Neck and shoulder – examination and treatment
October 15-16

9:00–18:00 (final day:16:00)
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The condition of the spine affects the function of the shoulder, and vice versa, shoulder dysfunctions disturb the biomechanics of the spine. In order to properly treat pain in these areas, it is worth knowing their dependencies. Arm pain can come from both the structures of the shoulder girdle and can radiate from the cervical spine as well as other parts of the body. Performing a thorough physiotherapeutic diagnosis makes it possible to determine which structure is the cause of pain. If the cause is known, appropriate therapy can be applied.
The course discusses the problems of patients suffering from neck or shoulder pain. The biomechanics of the cervical spine and shoulder girdle are discussed, followed by examination, differentiation of structures and planning of appropriate therapy. During the workshops, participants learn various physiotherapeutic interventions combining elements of manual therapy, PNF and medical training. The course is mainly practical. Patient demonstration is included.

What will you learn on the course
• to conduct an anamnesis with a patient
• to examine and differentiate the structures of the cervical spine and shoulder girdle
• to identify dangerous symptoms and refer the patient to the appropriate specialist if necessary
• to recognize the most important pathologies in X-ray and MRI images
• the biomechanics of the neck and shoulder
• the nature of the most common pathologies
• to plan physiotherapy
• various techniques of treating joint, muscle, fascia and neural disorders
• the principles of medical training
• to plan a home exercise program
• the surgical possibilities for the cervical spine and shoulder
Workshop programme
October, 15 - 16
Sunday, October 15
9:00 - 11:30 Anatomy and biomechanics of the cervical spine and the shoulder girdle (lecture)
11:30 - 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 - 13:30 The most common pathologies: discopathy, myelopathy, radiculopathy, instability
of the cervical spine, lack of cervical lordosis, nervous pathologies, impingement
syndrome, rotator cuff damage, bursitis, instability of the shoulder joint, diseases
of the long head of the biceps tendon (lecture)
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch break
14:30 - 16:20 Clinical examination, palpation, differential diagnosis, ICF, red flags (practice)
16:20 - 16:35 Coffee break
16:35 - 18:00 Manual therapy interventions for the neck (articular and muscular techniques) - practice
Monday, October 16
9:00 - 9:20 MRI and X-ray interpretation
9:20 - 11:00 Interventions for joint, muscle and neural structures (neck and shoulder) -
11:00 - 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 - 11:45 Glenohumeral rythm reeducation, PNF (practice)
11:45 - 13:30 PNF for range of motion, building stability, strength, endurance and motor
control, medical training, homework (practice)
13:30-14:30 Lunch break
14:30 - 15:30 Patient demo
15:30 - 16:30 Conservative and postsurgery physiotherapy protocols, Evidance Based Medicine
- myths and facts
16:30 - 16:45 Coffee break
16:45 - 17:30 Surgical interventions - benefits and complications
17:30 - 18:00 Questions, discussion, certificates
Meet the tutor
  • Joanna Jaczewska- Bogacka
    PT, PhD
Since 2007, he has been working with patients with orthopedic and neurological diseases. He has the greatest experience in the treatment of diseases of the spine, shoulder, knee and neurological dysfunctions. She worked with players of the Polish national team in various disciplines (cycling, judo, kickboxing, tennis, fencing). He conducts lectures and trainings for students of physiotherapy. Master's theses promoter. Author and reviewer of many scientific publications. Speaker at scientific congresses. He regularly participates in conferences in Poland and abroad.
Fee and Application
For applications before the 1st of August, the full workshop is €300.
After this date, the fee will be €340
Advance Reservation Fee - €75
€60 Discount for Educational Day participants
You will receive a confirmation email within a week after submitting your application. To be officially registered as a participant, you must pay the enrollment fee.
Worskshop seats capacity - 20 participants
BANK Payment Details:
IBAN: BG93 RZBB 9155 1005 6885 78
Holder: Physiognosis EOOD
Basis: AGM-02
Sofia, "Prof. Dr. Ivan Stranski" Str.
Block 64, entrance A (ground floor)
1700 Student Complex
Contact us
If you need to get in touch with us, send an email to info@physiotherapy.bg
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