Clinical Examination of the Shoulder

By

  • Todd Ellenbecker, DPT, MS, SCS, OCS, CSCS, Clinic Director, Physiotherapy Associates, Scottsdale Sports Clinic, Scottsdale, National Director of Clinical Research, Physiotherapy Associates, AZ, USA

Practical, clinically focused, and highly illustrated, this new guide includes content not covered in any other book, presented in a user-friendly format. Part I introduces the concepts of subjective evaluation, observation/posture, related referral joint testing, neurovascular testing, palpation, and range of motion testing. Part II comprises the bulk of the text, covering the major shoulder tests that clinicians perform. Part III features supplemental tests used in the clinical setting. Finally, Part IV pulls all the information together by testing students and clinicians alike with a series of case studies. The reader will also find extensive, up-to-date references for further research or study.
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Book information

  • Published: July 2004
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-7216-9807-6


Table of Contents

Section I: General Overview
1. Introduction:
How to use this book
Definition of Objective Terms (PPV, NPV, Sensitivity Specificity etc)
Comparison of evaluation findings to surgical findings and other diagnostic tests
2. Subjective Evaluation:
Basis of Subjective Evaluation
Sport and Activity Specific Questioning
Baseball / throwing sports • Tennis • Golf • Swimming
3. Observation / Posture:
Observation
Posture
Scapular Evaluation
4. Related Referral Joint Testing:
Cervical Spine Clearing Tests
AC joint clearing
SC joint clearing
Elbow joint clearing
5. Neurovascular Testing:
Sensation – sensory evaluation
Map of dermatomes
Semmes Weinstein Kit
Strength – refer to chapter X
Reflexes – brief overview
Thoracic Outlet Testing:
Rayan & Rayan Research
6. Palpation:
Rotator Cuff Palpation based on Mackarey research
Palpation sequence
Indications based on palpation (Davies & DeCarlo, 1995)
7. Range of Motion Testing

Section II: Special Tests
8. Instability Testing
9. Impingement Testing
10. Labral Testing
11. Rotator Cuff Tests
12. Biceps Tests

Section III: Additional Shoulder Evaluation Techniques
13. Strength Testing
14. Subjective Rating Scales:
15. Analysis of Sport Technique:
Tennis / Overhead throwing model:

Section IV: Appendix and Case Studies