapy and its OMPT Programs. She has a special interest in the shoulder girdle.


Course Objectives:

  • Apply clinical reasoning strategies to increase the accuracy of diagnosis and assist in treatment planning
  • Promote confidence in manual therapy skills when assessing (i.e., capsular mobility) and treating shoulder girdle pathologies
  • Understand shoulder pathologies and evidence-based treatment techniques and progressions to maximize client’s return to function
  • Develop competence in understanding the statistics (sensitivity/specificity) supporting available shoulder special tests to aid in the planning of their use during assessment

As this is a practical course, registration is limited. Please register by March 15, 2023. For more information, e-mail and an online registration form will be emailed to you.

This course is presented by the Adjunct Education Committee of the National Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

Course Fee:

Ortho Div members $450 + HST = $517.50;
FCAMPTs $360 + HST = $414.00
CPA members $500 + HST = $575.00
Non-CPA members $550 + HST = $632.50