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Technique Peek Video - Differentiating Cervical vs Shoulder Pathology

Updated: Jul 20, 2020

This Technique Peek features Robert Shapiro, MA, PT, COMT, NKT, SFMA demonstrating how to differentiate the source of pain in a patient experiencing shoulder pain. Pain in the shoulder can be due to several factors and by using this technique clinicians will have some more clarity as to whether the source of the pathology is the shoulder or if it is originating from the cervical spine. Have Questions? Email us with any questions or feedback at

Robert Shapiro MA, DPT, COMT, NKT, SFMA is the Director of Clinical Excellence at Professional. He is a Maitland trained manual therapist who specializes in correcting muscle imbalances, postural alignment, and body mechanics to facilitate full recovery using muscle energy techniques, spinal mobilization/manipulation, prescriptive exercises, strain-counter-strain, myofascial release, Primal Reflex Release Technique (PRRT), the Hesch Method, and Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT).

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