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Strength Testing the DAAM, Electrodiagnostic Testing and Diagnosis

Strength Testing the DAAM, Electrodiagnostic Testing and Diagnosis

Strength Testing the DAAM, Electrodiagnostic Testing and Diagnosis

Sep 29, 2022 - 12:30 (EDT)
60 minutes


Janet Delorme has learned scapulothoracic mechanics the hard way. From the inside.

A 32-year career as an orthopaedic/manual Physiotherapist did not prepare her for the life-changing injury that would rob her of her career, her active lifestyle and much of her independence.

Over a period of ten years, Janet turned her focus toward learning more about this region. What she felt on the inside did not “fit” with what was being taught by professionals observing this problem from the outside. The result of many years of reading, study and personal experimentation has been the publication of two books: Scapulothoracic Assessment in Three Simple Steps. (FriesenPress 2021) and The Mysterious Winging Scapula (FriesenPress 2022).

Janet does not claim to be a researcher or a scientist. She was a practitioner who was passionate about what she did.  Now she is passionate about what she has learned. By sharing her knowledge, she hopes to help many others…the ones without a voice. Unlocking the secrets of this region will change scapulothoracic assessment. Period.

Taking time out of a busy life to read two books is a big ask for most medical professionals, so Janet has provided most of the information from Book one in a five-part webinar series, with the added benefit of new data…Always the case with scientific evidence…it is always changing!
The information presented in the books and in these five webinars is Janet’s best effort to organize a great deal of information and present it coherently and succinctly.


Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to observe DAAM ROM using glenohumeral assist.
  • Learn an effective and isolated technique for testing serratus anterior strength. Grades 0-3+
  • Learn appropriate recovery plans for each stage of recovery.
  • Take a “new” look at protraction.
  • Learn basic electrodiagnostic protocols for patients with possible proximal shoulder muscle palsy.
  • Learn possible technical and procedural pitfalls of the electrodiagnostic examination.
  • Understand problems with the “golden standard” …How it may or may not confirm a diagnosis.


Audience and General Information

This webinar is open to all healthcare professionals who are interested in further developing their shoulder assessment and treatment skills.

This is part 5 of a 5 part webinar series. You can register for all live webinars by going here. You can find all previously recorded parts of this series on Embodia Academy here.

The instructors
Janet Delorme
BScPT, Former Clinic Owner

Janet Delorme graduated with a Bsc.PT from Queens University in 1981.

During her 30+ years of full-time practice, Janet specialized in Orthopaedics as an Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapist and in Acupuncture as an Instructor/Facilitator at CAFCI. She was also well versed in many exercise therapies including Pilates Mat and Reformer.

Janet was an owner/partner at the Kenora Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre until 2012 when an unusual shoulder injury ended her practice as a manual/manipulative physiotherapist.

Since 2012, Janet has been actively researching and writing. She has written and published five papers and two books on scapulothoracic assessment and treatment.

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