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ATSU Continuing Education

february, 2017

25feb8:00 am5:00 pmExercise and Return to SportFor Athletes following Shoulder Injury


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 through the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency & Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE).

Course Instructor: Todd S. Ellenbecker, PT, DPT, MS, SCS, OSC, 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 shoulder conditions. Detailed descriptions of clinical examination methods and hands-on lab time are included. Return to sport following shoulder injury will be discussed. The focus of the course will be on exercise progressions for return to sport.

Course Objectives:

In this course, participants will:

  • Describe key concepts related to the anatomy of the shoulder
  • Describe key concepts related to the biomechanics of the shoulder
  • Understand the force couples of the glenohumeral and scapulothoracic joints and apply these concepts in rehabilitation of patients with shoulder conditions
  • Perform specific impairment and activity limitation measures for patients with shoulder conditions
  • Utilize open and closed kinetic chain exercises to improve rotator cuff strength and scapular stabilization.
  • Integrate resistive exercise sequences based on EMG research for strengthening the rotator cuff and scapular musculature.
  • Describe current evidence for determination of return to sport following shoulder injury
  • Contact hours: Participants are awarded 8 contact hours or 0.8 CEUs 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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