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Treating Shoulder Injuries: Practical Strategies to Improve Stability, Mobility and Motor Control

Reid Nelles, DC
Approx. 6 Hours
Jul 16, 2022
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The shoulder is complex, but with this simple framework, you’ll accelerate your patient outcomes! With easy to integrate assessment techniques that incorporate the entire kinetic chain, you’ll explore evidence-based strategies to address the most common shoulder injuries you see in clinic.

Dr. Reid Nelles will give you a step-by-step guide where you’ll learn:

  • How to quickly identify the root cause of impairment; structural, muscular, or neuro?
  • Expert guidance on which techniques yield the best results
  • Progression and regression strategies to help every type of shoulder patient you treat

Manual therapy, stabilization, mobilization, strength, ROM, myofascial cupping, compression strategies, kinesiology taping concepts, corrective exercise strategies – it’s all here!

Filled with live demonstrations and applications of cutting-edge techniques, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to break free of the ‘norm’ and reach a new level of success. Watch today to feel more confident in your ability to treat even the most complex shoulder injuries.


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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.


Reid Nelles, DC's Profile

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Reid Nelles, DC, is a chiropractor who earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Minnesota – Duluth where he then followed his passion onto Northwestern Health Sciences University to pursue a Doctorate in Chiropractic. Reid was fortunate to be chosen for the medical staffing of the World Sport Games in Lignano, Italy, which kick started his infatuation with sports chiropractic. Over the years, he has honed his experience and gained even more knowledge of movement patterns, corrective exercises, hands-on techniques, and so much more within the athlete population.

He owns and operates Minnesota Movement, a clinic in Excelsior, Minnesota. It is here that Dr. Reid fulfills his role in the community of ensuring that no athlete or person has a reason to skip a workout, bike ride, game, round of golf, day with their kids, or any activity due to an injury or pain. Reid believes that; if you move – you’re an athlete. Reid is a self-proclaimed “jack of all trades, master of none” when it comes to athletic endeavors and loves golf, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, hockey, wakeboarding, waterskiing, fishing and hunting. His primary goal is to restore and improve qualities of movement with anyone he sees.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Reid Nelles is the owner of Minnesota Movement. He is a consultant and receives compensation. He receives speaking honoraria from PESI, Inc. and RockTape USA.

Non-financial: Dr. Reid Nelles has no relevant non-financial relationships.

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  1. Evaluate common shoulder injuries as they relate to rotational athletes.
  2. Evaluate current research on pathology and etiology of shoulder injuries.
  3. Utilize local and global assessment methods for the shoulder as well as surrounding associated muscle groups and joints.
  4. Choose and illustrate assessment concepts by using the entire body and its kinetic chain for addressing shoulder biomechanics.
  5. Apply and demonstrate evidence-based treatment techniques. Examples of applications for active modalities in the course include; manual therapies of decompression therapy, compressive therapies and use of kinesiology taping for common shoulder dysfunctions.
  6. Recommend corrective exercise intervention strategies that clients or patients can utilize to address dysfunctional movement patterns at home.


Common Shoulder Injuries + Pathology

  • Traumatic vs. over-use/dis-use (-itis/-osis)
  • Acute vs. subacute vs. chronic
  • Structural vs. muscular vs. neuro
  • Rotational athletes and injury
  • Throwing, kicking, tennis, golf, hockey

Movement Assessment Techniques for Dynamic Positioning

  • Strategies for observing static posture
  • Shoulder specific assessments:
  • Glenohumeral joint
  • Acromioclavicular joint
  • Sternoclavicular joint
  • Scapula
  • Kinetic chain and myofascial network assessments:
    • Trunk dissociation/rotation
    • Hip
    • Breathing

Treatment Techniques for the Three Most Common Dysfunctions

Hands-on Modalities and Manual Techniques

  • Cupping/decompression applications
    • Pain mitigation
    • Tissue mobility
    • Movement neurofeedback
  • Compression band therapy
    • Pain mitigation
    • Tissue mobility
    • Movement neurofeedback
  • Instrument assisted therapies

Kinesiology Taping

  • Pain mitigation
  • Positioning and external cueing via neurofeedback
  • Edema and fluid dynamics control

Corrective Exercise Strategies

  • Let the assessment be your guide
  • Isometric vs. concentric vs. eccentric
  • Muscle contraction
  • Global vs. local focus
  • Progression and regression strategies

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Chiropractors
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Massage Therapists
  • Strength and Conditioning Coaches


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