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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 5:  Nonoperative Treatment, Adolescent/Female Athletes and Neuromuscular Control
Chapter 41:  Nonoperative Treatment of the Shoulder
Chapter 42:  Nonoperative Rehabilitation for Traumatic and Congenital Glenohumeral Instability
Chapter 43:  Strength and Conditioning for the Preadolescent and Adolescent Athlete
Chapter 44:  Injuries and Rehabilitation of the Overhead Female Athlete’s Shoulder
Chapter 45:  Biomechanical Considerations in Shoulder Rehabilitation Exercises
Chapter 46:  Open- and Closed-Chain Rehabilitation for the Shoulder Complex
Chapter 47:  Neuromuscular Control Exercises for Shoulder Instability
Chapter 48:  Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation for the Shoulder
Chapter 49:  Sensorimotor Contribution to Shoulder Joint Stability

Module Goals

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study in Nonoperative Treatment, Adolescent/Female Athletes and Neuromuscular Control of The Athlete’s Shoulder.

Professional Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the nonoperative treatment for shoulder impingement.
  2. Recognize the causes of shoulder impingements.
  3. Identify both structural and functional causes of impingement.
  4. List the four stages of rehabilitation for shoulder impingement.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge in the nonoperative rehabilitation for traumatic and congenital glenohumeral instability.
  6. List the seven key factors that should be considered when designing a rehabilitation program for a patient with an unstable shoulder.
  7. Identify the rehabilitation guidelines for traumatic shoulder instability.
  8. Discuss strength and condition training for the preadolescent and adolescent athlete.
  9. Recognized the efficacy of strength training in adolescents.
  10. Differentiate between preadolescent and adolescent athletes.
  11. Discuss injuries and rehabilitation of the overhead female athlete’s shoulder.
  12. Demonstrate knowledge in injury patterns of the female athlete.
  13. Define laxity.
  14. Explain rotator cuff strengthening of the female athlete.
  15. List and explain the soreness rules.
  16. Discuss the biomechanical considerations in shoulder rehabilitation exercises.
  17. Identify the importance of the full can exercise as it relates to the supraspinatus.
  18. Differentiate between open- and closed-chain rehabilitation for the shoulder complex.
  19. Recognize the biomechanics and function of the rotator cuff.
  20. Discuss the infraspinatus and its level of activity relating to shoulder exercises.
  21. Identify neuromuscular control exercises for shoulder instability.
  22. Define static instability.
  23. Define torque.
  24. Identify the ideal position of glenohumeral stability.
  25. Identify basic procedures that promote the effective use of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation during rehabilitation.
  26. Discuss the purpose of rhythmic initiation.
  27. Define proprioception.
  28. Differentiate between sensation of force and kinesthesia.
  29. Identify the three functional areas of the cerebellum and the association of each with muscle control.
  30. Discuss sensorimotor alterations associated with shoulder injury.