This course is designed to present to the clinician the most recent and state of the art information in the evaluation and treatment of selected shoulder disorders. The course was developed to provide the clinician with the most pertinent information regarding the rehabilitation of these pathologies. Through lecture presentations, hands-on laboratory sessions, open discussions and problem solving of patient case studies, the attendee will have an opportunity to master new and effective evaluation and treatment techniques.
Who should attend? Physical Therapist, Physical Therapists Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Athletic Trainers and Chiropractors
Upon successful completion of this course, the practitioner will learn how to:
Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder complex;
Recognize thepathomechanics of various shoulder injuries and possible tissue injury;
Perform and interpret specific clinical examination tests and maneuversfor specific lesions ofthe shoulder complex
Design an effective and appropriate rehabilitation program based on current clinical and scientific research for the following shoulder pathologies:
Shoulder instability;Rotator cuff pathologies;Motor control deficits;Biceps pain;Scapular dysfunctions; Overhead throwing athlete’s shoulder;
Analyze specific exercise techniques and evaluate the exercises’ effectiveness;
Integrate the information presented and formulate a treatment plan for specific case studies which will be presented.
Design an effective exercise program for the patient with shoulder dysfunction