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The Ultimate Upper Quarter

Presenter: Tanya Bell-Jenje

Target Audience: Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Biokineticists, Sports Physiologists, Rehabiilitation Professionals

Courses For Healthcare Professionals

Join Tanya Bell-Jenje for this 12-hour course focused on the assessment and rehabilitation of upper quarter pain and dysfunction

Live ZOOM Sessions 

18 January 2021- 16:30-18:30

21 January 2021- 16:30-18:30

25 January 2021- 16:30-18:30

28 January 2021- 16:30-18:30

1 February 2021- 16:30-18:30

4 February 2021- 16:30-18:30

All sessions will be recorded and recordings available for 3 months from 18 Jan/ date of purchase thereafter

Pre-Course Special

Sign up before 17 January 2021

Cost: R2400


12 CEUs

Recordings available for 3 months

 Course price increases to R3000 from 18 January 

Testimonial from the Lower Quarter Online

I have always wanted to do your courses but with 2 little kiddies and my husband working some weekends it was always difficult to arrange someone to look after them for a whole weekend.  I know the online course took away the practical aspect of it but it was incredible to be able to attend and to watch some sessions more than once.


I love being a physio but your course gave me a renewed excitement for my practice.


The Upper Quarter is an integrated physiological system both anatomically & biomechanically.
For this reason, assessment & management of upper quarter pain & dysfunction should respect various co-relationships for best outcomes.

 On this course you will learn to:
  • Understand the biomechanics and clinical anatomy of the glenohumeral, scapulo-thoracic, scapulo-humeral and cervico-thoracic regions in a unique, clinically applicable manner.

  • Recognise abnormal scapular and glenohumeral positional changes and its effect on the presenting pathology.

  • Understand & identify the causative factors in various upper quarter syndromes.

  • Predict risk for future injury of the upper quarter.

  • Assess the upper quarter in detail. This assessment is unique, providing maximum information with minimum tests. A novel assessment form is provided for immediate use in your treatment rooms.

  • Use clinical reasoning to identify source of symptoms and the appropriate management.

  • Learn to reason where you should start with management: with glenohumeral or scapular or cervical dysfunction. Which is the chicken & which is the egg?

  • Correctly teach your patient selected stabilisation strategies (to improve motor control & control of the neutral) of the craniovertebral, scapula and glenohumeral joints from the initial acute phase (in neutral) to full return to their pre-injury level.

  • Pre-habilitate injury risk factors to prevent injury, minimise costs and allow the professional athlete to be less hampered by persistent injury.

  • Correctly employ Myofascial release techniques to connective tissues with restricted extensibility, such as Levator scapulae, Pectoralis minor, Infraspinatus and Teres minor.

  • Progress rehabilitation in functionally ideal positions for optimal return to the patients’ pre-injury level.


About Tanya Bell-Jenje


Tanya is a Manual Therapist (OMT), international lecturer and developer of the Groovi Movements Physio Software.

She is a founder of Bell Rogers & Harris Physiotherapists and a Director of ‘Off Nicol Health Wellness & Rehab’ in Johannesburg, South Africa. Earlier career and life experiences revolved around her position as Physiotherapist for various National Sports & Teams such as South African Mens Cricket and Ladies Hockey.

Tanya went on to serve as an honorary lecturer at Wits University and has lectured and presented at orthopaedic congresses and physiotherapy workshops throughout the world. As she continues to study and instruct on the interplay of biomechanics and kinematics, Tanya promotes an integrated approach to injury diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

Course Outline

This 12 hour online live webinar course includes the following:

Part 1:

Core concepts for the Upper Quarter: neutral zone, muscle sleeve etc
Understanding muscle classification

Update on evidence for neck pain

Give & restriction

Optimal C0/1 & C1/2 movement

Importance of the cervical lordosis


Part 2:

Overview of the Scapula & optimal arthrokinematics

Glenohumeral joint & optimal arthrokinematics

Clinically relevant Anatomy

The Diaphragm: Link between neck pain & breathing


Part 3:

Clinically applied Anatomy with Best exercises

Workshop / homework

Assessment principles

Posture assessment

Part 4:

Party tricks

Cranio-vertebral neutral

GH neutral (Schlurpping?)

Scap neutral


Part 5:

Rotator cuff related pain syndrome

Scapular vs GH dysfunction: where & when to start

Impingement tests – relevance?

Improvements tests


Part 6:

Treatment options

Case examples

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