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Digital Seminar

Treating the Shoulder Complex: Advances in Conservative & Post-op Management

Michael T. Gross
6 Hours 27 Minutes
Audio and Video
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Dec 06, 2017
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Get the solutions for several shoulder complex pathologies in this insightful and important recording. Review and practice unique assessment tests to help you with early recognition of various pathologies. Improve treatment for your clients by examining the best evidence-based practices for conservative and post-op management, and by practicing glenohumeral and scapulothoracic mobilization techniques. Gain new tips and techniques you can implement tomorrow for:

  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Anterior Glenohumeral Instability
  • SLAP Lesions
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Thoracic Outlet Compression Syndrome
  • Shoulder Arthroplasties



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

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

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

Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 6.4 self-study continuing education credits.

California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 6.25 continuing competency hours.

Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 6.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 CE credit hours.

New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This self-study course qualifies for 7.7 contact hours.

Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 6.25 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



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Michael T. Gross, PhD, PT, FAPTA, has 37 years of experience as a licensed physical therapist, specializing in the areas of biomechanics and orthopaedic assessment and treatment. He has maintained a consistent clinical practice for all of these years, currently seeing patients 2 days per week at his faculty practice.

He is a professor in the PhD Program in Human Movement Science, and the Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) program in the Division of Physical Therapy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Gross has 70 refereed journal publications in such journals as the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy, and the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy. He was an Editorial Review Board Member for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy and serves as a reviewer for many other journals. Dr. Gross was awarded the Teaching Excellence Award from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and the Margaret L. Moore Award for Outstanding New Academic Faculty by the American Physical Therapy Association.

He also was elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association. He has given well over 300 regional, national, and international presentations, which have been highly rated by attendees for knowledge, skill, and humor.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Michael Gross is a Professor, Division of Physical Therapy, at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Michael Gross has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.

Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive) Access never expires for this product.


  1. Identify the etiology of common shoulder complex pathologies and identify possible anatomic and other etiologic factors
  2. Review which special tests should be used to identify complex shoulder pathologies and be able to apply these tests effectively
  3. Determine which patients are appropriate candidates for conservative or should be referred for assessment as surgical candidates
  4. Utilize effective mobilization techniques for a variety of shoulder conditions
  5. Devise an appropriate treatment plan and enable effective patient intervention based on clinical findings



  • Etiology
  • Surgical restoration of normal and altered anatomy


  • Surgical restoration of normal and altered anatomy
  • Cluster tests
  • Conservative management to prevent further injury
  • Post-operative management


  • Anatomic and functional contributors
  • Cluster tests
  • Conservative management based on etiologic factors
  • Post-operative management
  • Respect the deltoid as the worst offender


  • Anatomic restraints
  • Etiologic factors
  • Cluster tests
    • Apprehension test
    • Jobe relocation
    • Release test
    • Anterior drawer
    • Push-pull
  • Surgical procedures
    • Bristow
    • Latarjet
    • Putti-Platt
  • Rehabilitative management


  • Classification of lesions
  • Special tests
    • Biceps load II
    • Anterior slide tests for early detection
  • Surgical management and rehabilitation based on lesion type


  • Stages based on symptoms
  • Etiologic factors
  • Effects of conservative versus invasive intervention
  • Conservative management based on stage of disorder
    • Scauplo-thoracic mobilizations
    • Anterior/Posterior/Inferior glenohumeral mobilizations


  • 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


  • Rehab strategies for:
    • Hemi-arthroplasty
    • Total shoulder arthroplasty
    • Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty


  • Interpret tests quickly to recognize problem
  • Glenohumeral and scapulothoracic mobilizations
  • Tips and new techniques

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Strength and Conditioning Specialists
  • Orthopedic Nurses 



Overall:      4.4

Total Reviews: 130


Tracy M

"This may have been the most informative continuing ed class I have taken in the 16 years I've been practicing physical therapy. "

Marilyn C

"I would definitely register for future courses presented by Dr. Gross"

Sharon E

"loved his presentation manner"

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