A Master Clinicians Approach to Advanced Concepts in Examination and Treatment of the Shoulder Complex

Why take this course?


This two-day advanced course provides an in-depth analysis of the scientific and clinical rationale for examination and treatment of selected shoulder complex conditions. Over one-third of this course involves hands-on lab sessions utilizing case studies, clinical reasoning, differential diagnosis, and problem-solving skills. A particular focus will be on the algorithm-based examination format for the special tests of the shoulder. Updated evidence-based information on sensitivity/specificity and likelihood ratios of the tests will be thoroughly addressed. In addition, selected mobilization techniques, rhythmic stabilization, perturbation techniques, and open and closed chain exercises will be practiced in the laboratory sessions. Discussion of evidence-based rehabilitation will include the optimum exercises for rehabilitation of the shoulder complex, shoulder taping, proprioceptive/kinesthetic training techniques and the scientific basis for plyometrics. Emphasis will be placed on evidence-based practice incorporating the examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment intervention strategies and clinical outcome studies for patients with selected shoulder conditions. Specific testing and treatment algorithms provide the clinician with the tools to achieve maximum functional outcomes and reimbursement.

A Master Clinicians Approach to Advanced Concepts in Examination and Treatment of the Shoulder Complex

Course Objectives


  • Identify an understanding of the basic concepts and principles of evidence-based practice into one’s own clinical practice patterns.
  • Describe and utilize the resources available to research the current best practices.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of algorithm-based examination and evaluation of the shoulder complex.
  • Explain the key factors affecting clinical efficiency and accuracy when using an algorithm-based examination process.
  • Discriminate and evaluate the examination findings using clinical reasoning skills to develop successful therapeutic intervention programs.
  • Utilize a functional testing algorithm for clinical decision making for documentation for return to therapeutic activities and reimbursement.
  • Develop an integrated evidence-based (when available) and empirically-based rehabilitation program for specific dysfunctions of the shoulder.
  • Describe the selected shoulder disorders presented in this course and how the examination and evidence based treatments can enhance the patients’ ability to return to therapeutic activities.
  • Differentiate an understanding of the most recent advances in the examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment interventions and outcomes of selected shoulder disorders using evidence-based concepts.
  • Design effective outcome evaluation measures based on current evidence-based clinical and scientific information.
  • Utilize tests and measures that have good psychometric properties that facilitate returning the patient to therapeutic activities and provide objective documentation to support reimbursement.

Instructed by: George J. Davies DPT, MEd, PT, SCS, ATC, LAT, CSCS, PES, CSMS, FAPTA


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.

DR. GEORGE J. DAVIES is a clinician, educator, speaker, researcher, author, editor and consultant. He 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. George began in this great profession of sports medicine almost 50 years ago when he started as a student, assistant and head athletic trainer. He has been involved in the clinical practice of sports physical therapy/athletic training, since 1965. He still maintains an active clinical practice at Coastal Therapy in Savannah, GA and Gundersen Lutheran Sports Medicine, LaCrosse, WI. He has been actively involved in the sports coverage as an athletic trainer/sports physical therapist at a variety of sporting events: 1980 Winter Olympics, Lake Placid, NY, 1986 Pan American Games, Indianapolis, IN, 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, volunteer trainer at the USOTC, Lake Placid, NY, 2003, a member of the USA Medical Staff for the 2005 Summer World University Games in Izmir, Turkey, Paralympic Games in Beijing, China, 2008, and was invited by the IOC to present educational workshops for clinicians from around the world at the London Olympic Games, 2012. He has a passion for teaching and has been an educator for over 40 years in colleges and universities. For the past 38 years, he has been involved in teaching in physical therapy programs. He is presently a Professor of Physical Therapy at Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA since 2004. He was also honored as a Professor-Emeritus of Physical Therapy at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse following 30 years of teaching. He has been involved in many research projects that have been presented at numerous national and international conferences and published in various journals. He has participated in hundreds of scientific conferences and workshops throughout the world in the last 35 years, published over 200 articles and research abstracts in various periodicals, written several books and has contributed chapters to over 40 books. George was the original co-founder and co-editor of The Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy for 10 years. To honor George’s achievements, at the 25th anniversary year of JOSPT, they honored his achievement by creating the GEORGE J. DAVIES JAMES A. GOULD EXCELLENCE IN CLINICAL INQUIRY AWARD. This award is given to the best paper each year. George was also one of the co-founders and original Associate Editors for Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach, 2009. Dr. Davies has also been fortunate to win several prestigious awards during his career in sports medicine.

Course Dates



September 19, 2020 - September 20, 2020

15 hours of CME credit

San Ramon Regional Medical Center

San Ramon, CA

Tuition: $ 595.00

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October 17, 2020 - October 18, 2020

15 hours of CME credit

Elite Physical Therapy

Cranston, RI

Tuition: $ 595.00

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November 14, 2020 - November 15, 2020

15 hours of CME credit

Princeton Orthopaedic Associates

Princeton, NJ

Tuition: $ 595.00

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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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