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Special Tests of the Shoulder

presented by Eric Hegedus, PT, DPT, PhD, MHSc, OCS

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Financial: Eric Hegedus receives royalties from Pearson Education, and from Accelerated Online Learning. Eric Hegedus receives compensation from MedBridge for this course.

Non-Financial: Eric Hegedis cites his research in this course, but does not use the course for the purpose of promoting his own research.

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Video Runtime: 61 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 24 Minutes

In this course, viewers will wade into the plethora of special tests of the shoulder and discover not only the traditional tests that are unhelpful with diagnosis but also the best tests for ruling in and ruling out the most prevalent pathologies of the shoulder, as supported by scientific literature. Where science lacks proof, tests will be recommended based on their clinical use. This course is part of a comprehensive clinical series covering examination and intervention for the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, as well as the upper (shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand) and lower (hip, pelvis, knee, foot, and ankle) quarters.

Meet Your Instructor

Eric Hegedus, PT, DPT, PhD, MHSc, OCS

Dr. Eric J. Hegedus has had a notable 21-year career as a leader and innovator in physical therapist education, research, and clinical practice and is founding chair of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Department at High Point University. Dr. Hegedus also is founder and director of Targeted Enhanced Athletic Movement (TEAM), a community-based health and…

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1. What Makes a Test Special?

In this chapter, learners will get a very brief review of diagnostic accuracy statistics and what makes a quality test.

2. Special Tests for Rotator Cuff Pathology

In this chapter, learners will discover the best special tests to identify rotator cuff pathologies encountered in clinical practice.

3. Special Tests for a Torn Glenoid Labrum

In this chapter, learners will discover the best special tests to identify labral tears encountered in clinical practice.

4. Special Tests for Instability

In this chapter, learners will discover the best special tests to identify instability of the glenohumeral joint.

5. Miscellaneous Special Tests

In this chapter, learners will discover the best special tests to identify less common pathologies.

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