Evaluation and Treatment of Shoulder Biomechanics

Why take this Continuing Education Course?

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.

 

Physical therapy and Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Courses
  • Discuss the importance of understanding the biomechanics of the shoulder when developing a comprehensive shoulder evaluation.
  • Discuss the underlying mechanisms of common shoulder dysfunctions.
  • Perform and interpret special tests for common shoulder dysfunctions.
  • Recognize the components of overhead performance biomechanics as it relates to injuries of sporting events that involve throwing motions, swimming strokes and weight training for the upper extremity.
  • Utilize myofascial trigger point therapy as an integral part of the rehab program.
  • Develop specialized assessment and treatment programs for specific sports injuries to include: rotator cuff undersurface tears, dead arm syndrome, suprascapular neuritis, myofascial syndromes, and microtraumas.
  • Explain the dysfunction phases of adhesive capsulitis, painful shoulder and integrate evidence-based rehabilitation techniques to maximize outcomes.
  • Analyze and apply available multi-modal exercises and therapeutic activities to maximize individualized functional outcomes.
  • Justify the role of EBP ( evidence-based practice) to improve evaluation and clinical reasoning skills.
  • Develop a program to diminish post-surgical re-admissions and failures by utilizing the correct timing of therapeutic exercises and therapeutic activities.
  • Identify how to achieve maximal reimbursement in a merit-based system.
  • Instructor name

    Mark Albert, MEd, PT, ATC, LAT

    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.
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    PT OT Continuing Education Courses, Dates & Locations

    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.


    October 5, 2019 - October 6, 2019

    15 hours of CME credit

    Emory Decatur Hospital

    Decatur, GA

    Tuition $ 450.00

    Course Approval: Approved for re-licensure in this state for PT, PTA, OT and AT


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    October 19, 2019 - October 20, 2019

    15 hours of CME credit

    John Heinz Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine

    Wilkes-Barre, PA

    Tuition $ 450.00

    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

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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, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and athletic trainers for license renewal in the state the course is offered.

    North American Seminars, Inc. is an AOTA provider for continuing education. Provider number 4487. Please download the specific course brochure for the AOTA classification and allotted AOTA hours. The AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products or clinical procedures.

    Courses provided by AOTA providers are accepted by NBCOT. 1 hour = 1.25 PDU.

    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. Call for evidence-based status. Athletic Trainers should claim only those hours actually spent in the education program.

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