Clinical examination of the shoulder: time to change direction from diagnosing the structural diagnosis towards symptom modification tests.


Ann Cools, Clinical Pearls

The purpose of the physical examination of a patient with shoulder pain is multifactorial. The clinician seeks information about tissue irritability, pain mechanisms, activity and participation limits, the patient’s expectations and goals etc…During the clinical examination, one of the purposes it to examine possible underlying biomechanical factors causing or perpetuating the current movement limitations and/or […]

January 11, 2019