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. 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 specialized 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 presentation of rehabilitation programs are based on actual patient cases and outcomes. The assessment and treatment techniques will be thoroughly practiced during the laboratory sessions. This course incorporates the use of exercise and manual skills combined with new evidence-based perspectives to promote excellent patient outcomes.


Physical therapy and Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Courses
  • Discuss the importance of the understanding of the biomechanics of the shoulder when developing a comprehensive shoulder evaluation.
  • Discuss the underlying mechanisms of common shoulder dysfunctions.
  • Perform special tests of the shoulder to determine dysfunction.
  • 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.
  • Recognize that myofascial trigger point therapy is 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 available multimodal treatment and rehabilitation techniques.
  • Justify the role of current evidence-based information for effective shoulder treatments
  • 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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    OT PT Continuing Education Courses, Dates & Locations

    March 23, 2019 - March 24, 2019

    15 hours of CME credit

    CentraState Medical Center

    Freehold, NJ

    Tuition $ 450.00

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    April 27, 2019 - April 28, 2019

    15 hours of CME credit

    Texas Children's Hospital

    Houston, TX

    Tuition $ 450.00



    May 18, 2019 - May 19, 2019

    15 hours of CME credit

    Northwest Hospital and Medical Center

    Seattle, WA

    Tuition $ 450.00

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    October 5, 2019 - October 6, 2019

    15 hours of CME credit

    Emory Decatur Hospital

    Decatur, GA

    Tuition $ 450.00

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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

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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 and 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.

    Online Continuing Education Course Resource For This Course

    PT PTA OT Online Continuing Education Course

    Biomechanics of the Shoulder

    Price when purchased with registration: $ 145.00

    Delivery: Online (if DVD - delivered to course site)

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