Comprehensive Neck and Shoulder Pain Differential Diagnosis

Comprehensive Neck and Shoulder Pain Differential Diagnosis Aims to

As healthcare professionals, we often come across patients suffering from neck and shoulder pain, and it can be challenging to determine the root cause of the pain. This webinar is specifically designed to equip physical and occupational therapists with the necessary skills and tools to perform systemic differential diagnosis for such patients.

This CPD course is a handy, concise, and quick reference guide that will provide therapists with the resources to determine the scope of therapy or the need for referral to appropriate medical providers. By identifying red flags early on, therapists can save time and resources and ensure patients receive the best possible care.

Our informative and to-the-point course will enhance your evaluation skills and assessment techniques, providing you with the confidence to diagnose and treat patients suffering from cervical spine and shoulder pain. This webinar is designed to be practical and relevant to your clinical practice, with resources that can be used the next day.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Analyze the importance of differential diagnosis in clinical practice.
  2. Identify systemic causes of shoulder pain.
  3. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills for complex musculoskeletal diagnoses.
  4. Utilize knowledge of systemic differential diagnosis to identify red flags.
  5. Review and recognize the systemic causes of shoulder pain, including cardiovascular, complex regional pain syndrome, renal, gastrointestinal, liver, rheumatic, infection, oncologic, and gynecologic causes.
  6. Apply criteria for physician referral based on the patient’s clinical presentation.
  7. Perform a systematic assessment and ask appropriate special questions to identify the cause of shoulder pain.
  8. Perform special tests for shoulder pain.
  9. Identify potential differential diagnoses for shoulder pain based on assessment findings.

Course Curriculum:


Who Should Enroll:

  • Physiotherapists
  • Physiotherapy Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Nursing Professionals

CPD Credit Hours

1 Hour


  • Lifetime Access to Learning Resources
  • Downloadable Course Material
  • CPD Certificate




1h 13m 16s

About the Author

Dr Rina Pandya PT DPT

Dr Rina Panday PT DPT best physiotherapist in UK CPD courses instructor

Senior lecturer of Physiotherapy, author " Orthopedic Assessments Made Easy" available on Amazon / physiotherpy webinar /education specialist.

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