There are over 100 different described physical examination tests for the shoulder. There is confusion in the literature and among practitioners as to the exact nomenclature and technique for commonly performed tests. Many of these test have been shown to be of poor statistical value, yet their use persists. This course will begin with a review of the origins and techniques of commonly performed tests followed be a review of all pertinent published literature pertaining to the statistical accuracy, and relevance of the tests. This will be followed by a demonstration of an efficient sequence and algorithm incorporating all necessary tests to complete a thorough and comprehensive examination of the shoulder.