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Course Description

This course utilizes content from the textbook “The Athlete’s Shoulder” Second Edition by Kevin E. Wilk, P.T., D.P.T., Michael M. Reinold, P.T., D.P.T., A.T.C, C.S.C.S. and James R. Andrews, M.D. © 2009, published by Elsevier.
Instructional Level: Beginner to Intermediate
This course offers a multi-disciplinary, in-depth look at athletic injuries of the shoulder.  Focusing on aspects including but not limited to rotator cuff injuries, labral injuries, instability, examination, diagnostic imaging, arthroscopy, total joint replacement; addressing sport specific topics in baseball, football, tennis, swimming and gymnastic injuries.

Throughout the second edition, information has been updated to reflect the current surgical and rehabilitation information for all aspects of shoulder pathology, including illustrated exercises for rehabilitation that demonstrate which exercises to show patients in order to decrease their chance of injury or increase strength following an injury.  You can expect detailed information ranging from basic science of the shoulder complex, the areas of examination and assessment as well as the recognition and treatment of various pathologies, including the appropriate surgical and rehabilitation approaches for these pathologies.
To better meet your professional needs, this fully illustrated text of 847 pages has been carefully broken down by sections into 6 modules.  Each module approved for 10 contact hours of post-graduate continuing education (NOTE: board approvals vary state to state, please check your states approval status in the state specific course catalog by returning to our home page and entering both your state and profession).
Each 10 contact hour module can be purchased individually or combined with one or all of the other modules from this course to create a Course Bundle.  Each course is offered in two easy formats to again meet your professional needs.  You can choose to have immediate access to your course by selecting the online format (PDF download) or a hard copy of the material can be rushed to your home by selecting our mail format. 

Module Description

Included in Module 1: Basic Science, Examination and Arthroscopy
Chapter 1:  Functional Anatomy of the Shoulder Complex
Chapter 2:  Clinical Biomechanics of the Shoulder Complex
Chapter 3:  Standardized Shoulder Examination – Clinical and Functional Approaches
Chapter 4:  Clinical Examination of the Shoulder
Chapter 5:  Diagnostic Imaging of the Shoulder Complex
Chapter 6:  Normal Arthroscopy of the Shoulder
Chapter 7:  Operative Arthroscopy of the Shoulder
Chapter 8:  Arthroscopic Techniques of the Shoulder

Module Goals

Course Goals: This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study on the Basic Science, Examination and Arthroscopy of The Athlete’s Shoulder.

Professional Learning Objectives

1.    Discuss the functional anatomy of the shoulder complex.
2.    Differentiate between the sternoclavicular joint, acromioclavicular joint and the glenohumeral joint.
3.    Demonstrate knowledge in the ligamentous structure of the acromioclavicular joint.
4.    List the factors contributing to glenohumeral stability.
5.    Explain the integrity of the capsule and the role it plays in stability of the joint.
6.    Demonstrate knowledge in the ligamentous structure of the acromioclavicular joint.
7.    Identify the musculature structure of the rotator cuff.
8.    Discuss the biomechanics of the shoulder complex.
9.    Differentiate between the osteokinematics and arthrokinematics of the scapulothoracic joint.
10.  Discuss stability of the glenohumeral joint; differentiating between the articular surfaces and the glenoid labrum.
11.  Define concavity-compression.
12.  Demonstrate knowledge in the recommended sequence of capsular tests.
13.  Discuss internal impingement.
14.  List assessment techniques for examining the rotator cuff.
15.  Explain Isometric techniques of muscle testing.
16.  Discuss clinical examination and successful management of any clinical problem existing within the shoulder complex.
17.  Demonstrate knowledge in impingement and rotator cuff pathology.
18.  Identify assessment techniques and test useful in evaluating glenohumeral stability.
19.  Discuss diagnostic imaging of the shoulder complex.
20.  List the minimum three views of conventional radiographs that should be obtained after a thorough clinical examination of the shoulder.
21.  Identify the most commonly torn ligament in the shoulder joint.
22.  Demonstrate knowledge in the normal arthroscopic anatomy of the shoulder.
23.  Identify a common anatomic variant of the anterior labrum.
24.  Explain the function and the location of the rotator interval.
25.  Discuss operative shoulder arthroscopy.
26.  Demonstrate knowledge in primary compressive cuff disease and secondary compressive cuff disease.
27.  List proposed mechanisms for rotator cuff tears in overhead throwing athletes.
28.  Identify the external anatomy and palpable landmarks of the shoulder.
29.  Demonstrate knowledge in the arthroscopic techniques of the shoulder.
30.  Discuss and identify the most frequently used portal for shoulder arthroscopy.