The Interactive Shoulder Algorithm - Master the evaluation of the shoulder complex

Convenient, effective online training. Purchase the online course with DVD and you receive instant online access to the course material and video based education. We ship you the DVD for self study offline or to train groups of professionals. Complete the online course, take the course test and print your certificate instantly. A great way to supplement your hands on continuing education courses!

Interactive Software with Online CME

Interactive Software delivered on a CD provides a multimedia learning experience
  • Software delivers movies and interactive content, images and 3D animations
  • Online component delivers video algorithm, supplementing software material
  • The software will become a valuable part of your professional library
  • Runs on Windows XP, MAC OSX and greater systems
  • We ship you the software, but you also get instant online access to content and the online test
Online Continuing Education Course
  • This intermediate level online continuing education course is applicable for Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, and Athletic Trainers. This is an intermediate Level Occupational Therapy Process: evaluation, intervention.
  • Instant access upon purchases, a 70% or greater test course allows course certificate to be printed online.
  • Online continuing education test can be taken as many times as need to achieve 70% or greater test score
OT PT Continuing Medical Education Course

Online Continuing Education Course Objectives

An exciting learning tool for individual therapists or teams of therapists seeking to effectively evaluate the shoulder complex for orthopedic dysfunction and earn Continuing Education Credits (10.5 contact hours/1.05 CEU’s.It provides therapists with a step by step process to effectively evaluate the shoulder complex for orthopedic dysfunction. Therapists will significantly increase the efficiency of their examinations by mastering the information in this teaching tool. Effective rehabilitation programs can be developed by the clinician through a greater understanding of the testing sequence and the anatomical implications of the tests. Experienced clinicians can utilize this software to obtain a master level understanding of the shoulder testing procedures. Each test segment detailed in the software covers critical pathways, position of the patient, position of the clinician, position of the clinicians hand, direction of movement, tissues implicated, indications of a positive test, and amount of force to be applied.

Continuing Medical Education Course Objectives
  • Identify anatomical landmarks of the shoulder complex.
  • Describe the tests utilized for orthopedic shoulder assessment and understand the rationale for using each test.
  • Understand and recognize ’cluster of signs and symptoms’ in performance of the clinical examination.
  • Determine the most appropriate test to utilize when assessing for specific orthopedic dysfunction of the shoulder complex.
  • Identify optimal positioning of the clinician and therapist when assessing varying shoulder pathologies.
  • Identify positive test results when performing specific shoulder tests.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the amount of force and direction of movement utilized when performing each test.
  • Describe the critical pathways for each test category Increase the efficiency of orthopedic shoulder evaluations.
  • Develop effective rehabilitation programs by having an understanding of efficient testing procedures to rule out specific orthopedic dysfunction.

Professional Value of the Software

Software Features
  • Each test of the algorithm contains detailed information about patient and clinician positioning, key hand placements, sequence of testing procedures, force of motion applied, tissues implicated, and interpretations of testing results.
  • Zoomable digital models displaying hand positions for the start of each test.
  • Extended length digital movie of George Davies performing the twenty nine tests of the algorithm.
  • Digital video of each test with step by step commentary.
Software Benefits
  • The user controls the pace of the learning, material can also be reviewed and printed for self study.
  • Instruct other therapists on the testing procedures using the software as a in-service tool.
  • Review the evaluation techniques prior to evaluating a new shoulder patient.
  • A great review tool to maintain your competency.
  • Great for students! The shoulder testing sequences are detailed step by step.
  • The experienced clinician can reinforce their shoulder testing techniques in order to develop more effective treatment programs.
  • Submit for home study Continuing Medical Education credit.
Software Requirements

System Requirements: Requires Windows 7, Vista, XP or Mac OSX, 64 MB RAM, speakers with volume control, 4X or better CDROM drive, 12MB free disk space. This software runs off the CD and requires installation. Version 3.0

Home Study Submission

Continuing Medical Education: Once the software has been purchased, the user may complete and submit a test for Continuing Education Credits (10.5 contact hours/1.05 CEU’s) with the home study test fee. After returning the post-test to North American Seminars and achieving a passing grade of at least 70%, the user will receive a CEU certificate. Passing applicants will receive a certificate via US MAIL within 30 days of submission. Software cannot be returned after CEU test submission or after thirty days from purchase date.

Continuing Education Course Purchase Options

Online Test Only

The Continuing Education Component to the Interactive Shoulder Algorithm. 10.5 hrs, 1.5 CEU, 12.5 hrs in Illinois. This component requires the purchase or previous purchase of the CDROM. Instant access to Home Study Test. To obtain instant access to course material, test and CD, purchase the bundle listed above (CD, instant access online with home study)

Most Popular Option

Master twenty nine test to evaluate the shoulder complex. Ver 3.0 for Mac OSX and Windows OS. Includes CEU portion. Includes CD component, instant online access to course material, home study test and CEU hours
Software on CD and Online10.5 hrs

Software Only

Interactive software takes you through the 29 tests of shoulder evaluation. Videos, 3D images and information reinforce your learning. CDROM only. Share the CDROM with your team and add individual tests at any time. To receive CEU credit, add the home study component or purchase the CD and home study together

Shoulder Evaluation Tests Covered in the Software and Online Materials

Interactive Shoulder Algorithm evidence based online continuing education
  • Multidirectional Instability -Sulcus Sign at 0 Degrees, Sulcus Sign at 90 degrees
  • Anterior Instability - Anterior Load and Shift
  • Posterior Instability - Posterior Load and Shift
  • Slap Lesions - Compression Rotation Test, Anterior Slide Test, Posterior Slide Test
  • Long Head of the Biceps -Speed’s Test, O’Brien’s Test
  • Long Head of the Biceps - Yergason Test
  • AC Joint - Anterior/Posterior AC Shear Test
  • Rotator Cuff Impingement - Neer Test, Hawkin’s-Kennedy Test, Coracoid Impingement Test, Cross-over impingement Test
  • Rotator Cuff Tear - External Rotation Lag Sign Part 1 Test, External Rotation Lag Sign Part 2 Test, 90 degrees/90 degrees
  • Drop Lag Sign Part 1 - 90 degrees/90 degrees
  • Drop Lag Sign Part 2 - Internal Rotation Lag Sign Test
  • Anterior Macroinstability - Apprehension Sign Test
  • Anterior Microinstability - Jobe Subluxation/ Relocation Test with Anterior Pain
  • Internal Impingement Syndrome - Jobe Subluxation/Relocation Test with Posterior Pain
  • Posterior Instability - Posterior Glide at 90 degrees flexion with internal rotation Test, Jerk Sign Test, Posterior glide at 90 degrees abduction with neutral rotation Test
  • Bankhart Lesions- Clunk 1 Test, Clunk 2 Test, Crank Test

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