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Digital Seminar

Non-Operative Shoulder Rehabilitation: Current Approaches in the Evaluation and Treatment of the Painful Shoulder

Frank Layman, PT, DPT, EdD, MTC
5 Hours 35 Minutes
Audio and Video
Feb 02, 2018
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Specific diagnosis within the realm of shoulder pain can be problematic. It is unrealistic for a single test to make a pathognomonic diagnosis, but there are clinical tests with varying levels of sensitivity and specificity that, when clustered together, can aid the clinician in determining proper pathology. The clinician must decide between various manual techniques, exercises, modalities and adjunctive treatment techniques.

In this exciting, interactive, recording you will practice multiple specialized tests and determine how to cluster them to improve accuracy of diagnosis. You will have the opportunity to practice various mobilization and stabilization techniques to address limitations in range of motion and pain. With hands-on labs and case studies participants will be educated on current concepts in adjunctive treatment techniques, including ergonomic adaptations, which can be immediately incorporated into practice.


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing the on-line post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). 

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  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 profession's standards.  

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Frank Layman, PT, DPT, EdD, MTC's Profile

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Frank Layman, PT, DPT, EdD, MTC, has been a specialist in the field of orthopedics and sports medicine for nearly three decades. He has a vast amount of experience treating patients and athletes of all age groups and activity levels.  Dr. Layman graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training from Radford University, earned his Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University, and has an EdD from the University of Virginia in Curriculum and Instruction, with concentrations areas in Administration and Sports Medicine.  He received a transitional DPT from the university of St. Augustine, where he obtained his Manual Therapy Certification. He also holds a certification in Dry Needling.

Dr. Layman has taught Sports Medicine courses and has been active with programs in Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, and Physical Therapy Assistance. In addition to his clinical and administrative duties and patient care responsibilities, Dr. Layman is an officer in the United States Army Reserves, an author, lecturer, consultant, adjunct faculty member (HPU-Leadership and Professionalism), and Board Member and VP of Business Development for Tapout Fitness in the Raleigh/Durham area. He is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association, and the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapy.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Frank Layman has employment relationships with Randolph Hospital and the United States Army Reserve. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Frank Layman is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.

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  1. Analyze specialized tests to identify the pathomechanics of shoulder pain with hands on lab
  2. Demonstrate scapula assessment to aid in diagnosis of shoulder pain and identify muscular imbalance
  3. Review common shoulder diagnosis, current concepts in treatment techniques and case study presentations
  4. Apply current concepts in manual techniques for the treatment of the painful shoulder
  5. Analyze therapeutic exercises and home exercise plans to treat the painful shoulder
  6. View adjunctive treatment techniques and modalities for patients with non-operative shoulder conditions



  • Scapula and humerus bony landmarks
  • Labrum, bursa and ligaments of the shoulder joint
  • Muscular involvement


  • Cervical screen
  • Myotome screen
  • Sensory screen
  • Impingement cluster
  • SLAP tear cluster
  • Instability cluster
  • Biceps tendon tests
  • Upper limb tension tests


  • Static scapula assessment and interpretation
  • Scapula dyskinesia assessment and interpretation


  • Rotator cuff impingement/tendonitis
  • Rotator cuff tear (partial-full thickness)
  • SLAP tear
  • Frozen shoulder syndrome
  • Shoulder instability
  • Snapping scapula syndrome


  • Scapula mobilization techniques
  • Glenohumeral joint mobilization techniques
  • Handling positions for passive range of motion and manual stretch


  • Active range of motion exercises
  • Passive range of motion exercises
  • Manual stretch
  • Strengthening with elastic vs. weights
  • Weight bearing exercises
  • Proprioceptive and neuromuscular exercises
  • Return to sport and/or heavy gym activity


  • Thermal modalities
  • Electrical modalities
  • Ergonomics


Target Audience

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


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