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Module 1: A Master Class in the Top Techniques

Traditional no-pain-no-gain interventions can be counterproductive, activating self-defense mechanisms that freeze muscles, compress nerves, sharpen pain, and diminish outcomes.

And when these “tried and true” treatments fail, clients can give up on therapy completely — leaving you questioning your effectiveness and worrying that your treatment techniques are out of date.

This master class recording will upgrade your skills and reinvigorate your practice with cutting-edge solutions you can immediately apply with the clients you treat each day.

Watch today’s leading experts as they share new techniques and tests that will allow you to identify orthopedic problems, prevent plateaus, reduce re-injury and enhance outcomes in fewer sessions than ever before! Built on today’s best practices, this program will show you how to better identify root causes of impairment and maximize results by combining multiple approaches, from the McKenzie Method® to technology-guided movement screening, IASTM, cupping, taping and exercise.

Best of all you’ll walk away with your Certificate in Orthopedic Rehabilitation, making you a go-to resource, and letting clients know that you’ve invested the time and effort to provide treatment at the highest level.

Don’t let your practice grow obsolete!

Confidently guide your next patient toward rapid improvements with today’s top methods in orthopedic rehabilitation. 

PLEASE NOTE: This is the same content from the 2019 Rehab Summit, you cannot receive self-study credit for this program if you have already attended the live workshops.

Program Information


Hot Topics and Innovations in Orthopedics

Upgrade Your Assessment and Clinical Reasoning Skills

Get to the root causes of impairments faster with better evaluations for:

  • Pain
  • Movement dysfunction
  • Mobility, stability, and neurological deficits
  • Fascial fitness
  • Scar mobility
  • Functional strength

Expand Your Rehab Toolbox for Orthopedic Rehab

Effective techniques you can use immediately to:

  • Reduce pain
  • Improve movement, balance, mobility and function
  • Enhance peak performance and strength
  • Prevent re-injury and readmissions

How to Combine Multiple Modalities More Effectively for Better Results

  • McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy®
  • McKenzie Method Pain-Mechanism Classification System® Technology-guided movement screening
  • Myofascial cupping
  • Kinesiology taping
  • Therapeutic exercise

Design Robust, Innovative Plans of Care for Your Patients

  • Comprehensive strategies for:
  • Sports injuries and performance
  • Rotator cuff tears and impingement
  • Low back pain
  • Lumbo/pelvic/hip complex impairments
  • ACL injuries
  • Fascial restrictions

Case Studies and Lab Demonstrations

Putting it all together

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Massage Therapists
  • Personal Trainers


  1. Define the mechanics of the shoulder gleno-humeral, clavicle, and scapula
  2. Properly assess muscle function and range of motion of the shoulder by examining the shoulder force couples
  3. Identify treatment methods that restore the normal shoulder mechanics without forcing the arm overhead
  4. Review the post-op ACL repair limitations and dangers of anterior shear forces in open and closed chain exercises
  5. Identify the positive effect of balance training and eccentric loading in the rehabilitation of ACL repairs
  6. Demonstrate exercises in the rehab process the improve balance and strength
  7. Review the neuroanatomy of the dermal & fascial subsystem
  8. Demonstrate a novel skin/fascial/movement screening process
  9. Interpret the research as it relates to connective tissue gliding, pain modulation, and movement therapies
  10. Integrate myofascial cupping techniques related to soft tissue pathology as it relates to tension/decompression, direction, and pressure
  11. Define the “4 Movement Pillars” and how it can improve common movement dysfunctional patterns
  12. Demonstrate movement screening techniques to identify faulty motor and neural (threat) patterns
  13. Apply exercises using bands, straps, cups, kinesiology tape, and body weight with appropriate progressions and regressions
  14. Analyze the similarities and differences between the Delitto, Maitland, Sahrmann, and McKenzie (MDT) classification systems.
  15. Define centralization and discuss implications for treatment.
  16. Discuss classification processes used in MDT and Treatment Based Classification (TBC) model.
  17. Synthesize examination findings to determine categorization of patients into directional preference, mobilization, manipulation, and stabilization categories per centralization vs. non-centralization and patient response methods for assessment.
  18. Recognize the evidence regarding patient response methods as a means of classifying patients with low back pain, and how MDT and the TBC model can be integrated.
  19. Discuss causes in the rate of increasing chronic pain and central mechanisms of pain.
  20. Classify central mechanisms of pain based on the pain mechanism classification system (PMCS).
  21. Describe how mechanical diagnosis and therapy (MDT) and PMCS work together.

Copyright : 07/25/2019

Module 2: A Master Class in the Top Techniques

Copyright : 07/25/2019

Why All Painful Shoulders Are Impinged & the Evidence Behind Their Treatment

Are all painful shoulders impinged? And what do we mean when we use the term “impingement”?

Impingement is a widely-used term in clinical practice for treating shoulder pain. Occasionally the term is used as a diagnostic directive because it has a diagnosis code for administrative purposes. However, it is important to identify the difference between primary verses secondary impingement pathology.

In this recording, veteran speaker and therapist, Terry Trundle, pinpoints why all hypo-mobile shoulder disorders are impinged and a functional formula for treatment for all phases of recovery. The evidence-based data of the presentation will explain, as Mr. Trundle states, “how much to do without doing too little and avoiding doing too much while understanding the evidence of application between these two points."

Program Information

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants 
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Athletic Trainers 
  • Massage Therapists


  1. Describe the difference between primary and secondary impingement
  2. Present a functional formula for the treatment of all shoulder pathology
  3. Update the evidence based therapeutic value driven exercise intervention for all phases of recovery


Understanding the difference between primary and secondary impingement

  • Define the difference between mechanical compression versus instability
  • The three most important clinical signs of impingement
  • Surgical presentation of selected pathology
A functional formula for the treatment of all shoulder pathology
  • The missing link in motion assessment
  • The treatment concept of pivoters, protectors, and positioners
  • The true function of the rotator cuff
Evidence-based therapeutic value driven exercise intervention for all phases of recovery
  • Indications of manual therapy concepts
  • Decompression of the Glenohumeral scapula-thoracic Articulation
  • Update the exercise for rhythmic stabilization

Copyright : 07/26/2018

Avoid Overuse Foot & Ankle Injuries: Uncovering the Etiology & How to Treat It

If you work with athletes, then you know they are a high risk for developing overuse injuries to the foot and ankle. To help your patients avoid such injuries, learn from renowned therapist, speaker, and author Robert Donatelli, PT, PhD, as he uncovers the etiology of such injuries and shares his knowledge of how to treat them when they occur. Dr. Donatelli examines multiple lower extremity dysfunctions, including hip muscle weakness, patella tendinitis, Achilles tendinopathy, shin splints, soleus syndrome, iliotibial band friction syndrome, plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, and abnormal foot mechanics.

This dynamic recording will give you proper evaluation methods and treatment techniques, such as foot orthotic interventions and the importance of eccentric strengthening to return athletes back to their sport.

Program Information

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Massage Therapists


  1. Define the foot and ankle mechanics and function as it relates to the performance in athletes
  2. Examine evaluation techniques and treatment methods for overuse injuries of the ankle, rearfoot, mid-foot, and forefoot
  3. Identify the etiology of overuse injuries of the lower limb in sports and the importance of eccentric loading


Evaluation and Treatment Techniques

  • Overuse injuries of the ankle, rearfoot, mid-foot, and forefoot
  • The function of the foot and ankle as a torque convertor
  • The function of the muscles within the foot and ankle
Eccentric Loading
  • Overuse injuries of the lower limb
  • Overuse and post-op case studies

Copyright : 07/28/2018