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Introducing the DAAM - Finding the DAAM Resting Position

Introducing the DAAM - Finding the DAAM Resting Position

Introducing the DAAM - Finding the DAAM Resting Position

This course includes
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Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in September 2022


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:

In this online course you will:

  • Learn a new biomechanical model that recognizes how our bodies are evolutionary and integrated
  • Learn how to use a 3D perspective in the clinic
  • Recognize normal and pathological resting positions and 
  • Recognize normal and pathological ROM of the DAAM.
  • Learn to use a simple visual aid to document the resting position and ROM
  • Learn “ideal” positions for strength and for energy efficiency.
  • Understand how muscles fit into the DAAM and 
  • Learn how to teach your patient isolated movement of the DAAM


Audience and General Information

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

This is part 4 of a 5 part series. You can view the full series of courses by going to this page. When you click 'Buy course' you will be presented with the option to purchase this individual course or all of the courses in the series at a discounted rate!

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.

Course Material included in this course
  • Introducing the DAAM - Finding the DAAM Resting Position
  • Welcome!
  • Slides
  • References
  • Introduction
  • Sagittal and Transverse Views
  • Resting Positions of the DAAM
  • The ROM of the DAAM
  • The Observational Assessment
  • The Clinical Assessment
  • Conclusion
  • Questions
  • Feedback
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