The traditional evaluation and treatment process of the shoulder involves performing a thorough exam, gathering the exam findings, arriving at a pathology-based diagnosis, and then treating the pathologic anatomy. The trouble is that the exact structural pathology causing the shoulder pain can't be determined much of the time using a standard clinical exam. Even if a patient has a full work up of imaging, it's very difficult to determine exactly what the problem is in some cases.
If you can’t conclusively determine the structural pathology, how can you be confident in what you're treating? A different approach for patients is to look at their history, their objectives, and the exam findings, and use these to try and categorize them or classify them according to what initial treatment approach makes the most sense. This approach, known as the classification system, has been clinically proven to produce clinical outcomes that are better than they would be if we were to try to chase the pathologic anatomy.
This intermediate level online continuing education course is applicable for Physical therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, and Athletic Trainers. This is an intermediate Level Occupational Therapy Process: evaluation, intervention. This course focuses on the techniques that are going to help clinicians decide what to do with the patient and how to determine which treatment approach to start with. It is a systematic, impairment-based approach that helps you to focus on dealing with the impairments and functional limitations instead of trying to chase the pathological anatomy. The basic categories that are presented are subacromial pain, or subacromial pain syndrome, instability, adhesive capsulitis, post-operative pain and acromioclavicular joint problems.
This course will prepare you to be a critical thinker when it comes to examination and treatment of the shoulder. You will be better prepared to develop rehab programs that produce effective functional outcomes in a more measured period of time.
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Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Dr. Chris Durall PT, DPT, SCS, LAT, CSCS is the Director of the Student Health Center Physical Therapy Department and a graduate faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. A practicing outpatient orthopedic/sports clinician since 1993, Dr. Durall earned Baccalaureate and Advanced Masters degrees in Physical Therapy from UW-LaCrosse, and a Doctorate in physical therapy from Creighton University. He is a graduate of the yearlong Gundersen-Lutheran Sports Physical Therapy Residency program, a board-certified sports physical therapist, a licensed athletic trainer, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist since 1997. Dr. Durall has authored and co-authored numerous textbook chapters and published research and review articles in PT Magazine, Physiotherapy, the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, the Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Isokinetics and Exercise Science, the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, the Strength and Conditioning Journal, Critical Reviews in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and the Journal of Athletic Training.