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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 6:  Rehabilitation Techniques, Taping, Padding and Bracing
Chapter 50:  The Role of the Scapular in Rehabilitation
Chapter 51:  Alternative Techniques for the Motion-Restricted Shoulder
Chapter 52:  The Decelerator Mechanism: Eccentric Muscular Contraction Applications of the Shoulder
Chapter 53:  Neurodynamic Techniques at the Shoulder
Chapter 54:  Isokinetic Testing and Rehabilitation of the Shoulder Complex
Chapter 55:  Plyometrics for the Shoulder Complex
Chapter 56:  Core Stabilization: Integration with Shoulder Rehabilitation
Chapter 57:  Conditioning of the Shoulder Complex for Specific Sports
Chapter 58:  Interval Sport Programs for the Shoulder
Chapter 59:  Taping, Padding, and Bracing for the Shoulder
Chapter 60:  Shoulder Outcome Measures

Module Goals

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study in Rehabilitation Techniques, Tapping, Padding and Bracing of The Athlete’s Shoulder.

Professional Learning Objectives

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the role of the scapula in rehabilitation.
  2. Identify the factors that can contribute to scapular dyskinesis.
  3. Discuss assessment of scapular dyskinesis.
  4. Identify the optimal patient positioning for assessment of strength of the middle trapezius.
  5. Define anticipatory postural adjustment.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge in irradiation and its role in facilitating scapula and shoulder motion.
  7. Identify scapular retraction exercises.
  8. Demonstrate knowledge in alternative techniques for the motion-restricted shoulder.
  9. List the most common pathologies correlating to frozen shoulder.
  10. Recognize mobilization positions and directions used to rehabilitate the motion restricted shoulder.
  11. Define eccentric muscle action, differentiating it from concentric action and isometric action.
  12. Discuss neurodynamic techniques at the shoulder.
  13. Demonstrate knowledge in the assessment and rehabilitation of peripheral neuropathic pain.
  14. Recognize intricate relationships among neuroanatomic structures and neurophysiologic processes and functional mechanics of nerve movement.
  15. Identify the anatomic considerations of the nerves of the shoulder complex.
  16. Explain the neurodynamic test findings of structural differentiation.
  17. Differentiate between the neurodynamic treatment techniques of sliders and tensioners.
  18. Discuss Isokinetic testing and rehabilitation of the shoulder complex.
  19. Discuss the terms associated with muscular performance parameters.
  20. List the three basic categories of Isokinetic exercise for the shoulder complex.
  21. Demonstrate knowledge in the appropriate technique to accomplish scapular retraction.
  22. Explain the relationship of Isokinetic testing to functional performance.
  23. Discuss plyometrics for the shoulder complex.
  24. Identify the factors affecting the muscle’s ability to use stored elastic energy.
  25. Demonstrate knowledge in the integration of core stabilization and shoulder rehabilitation.
  26. Discuss conditioning of the shoulder complex for specific sports.
  27. Explain the components necessary to design a specific program for condition the shoulder complex.
  28. Differentiate between the postural faults of upper cross syndrome and lower cross syndrome.
  29. Demonstrate knowledge in the purpose of interval sport programs for the shoulder.