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PE #021 Shoulder pain, rotator cuff tendinopathy and frozen shoulder with Dr Jeremy Lewis

by David Pope

Shoulder pain – what are the causes, and how can you treat it? Are your special tests around the shoulder really isolating and identifying pathology? How can the rotator cuff still function with small and large tears?

In Episode 21 of the Physio Edge podcast, Jeremy Lewis and David Pope discuss these questions and more including:

  • What is the value of special tests around the shoulder?
  • What diagnosis can you provide your patients for their shoulder pain
  • How can you identify if you need to focus your treatment on the scapula, glenohumeral joint, cervical spine or thorax?
  • How can you identify a rotator cuff tendinopathy?
  • What is the Rotator Cable, and how is it important in rotator cuff tears?
  • Is the acromion really the cause of “impingement” or subacromial pain?
  • If a patient has a biceps tendinopathy and a rotator cuff tendinopathy, which should be treated first?
  • What contributes to biceps tendinopathy?
  • Theraband – valuable?
  • When imaging of the shoulder is valuable, and when it is a waste of time
  • Frozen shoulder – what treatments work well

And much more.



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Tags: Dr Jeremy Lewis, Shoulder, shoulder pain, subacromial pain syndrome, acromion, impingement, rotator cuff, tendinopathy, theraband, SSMP, pathology, frozen shoulder, muscle tear, rotator cable, physio, physio edge, podcast

  • Bernard Liew

    Hi Dr Jeremy,

    Great podcast… Would like to know if you upload a copy of your frozen shoulder treatment pathway and techniques.

    • David Pope

      Thanks Bernard. Jeremy said they intend to make the evidence based care pathway available on the London Shoulder Clinic website next year

  • Absolutely brilliant dissertation by you Jeremy – and I might say David too in keeping up the good questions. A very generous insight into your world Jeremy ~ and I must say I applaud your diplomacy in being so circumspect about how so many shoulder orthopaedic surgical procedures are inappropriate!

  • Hello together,

    thanks David for your geat work!
    The SSMP and further information could be found @ or directly there

    With regard


  • Dave

    Just started listening to the podcast, I'm really enjoying it so far and finding it really helpful as I'm studying Osteopathy. Dave

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