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ACA Webinar: Building a Bulletproof Shoulder & Neck Rehab Program Into Your Practice

  • Board Restrictions note: Co-sponsored courses may not be eligible for CE in Tennessee; Credit calculations may vary for New Mexico approval
  • Event date: 10/17/2019 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Export event

    This course provides detailed instruction on how to introduce a simple, effective, evidence-informed shoulder and neck rehab program into any doctor's practice, with little to no equipment needed.

    This rehab protocol is easily adaptable for all patients with shoulder or neck conditions, irrespective of age, activity level or general health status.  

    Because the treatment rationale is straight-forward, and patients see results quickly, patient compliance is high.

    We begin with a brief discussion of the primary causes of mechanical problems in the neck and shoulder complex, how they arise, and how they are best assessed.

    The course defines simple treatment tactics, employing the 5 most effective clinical tools for shoulder and neck conditions: spinal manipulation, stretches, massage/myofascial release, exercise and lifestyle modification.

    We discuss how both technique problems (whether in life or sport), and systemic problems (disease, deficiency, dehydration, lack of sleep, etc.) can overlay a mechanical problem, and slow healing or prevent recovery.

    We'll cover each step of the rehab protocol, including exercise progressions, stretching guidelines, massage/MFR duration & frequency, sleep/workstation/driving posture cues, and lifestyle contributors.

    The course also enables the provider to craft a return-to-work/return-to-play schedule for the patient, that achieves a quick resumption of activity with minimal risk of re-injury.

    Finally, we outline key prevention and maintenance strategies that help prevent recurrences of neck or shoulder injuries, once the patient is released from care.


    Most DCs are skilled and comfortable with manipulative and manual therapies relating to the spine, but may be less familiar with rehabilitation of of the shoulder.  This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to enable the busy clinician to build an effective low-tech/no-tech shoulder and neck rehab protocol into their practice, or streamline their existing one.

    InstructorDr. Daniel Bockmann
    About the InstructorDr. Bockmann is a TCC graduate, has been in practice for 19 years, and operates a sports med & rehab clinic in Austin, TX, where he provides pre- and post-surgical rehab for spine and extremity conditions. He has been the Medical Director for 2 semi-pro football teams, a member of the Medical Support Team for the AVP Pro Volleyball Tour, MS 150 Bike Tour, Texas Volleyball Tour, and is a hosting doctor for the UT pre-med student shadowing program. He created the Volleyball Injury Prevention (VIP) Program, a pre-play injury-prevention warm-up currently used by the UT Men's and Women's club volleyball teams. He is a member of the American Chiropractic Association, Texas Chiropractic Association, and the ACA Sports Council.
    Subject Breakdown1) Apply simple treatment tactics, using 5 clinical tools: spinal manipulation, stretching, massage/myofascial release, exercise & lifestyle modification. 2) Create and explain a return-to-work/return-to-play program for each patient that is safe, speedy and easy to understand. 3) Educate patients in preventative and life-performance maintenance, to increase patient compliance and reduce injury recurrence.
    Total Credits1.00
    FormatDistance - Live
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