Advanced Examination and Treatment for Selected Shoulder Conditions

Why take this Continuing Education Course?

This advanced level course is designed for the experienced clinician and will enhance the clinician’s differential diagnosis and treatment skills of selected shoulder conditions. By providing an in-depth scientific and clinical basis (evidence-based practice) the clinician will enhance their ability to develop more precise treatment plans to achieve long term functional outcomes.

Particular emphasis of this course is on current surgical, examination and treatment trends and presentations and discussions will occur regarding some controversial selected shoulder conditions. A novel aspect in this course will be evidence based information regarding complications, failures or mistakes that have occurred during the last 40 years of examining and treating patients with shoulder problems. Several new trends in surgical procedures for rotator cuff tears and repairs, instability surgeries, SLAP lesions and biceps tenotomy vs. tenodesis will be described and examined. Approximately five hours of course time will be on a comprehensive examination of the shoulder complex integrating didactic and hands-on lab. The examination will include differential diagnosis techniques and procedures to rule in/out specific shoulder conditions. Imaging studies will be discussed as part of the clarifying exam and differential diagnosis.

This course will combine all the information you have developed over years of clinical experience and customize one approach into a systematic outcomes oriented manner.

 

Physical therapy and Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Courses
  • Select and evaluate the optimum examination techniques for examination, evaluation, diagnosis and prognosis of the shoulder and the overall patient’s wellness.
  • Develop differential diagnosis skills to rule in/out specific shoulder conditions.
  • Recognize and interpret the appropriate imaging techniques as part of the comprehensive examination of the patient.
  • Develop proficiency in performing examination techniques of the shoulder complex.
  • Compare and contrast commonly used shoulder outcome scales in measuring the performance of the patient and the shoulder and how they need to be integrated into documenting the effectiveness of clinical practice.
  • Analyze case studies to be presented and discussed to develop clinical reasoning skills.
  • Integrate an understanding of evidence based practice and how to integrate into one’s clinical practice using self reflection.
  • Evaluate specific therapeutic exercise interventions including the scientific and clinical rationale to support the exercises.
  • Identify and demonstrate particular treatment interventions that provide the best practice patterns for selected shoulder conditions.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the top 10 foundational exercises.
  • Identify the resources available to research the current best practices.
  • Instructor name

    George J. Davies, DPT, MEd, PT, SCS, ATC, LAT, CSCS, FAPTA, PES

    DR. GEORGE J. DAVIES is an internationally known speaker who has presented hundreds of conferences throughout the world on sports medicine, sports physical therapy, athletic training, shoulder, knee, open and closed kinetic chain topics, orthopaedics, rehabilitation and Isokinetics.
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    Continuing Education, Dates & Locations

    There are no course dates available for this course. This is available for a private course at your facility, Learn more

    State Continuing Education Course Approvals

    All courses are pre-approved by the state licensing boards for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants and occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and athletic trainers for license renewal in the state the course is offered.

    Courses provided by AOTA providers are accepted by NBCOT. 1 hour = 1.25 PDU. North American Seminars is and AOTA provider, provider #4487

    Online Continuing Education Course Resource For This Course

    PT PTA OT Online Continuing Education Course

    The Interactive Shoulder Algorithm


    Price when purchased with registration: $ 116.96

    Delivery: CD delivered to course site

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