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ATSU Continuing Education

january, 2016

23jan8:00 am5:00 pmCurrent Evidence for Post-Operative Shoulder Rehabilitation


Event Details

Sponsored by the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program at A.T. Still University  in conjunction with the Physical Therapy Department in the Arizona School of Health Sciences.

The Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program is accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency & Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE).

Course Instructor: Todd Ellenbecker, PT, DPT, MS, SCS, OCS, CSCS

Course Description:
This 1 day lecture and lab course is designed to provide the clinician with an advanced under-standing of the anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder complex, to provide the framework for the development of rehabilitation programs for specific shoulder surgeries. Detailed de-scriptions of clinical evaluation methods and hands-on lab time are included. Surgical proce-dures and rehabilitation protocols will be revi-wed. The focus of the course will be on post-operative rehabilitation methods.

Course Objectives:
Following completion of the course the participant will be able to:
1. Describe current surgical procedures and post-operative rehabilitation for the shoulder
2. Understand the force couples of the gleno-humeral and scapulo-thoracic joints and apply these concepts in rehabilitation of specific shoulder surgeries.
3. Perform specific evaluation techniques for the post-operative shoulder.
4. Utilize open and closed kinetic chain exercises to improve rotator cuff strength and scapular stabilization.
5. Apply specific mobilization concepts for the hypomobile shoulder.
6. Integrate resistive exercise sequences based on EMG research for strengthening the rotator cuff and scapular musculature.

CEU: Participants are awarded 0.8 CEUs or 8 contact hours at the end of the course.

ATSU Physical Therapy Department is qualified to provide physical therapist continuing education courses and activities according to the Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy (Rule R4-24-402).

CEU courses and other post-professional programs offered at ATSU are not associated with the CAPTE accredited residential Doctor of Physical Therapy program.


(Saturday) 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


ATSU - Mesa Campus

5850 E Still Circle, Mesa, AZ 85206


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