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Scapulothoracic Assessment

Scapulothoracic Assessment

Scapulothoracic Assessment



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.


Free Webinar Series:

Join Janet Delorme for this free 5-part live webinar series. 

It's free to attend the live webinar series and you can register below (you must be signed in to register). To accommodate different time zones and to ensure everyone has a chance to watch the presentations for free, we will stream each live presentation to Embodia's YouTube channel (here) for 24 hours after the live stream. Following this, the edited recordings will be available for purchase as an on-demand course on Embodia Academy.


Overview of Each Session:


Part 1 - An Introduction to Scapulothoracic Assessment

In this introductory online course, Janet examines the current “shoulder assessment” process, and she provides insight as to WHY scapulothoracic conditions are not currently being recognized. You can find the recording of this presentation here.


Part 2 - Scapulothoracic Assessment 

Part 2 provides information on two more topics. This presentation will include information that is necessary for the understanding of assessment of the scapulothoracic region: Etiopathologies and Morphology of key scapulothoracic muscles. Clinical examples provide some exciting new ideas for assessment.


Part 3 - Scapulothoracic Assessment 

Part 3 introduces all remaining backstory topics. Studying each subject area will result in a better understanding of this complex problem.  


Part 4 - Introducing the DAAM - Finding the DAAM Resting Position

Part 4 Introduces a new, revolutionary concept for assessing the scapulothoracic region. The Dynamic Arm Attachment Mechanism or DAAM now becomes the focal point moving forward.


Part 5 - Strength Testing the DAAM, Electrodiagnostic Testing, and Diagnosis

Part 5 in this webinar series completes the DAAM assessment and takes the practitioner through to the diagnosis and the management of this enigmatic condition.

This is a bundle that includes access to the following webinars:

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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