Full Course Description

The Complex Shoulder: Evaluation & Intervention for Common Conditions


Rotator Cuff Tears

  • Surgical restoration of normal and altered anatomy
  • Cluster tests, modified empty can test
  • Anatomic repair vs. “the best you can do”
  • Conservative management
  • Post-operative management

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

  • Anatomic and functional contributors
  • Cluster tests, modified Hawkins-Kennedy, modification of Neer’s test
  • Surgical repair procedures for primary impingement
  • Conservative management based on etiologic factors
  • Post-operative management

Anterior Glenohumeral Instability

  • Anatomic restraints
  • Etiologic factors
  • Apprehension, Jobe Relocation, Release Test, Anterior Drawer, Push-Pull
  • Anatomic Repair, Bristow, Laterjat, Putti-Platt
  • Rehabilitative management

SLAP Lesions

  • Classification of lesions
  • Biceps Load II, Anterior Slide Test
  • Surgical management and rehabilitation based on lesion type

Adhesive Capsulitis

  • Stages based on symptoms
  • Etiologic factors
  • Effects of conservative versus invasive intervention
  • Conservative management based on stage of disorder
  • Anterior, Posterior, Inferior Glenohumeral Mobilizations and Scauplo-thoracic Mobilizations

Thoracic Outlet Compression Syndrome

  • Anatomic locations of potential compromise
  • Etiologic factors in each anatomic location
  • Intervention based on location of compromise and etiologic contributors
  • Assessment Tests: Adson’s, Military Bracing, Hyperabduction
  • Surgical Procedures: Cervical Rib Excision, Scalenectomy

Shoulder Arthroplasties

  • Indications for
    • Hemi-arthroplasty
    • Total shoulder arthroplasty
    • Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty
  • Outcomes
  • Rehabilitation strategies

Review of Special Tests and Mobilizations - Lab


  1. Explain the etiology of common shoulder complex pathologies and identify possible anatomic and functional movement etiologic factors
  2. Identify which special tests should be used to identify specific shoulder complex pathologies and be able to apply these tests proficiently
  3. Determine which patients are appropriate candidates for conservative intervention or should be referred for assessment as surgical candidates
  4. Utilize effective glenohumeral and scapula-thoracic mobilization techniques specific to shoulder complex pathologies
  5. Devise appropriate treatment plans and enable effective patient intervention based on clinical findings
Copyright : 10/21/2016

Manual Therapy, Exercise & Taping Techniques for the Hands-On Management of Complex Knee Injuries


  1. Choose exercises based on sound scientific evidence for rehabilitation patients with knee injuries
  2. Utilize appropriate outcome tools to validate treatment outcomes to maximize reimbursement
  3. Implement return to sport testing regimens to guide decision-making for return of athletes back to play
  4. Develop rehab guidelines for individuals following total knee replacement
  5. Summarize the implications of graft selection on ACL rehab progression
  6. Apply biomechanical theory and healing time to progression of meniscal and cartilage repair to post-operative rehab
  7. Apply manual techniques to address knee pathologies
  8. Illustrate the science behind an eccentric loading program for patients with tendinopathies

ACL Tear and Reconstruction

  • Non-operative, pre-operative and postoperative care
  • Identify risk factors
  • Graft selection and implication of rehab
  • Exercise selection and graft stresses
  • Post-operative complications
  • Return to play testing and guidelines
  • Knee injury prevention programs
  • Practice exercise and return to play testing

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

  • Current philosophy on causation
  • Classification system
  • Assessment strategies
  • Evidence-based rehab programs including
    • Proprioceptive training, proximal strengthening, orthotics
  • Taping techniques, practice

Patellar Tendinopathy

  • It’s not just an -itis
  • Pathological causation
  • Evidence-based treatment
  • Eccentric Loading program

Articular Cartilage and Meniscal Rehabilitation

  • ACI, OATS, Micro fx procedures and postoperative care
  • Biomechanical considerations for optimized outcomes
  • Latest meniscal repair options and rehab considerations

Osteoarthritis and Total Knee Replacement

  • Biomechanical influences
  • Evidence-based non-operative care
  • Post-operative considerations
  • Exercise selection and manual techniques
  • Functional Mobility Assessment

Proximal and distal contributing factors

  • How to Identify
  • How to Address

Hamstring Strains

  • Acute vs. Chronic
  • Lumbo Pelvic Contributions
  • Eccentric Training
  • Prevention
  • Exercise Selection
  • Exercise practice and manual techniques

Validate your outcomes to maximize Reimbursement

Copyright : 12/12/2016