Recorded on: Wednesday 14th July 2021

Access: 7 days 

Cost: FREE
Host: Dr Angela Cadogan

Rotator cuff related pain is common and rehabilitation is considered the first-line treatment for this condition. Many forms of exercise are prescribed on the assumption that strengthening the rotator cuff will improve pain and function. 

However ‘strengthening’ exercises often increase pain and many people can’t tolerate increasing loads.  Mounting research in both tendon pathology, shoulder rehabilitation and pain science challenges the assumption that strength gains are behind improvements in shoulder function. 

In this webinar we take a broad look at the evidence for exercise in rotator cuff related pain and present a clinical reasoning model that may improve rehabilitation outcomes. 

What will be covered?

  • Evidence for ‘exercise’ in rotator cuff related pain
  • Structural anatomy of the rotator cuff
  • Pain mechanisms in rotator cuff related pain
  • Neuromuscular and structural effects of exercise
  • Pain vs weakness classification
  • Clinical reasoning in rehabilitation of rotator cuff related pain

By the end of this webinar you will:

  • Understand the effects of exercise on the rotator cuff
  • Understand the wider benefits of exercise for people with rotator cuff related pain
  • Be able to apply clinical reasoning to rehabilitation programmes for people with rotator cuff related pain.

Study time: 0.5 hours

Slide handouts and CPD Certificates provided.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Overview

    • About the Presenter

    • About you

    • Copyright Warning Notice

  • 2


    • Handouts

    • Recorded Webinar

    • FREE eBook and Resources

  • 3

    Before you go

    • Please rate this Webinar

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Dr Angela Cadogan

Dr Angela Cadogan PhD, NZRPS, M.Sports Physio, Dip.MT Physiotherapy Specialist (Musculoskeletal) Angela is a NZ registered Physiotherapy Specialist (Musculoskeletal). Angela has a Ph.D in Musculoskeletal Diagnostics from AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand (2012) with a sub-specialty in the diagnosis and management of shoulder pain. She is based in Christchurch, New Zealand where she works part-time in her own physiotherapy practice, in a diagnostic Orthopaedic Triage role (Shoulder) with the Canterbury District Health Board and in private practice with an orthopaedic shoulder specialist. She has an ongoing research interest in shoulder diagnostics and clinical management of shoulder conditions.