Comprehensive Examination and Treatment of Shoulder Disorders - What are you missing

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Why take this course?

This two-day hands-on advanced seminar is designed to help clinicians achieve superior outcomes when working with patients with musculoskeletal shoulder disorders. Dr. Durall blends current evidence and 16 years of orthopedic and sports clinical experience to help participants diagnose and manage shoulder disorders with greater confidence and proficiency. Manual therapy and therapeutic exercise interventions for the thoracic spine, 1st rib and shoulder complex will be uniquely blended and systematically practiced to facilitate immediate clinical application. The critical role of the thoracic spine is emphasized in this course and participants will have the opportunity to learn a variety of mobilization techniques for the thoracic spine. Pathologies of the shoulder complex discussed include AC Joint Injuries, Adhesive Capsulitis, Impingement, Instability, Labral Injuries and Rotator Cuff Tears. Numerous treatment approaches and recent advances in research are integrated to provide the clinician with a diverse array of options to help optimize biomechanical function and functional ability. This course is intended to facilitate immediate clinical application and hands-on lab time is liberally incorporated during this course. Participants can expect to refine and advance their clinical examination and treatment skills in a supportive and active learning environment.

Comprehensive Examination and Treatment of Shoulder Disorders - What are you missing

Course Objectives

  • Describe the functional anatomy, mechanics and pathomechanics of the shoulder complex.
  • Explain the etiology of common shoulder pathologies such as: acromioclavicular joint injuries, adhesive capsulitis, impingement, instability, labral injury and rotator cuff tears.
  • Perform a thorough and systematic examination of the shoulder and thoracic spine complex.
  • Formulate safe and efficacious post-operative shoulder rehabilitation programs.
  • Competently utilize mobilization techniques for the thoracic spine, 1st rib and shoulder complex to treat shoulder disorders.
  • Formulate therapeutic exercise programs for patients with shoulder disorders using current evidence on muscle activation during different exercises.
  • Design an effective and appropriate rehabilitation program based on current clinical and scientific research for the following shoulder pathologies: AC joint injuries, adhesive capsulitis, impingement, rotator cuff pathology, shoulder instability and labral tears.
  • Measure patient outcome success using a standardized functional performance instrument.
  • Improve the ability to solve complex shoulder problems through greater appreciation of the intimate relationship between the thoracic spine and shoulder complex.

Instructed by: Chris Durall, PT, DPT, SCS, LAT, CSCS, MS

Due to the ever-changing body of evidence, expertise is somewhat something of a moving target. However, after 20+ years experience of treating the neck and 10 years experience teaching clinicians how to do the same, it’s fair to say that I have acquired a certain level of mastery.

Course Dates

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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 an AOTA provider, provider #4487

North American Seminars, Inc. (BOC provider #P2047) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for the maximum stated hours of Category A hours/CEUs. Athletic Trainers should claim only those hours actually spent in the education program.

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