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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 4:  Sport Specific Injuries
Chapter 31:  Biomechanics of the Shoulder during Sports
Chapter 32:  Electromyographic Activity during Upper Extremity Sports
Chapter 33:  Shoulder Injuries in Baseball
Chapter 34:  Shoulder Injuries in Football
Chapter 35:  Shoulder Injuries in Tennis
Chapter 36:  The Shoulder in Swimming     
Chapter 37:  Conditioning, Training, and Rehabilitation for the Golfer’s Shoulder
Chapter 38:  The Artistic Gymnast’s Shoulder
Chapter 39:  Pediatric Shoulder Injuries
Chapter 40:  Female Shoulder Injuries

Module Goals

Course Goals: This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study in Sport Specific Injuries of The Athlete’s Shoulder.

Professional Learning Objectives

  1. Demonstrate knowledge in the biomechanics of the shoulder for a baseball player and the problems as well as the rehabilitation techniques associated with them.
  2. Discuss the biomechanics of a normal baseball pitch.
  3. Explain the usefulness of flat ground throwing.
  4. Define electromyography (EMG) and discuss it’s roll in upper extremity sports.
  5. Differentiate between the wind-up phase, stride phase and arm-cocking phase of the baseball pitch.
  6. Recognize the phases of muscle activity in an overhead baseball pitch.
  7. Explain how injuries to the throwing shoulder occur.
  8. Recognize the syndromes that are caused by shoulder injuries, such as thoracic outlet syndrome, suprascapular nerve entrapment and scapula disorders.
  9. Differentiate between the primary rotator cuff injuries and secondary rotator cuff lesions in baseball.
  10. Demonstrate knowledge in the diagnosis of overuse tendonitis.
  11. Identify the symptoms associated with subacromial impingement.
  12. Demonstrate knowledge in rotator cuff pathologies.
  13. Discuss shoulder instability and the classification system to evaluate athletes presenting with anterior shoulder pain.
  14. Explain thrower’s exostosis.
  15. Recognize neurovascular syndromes observed in the throwing athletes.
  16. Discuss shoulder injuries observed in football athletes.
  17. Identify glenohumeral joint injuries, differentiating between anterior and posterior instability.
  18. Identify shoulder injuries assessed in tennis.
  19. Discuss the analysis of the shoulder joint in tennis-specific movements.
  20.  Demonstrate knowledge in the evaluation and rehabilitation of the swimmers shoulder.
  21. Explain the diagnosis and treatment for swimmers shoulder.
  22. List possible causes for shoulder pain associated with swimming.
  23. Identify the signs and symptoms of swimmer’s shoulder.
  24. Discuss the pathomechanics of the swim stroke.
  25. Demonstrate knowledge in the conditioning, training and rehabilitation for the golfer’s shoulder.
  26. Discuss the five phases of rehabilitation for the injured gymnast’s shoulder.
  27. Demonstrate knowledge in the assessment and rehabilitation of the pediatric shoulder.
  28. Identify the safety recommendations for adolescent baseball pitchers.
  29. Differentiate between the static and dynamic constraints that allow great mobility without sacrificing stability in the shoulder joint.
  30. Discuss the occurrence as well as likely causes of shoulder in the female athlete.