Refer to appropriate services
Conduct ongoing assessment for symptom improvement or progression during intervention and refer accordingly.
Adults with shoulder pain
Conduct an appropriate clinical evaluation
Risk factors for serious pathologies?
Offer information on nature, management, course of shoulder pain as a framework for initiation of a program of care
Is treatment required?
Management of Symptoms
Based on shared decision making between the patient and provider, the following therapeutic interventions is recommended:
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Is the person recovered?
Incomplete recovery or major symptom change (new or worsening physical, mental or psychological symptoms): refer to physician
Go to appropriate clinical care pathways and co-manage
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