We don’t call it the shoulder complex for nothing – it’s complicated! Diagnosing and treating this part of the body can at times be frustrating and confusing. Reacquaint yourself up-close and personal with the anatomy of the shoulder girdle by examining upper-limb cadaver specimens to improve your understanding of common presentations.
This course will include a morning in the Southern Cross University cadaver lab with Osteopath Dr Rudi Gerhardt reviewing the anatomy of the shoulder complex. You will briefly revise the brachial plexus, embryology and comparative anatomy of the shoulder, explore pathomechanisms such as scapular dyskinesis and more.
In the afternoon transfer and apply the anatomical perspectives from the cadaver lab into a clinical setting with diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of common shoulder presentations. This will enable you to visualise and treat impingement, tears and instability with confidence.
Rudi is a graduate of Sports-Physiotherapy (Munich, 1984), Osteopathy (Belgium, IAO, 1999) and B.Sc. Anatomy (UNSW, 2002). He has more than 20 years of lecturing and tutoring experience including Anatomy (UNSW), Neuroanatomy & Clinical Reasoning (UWS), and Neuroscience, Histology, Embryology and Osteopathy skills (SCU). He has also presented CPD and at conferences extensively.
The Anatomy Up Close wet lab is open to Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and Chiropractors. It includes practical examination, treatment and rehabilitation approaches that you will be able to use with confidence in your practice. The workshop will be hosted at Southern Cross University, a 10-minute walk from the Gold Coast airport terminal from 9AM to 5PM.
Places are limited to 24 attendees. It includes lunch and snacks throughout the day. E-notes will be made available for you to print if you require as well as an e-certificate of attendance for your CPD records. The course can be counted as 6 hours CPD.