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Course Description

This course utilizes content from the textbook “Rehabilitation for the Postsurgical Orthopedic Patient” Third Edition by Lisa Maxey, MS, PT and Jim Magnusson, MS, PT, ATC © 2013, published by Elsevier.

Instructional Level: Beginner to Intermediate

With detailed descriptions of orthopedic surgeries, this updated course provides current, evidence-based guidelines for designing optimal rehabilitation strategies.  Coverage of each condition includes an overview of the orthopedic patient’s entire course of treatment from before to after surgery.  For each phase of rehabilitation, you will find a postoperative timeline, followed by goals, potential complications and precautions, and appropriate therapeutic procedures.Throughout this course you can expect coverage of current orthopedic surgeries and rehabilitation topics such as disc replacement, cartilage replacement hallux valgus, and transitioning of the running athlete.  Illustrations offer clear depictions of concepts, procedures and rehabilitation.  Guidance for patients returning home as well as case studies that assists with the development of critical reasoning skills.  Troubleshooting sections detail potential pitfalls in the recovery from each orthopedic surgery. This course is designed to first help each professional understand the surgeries, then design effective, evidence-based rehabilitation programs.

To better meet your professional needs, this fully illustrated text of 650 pages has been carefully broken down by sections into 5 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: The Shoulder

Chapter 1:  Pathogenesis of Soft Tissue and Bone Repair
Chapter 2:  Soft Tissue Healing Considerations
Chapter 3:  Acromioplasty
Chapter 4:  Anterior Capsular Reconstruction
Chapter 5:  Rotator Cuff Repair and Rehabilitation
Chapter 6:  Superior Labral Anterior Posterior Repair
Chapter 7:  Total Shoulder Arthroplasy

Module Goals

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study of Postsurgical Rehabilitation of The Shoulder.

Professional Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the healing phases of ligaments.
  2. Understand the effect of mobilization and immobilization on ligament healing.
  3. List how tendon injuries may occur.
  4. Discuss muscle injuries and the healing process.
  5. Differentiate between muscular strains and muscular contusions.
  6. List the characteristics of the inflammation period immediately after a fracture is sustained.
  7. Recognize types of connective tissue.
  8. List distinct phases of scar tissue formation.
  9. Identify principals for mobilization of connective tissues.
  10. Discuss treatment options for ligaments and tendons struggling to heal.
  11. Understand diagnosis and evaluation of impingement syndrome.
  12. Recognize the general goals for subacromial decompression (SAD).
  13. Identify a common reason for failure of arthroscope SAD surgery.
  14. Discuss the use of a sling during rehabilitation.
  15. Understand the classifications of shoulder instability.
  16. Recognize the preferred method of treatment for most patients with anterior instability.
  17. Discuss anticipated post operative impairments and functional limitations of anterior capsular reconstruction.
  18. Indentify the phase of rehabilitation that emphasizes proper dynamic scapulothoracic and scapulohumeral rhythm.
  19. List anticipated impairments and functional limitations of anterior capsular reconstruction.
  20. Discuss the importance of endurance training.
  21. Demonstrate knowledge in self-stretching techniques for the posterior capsule.
  22. Understand the deterioration process of the shoulder in older adults.
  23. Discuss the gradual onset of weakness and its association with chronic tears.
  24. Discuss the techniques of the miniopen procedure.
  25. Discuss the satisfactory outcomes following treatment of full-thickness rotator cuff tears.
  26. Discuss the limiting factor that cannot allow accelerated rehabilitation for arthroscopic or miniopen cuff repair.
  27. Identify general guidelines for rehabilitation of a rotator cuff tear.
  28. Understand the benefit of the dynamic hug exercises.
  29. Recognize the increased risk of shoulder impingement as a result of a slouched position.
  30. Explain nonoperative management for patients with unstable superior labral anterior posterior (SLAP) lesions.
  31. Identify the best diagnostic test to view a SLAP lesion.
  32. Recognize the type of SLAP lesions that have an unstable attachment of the superior labrum.
  33. Understand at which point a sleeper stretch may safely be given to a patient to regain passive IR  range of motion (ROM).
  34. Define the most common complaint in patients with advanced osteoarthritis (OA) of the shoulder.
  35. List the goals of passive range of motion expected for Phase ll of rehabilitation.
  36. Identify cautionary signs and symptoms during early range of motion that are indicative of possible complications.