Shoulder Disorders: Rehab Strategies & Interventions for Successful Treatment of the Shoulder Complex
Benefits of Attending
• Innovative HANDS-ON techniques to improve mobility of the scapulashoulder complex
• The Latest Evidence-Based Special Tests to for SLAP tears, microinstability, posterior impingement and RC pathology
• Post-Surgical Protocol discussion and implementation
• Combining proper exercise prescription with effective manual therapy techniques
One of the most daunting tasks facing rehab professionals is the in-depth understanding of the shoulder complex and how the intricate anatomy and biomechanics play into the post-surgical and non-surgical rehab process. With the country's aging population, there continues to be a significant rise in patients requiring care for various shoulder pathologies ranging from tendonitis to total shoulder replacements. Understanding anatomy, biomechanics and Mechanisms of injury is critical to the success of the clinician interpreting special test data correctly and ultimately performing appropriate treatment to the individual.
This integral 1-day seminar will involve anatomical, kinesiological and functional considerations of the shoulder complex along with the vast importance of proximal scapular stabilization forces relating to the rotator cuff. A strong emphasis on mechanism of injury, presentation and hands-on clinical testing will tie in directly with an in-depth discussion on anatomy, physiology and surgical interventions for Rotator Cuff Disorders, Labral Pathology, Gleno-Humeral Instability and Total Shoulder Replacements. Clinicians will leave this seminar with the appropriate tools and current rehabilitation interventions and timelines for the shoulder complex ranging from acute to sub-acute and post-subacute.
1. Examine the role of scapular force couples in scapulo-humeral rhythm required for normal shoulder movement.
2. Describe the role of the rotator cuff muscles in reducing shear forces and stabilizing the head of the Humerus in the glenoid fossa during normal movement.
3. Describe the various mechanisms of shoulder injury both insidious and acute with the structures compromised.
4. Examine clinical procedures (tests) for targeting compromised shoulder structures.
5. Examine the relationship of surgical procedures for the rotator cuff, labral tears, anterior gleno-humeral instability, total shoulder and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty to the rehabilitative process.
6. Develop and implement conservative physical therapy interventions, progression, and rationale in management of common shoulder impairments.
Course is 6.5 hours in length, this is a recorded version of a live course. The course can be paused at any time and can be completed at a later time.
1. REVIEW OF SHOULDER ANATOMY/BIOMECHANICS
a. A new perspective on current research
b. Kinesiology of Scapulo-Humeral Rhythm
c. Biomechanics of the Rotator Cuff
2. COMMON SHOULDER MECHANISM OF INJURY
a. Rotator Cuff
b. Labral Pathologies
c. Traumatic Injuries
d. Chronic Overuse Injuries
3. HANDS-ON LABS
a. Special Tests of the Shoulder
- Rotator Cuff: Impingement and RTC damage tests
- Labral Tear: Differentiating SLAP vs. Bankart
- Instability: Apprehension and sulcus sign
- Arthritis: Differentiating adhesive capsulitis from advanced degenerative changes
4. SURGICAL INTERVENTIONS & POST-OP MANAGEMENT
a. New techniques vs. standard techniques
b. Rotator Cuff
c. Labral Tears
d. Anterior Glenohumeral Instability
e. Total and Reverse Total Arthroplasty
5. CONSERVATIVE MANAGEMENT
b. ROM and Exercise Progressions