This two-day intermediate level course is designed to emphasize the clinical guidelines utilized when developing an evidence-based rehabilitation program to improve functional recovery and diminish the occurrence of re-injury. Biomechanics form the keystone philosophy for a multi-modal treatment approach; emphasizing both manual treatment/assessment and dynamic exercise methods. Current evidence-based interventions are presented and analyzed for a variety of diagnoses. Postsurgical programs and time-phased rehab progression are thoroughly discussed for diagnoses such as: rotator cuff tendonitis, tears, ligamentous injuries, and dislocation. Evaluation and treatment techniques for specific sports shoulder injuries and dysfunctions include rotator cuff undersurface tears, dead-arm syndrome, scapular neuritis, myofascial syndromes and microtrauma principles.
The instructor will describe essential components of overhead performance biomechanics and relate specific injuries and treatment concepts for the myriad of sports that involve throwing motions, swimming strokes and weight training for the upper extremity. Clinicians will also be presented with information and techniques on how to analyze and recognize dysfunction phases for painful, stiff shoulders (adhesive capsulitis), in addition to understanding the prognosis of recovery while incorporating evidence-based manual therapy techniques.
The outcomes of actual patients support selected rehab progressions, and the assessment and treatment techniques are thoroughly practiced during the laboratory sessions. The course format fosters skilled patient assessment to restore function, improve reimbursement, enhance problem-solving skills and prevent surgical re-admissions or injury chronicity.
I am an internationally recognized author on subject matter relating to orthopedics and sports therapy. My approach is to blend the essential biomechanics with focused manual techniques for immediate clinical application and results.More Instructor Info
All courses are pre-approved by the state licensing boards for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and athletic trainers for license renewal in the state the course is offered.
15 hours of CME credit
Course Approval: Approved for re-licensure in this state for PT, PTA, OT and AT Pennsylvania Board Approved for 13 General Hrs, 2 Direct Access Hrs New Jersey Board Approved Number 1803-54