Differential Diagnosis of the Neck and Shoulder pain

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Differential Diagnosis of the Neck and Shoulder pain

About Course

Differential Diagnosis of the Neck and Shoulder pain 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.

The 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.

Who Should Enroll


Physiotherapy Assistants 

Occupational Therapists 

Occupational Therapy Assistants 

Nursing Professionals

Sport & Exercise Physiologist 

CPD Credit Hours

1 Hour


1-Month Access to Learning Resources
Downloadable Course Material 
CPD Certificate




Course content

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Dr Rina Pandya PT DPT

Dr Rina Pandya PT DPT

Course Instructor

Dr. Rina’s physical therapy career spans over 23 years, through the UK, the USA and the Middle East. She has worked in Nationalized Healthcare Services, American health care and self pay services in acute care, in-patient rehab, skilled nursing facility, home healthcare and outpatient clinic. In addition to being a clinician she has developed specialty programs based on evidence-based practice in her role as a project manager. She has also managed the Physical Therapy department in the capacity of Head of Department in a premier private hospital in Oman. Rina is an internationally published webinar presenter; many of her courses are highlighted on Physiopedia/ Physio Plus. Her pocket books are now available on Amazon titled-- Orthopedic Assessments made easy

Dr. Pandya graduated from Manipal University, India in 2000 as well as University of Michigan, in 2018 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Rina conducts live webinars and is part of the continuing professional development teaching community with courses published in the UK, US, South Africa, Ireland and Australia.  Rina is a member of APTA, HCPC-UK and OAP-Oman. 



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