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Scapulothoracic Assessment in Three Simple Steps

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Scapulothoracic Assessment in Three Simple Steps is a colourful 148 page book that takes an entirely different approach to understanding and evaluating this very complex and poorly recognized part of the body. This book is the first of a two-book series, written by former Physiotherapist, Janet Delorme. The series is titled: "What's Wrong with My Shoulder?" 

Book one provides an in-depth look at anatomy, biomechanics, epidemiology, and symptoms as they relate to scapulothoracic disorders, primarily long thoracic nerve palsy. Based on this in-depth understanding of the scapulothoracic region, Janet then presents a unique, three-step assessment protocol. The assessment chapter concludes with an assessment algorithm that summarizes the key steps on a single page. Book one concludes with a review of current electrodiagnostic testing protocols and how they might or might not contribute to the diagnostic process.(available now)

Book two - The Mysterious Winging Scapula. A recovery plan for Therapists and Their Patientsis an educational book that explains this complex scapulothoracic condidition in layman's terms, provides tips on managing the symptoms, and teaches movement principles and exercise that can facilitate recovery. (available in early 2022 - coming soon!)

The whimsical puppet, "Sad Man" adorning the cover on book one and book two is Janet's patient-focused spokesperson. He represents the  people who struggle every day with an undiagnosed "shoulder" problem. He is also an allegorical figure. There is only one point of contact between his arm and his body. This singular point of attachment can be compared with the human gleo-humeral joint. Clinical "shoulder" assessment remains primarily focused on this part of the shoulder. Perhaps it is time for the "shoulder" assessment to include the entire arm attachment mechanism. We are, after all, not puppets.