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ATSU Continuing Education

february, 2022

12feb8:00 am5:00 pmRehabilitation of the Shoulder:Current Concepts in Evaluation, Shoulder Stiffness, and Stabilization


Event Details

Presenter: Todd Ellenbecker, PT, DPT, MS, SCS, OCS, CSCS


Course Description:

This 1 day lecture and lab course is designed to provide the physical therapist with an advanced understanding of the anatomy, biomechanics, and evaluation 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. The focus of the course will be on rehabilitation of the stiff shoulder, especially following surgical repair of the rotator cuff and labrum, including current evidence for examination and interventions for shoulder mobility and stabilization.



Saturday, February 12

8:00am to 5:00pm


Course Outline

  • Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Shoulder Region
  • Current Evidence for Examination of the Shoulder
  • Lab: Examination Tests and Measures
  • Evaluating Shoulder Mobility: Current Concepts for Physiologic and Accessory Mobility
  • Lab: Examination of Shoulder Mobility
  • Rehabilitation Strategies and Concepts for Treating Non-Operative & Post Operative Shoulder Stiffness: Rotator Cuff Repair, Labral Repair, Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Shoulder Stabilization with Exercise: Evidence Based Exercise Progressions
  • Lab: Therapeutic Exercise for Shoulder Mobility


Speaker Bio:

Todd S. Ellenbecker, PT, DPT, MS, SCS, OCS, CSCS

Todd Ellenbecker is a physical therapist who joined Rehab Plus Sports Therapy Scottsdale in August of 2018 after serving as Clinic Director and Director of Clinical Research for Physiotherapy Associates Scottsdale Sports Clinic for 23 years.  He is also the Vice President of Medical Services for the ATP World Tour.

He received his degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse in 1985 and a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Arizona State University in 1989.  He completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy from MGH –Institute of Health Professions in 2006.  In addition, he is certified as a Sports Clinical Specialist, and Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist by the APTA.  He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the NSCA and was awarded their Sports Medicine Professional of the Year in 2003.  He is a certified USPTA tennis teaching master professional, and was Chairman of the USTA National Sport Science Committee for 12 years, serving on the committee for more than 30 years.  In 2007 he received the Ron Peyton award by the Sports Physical Therapy Section and in 2008 was the recipient of Samuel Hardy Educational Merit award from the International Tennis Hall of Fame.  He received the Turner A. Blackburn Hall of Fame/Lifetime Achievement Award from the Sports Physical Therapy Association in 2011.

Ellenbecker served as the Chairman of the APTA’s Shoulder Special Interest Group from 1996 to 2002, and is a manuscript reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine, and serves on 3 editorial boards: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, Sports Health, and Physical Therapy in Sport. He has conducted, published, and presented research primarily on upper extremity athletes, as well as shoulder and elbow rehabilitation.  His main focus of research has been on musculoskeletal adaptations in elite level tennis players and overhead athletes.  He is the author/editor of 15 books, over 75 book chapters and has published over 55 peer reviewed articles in scientific journals. Ellenbecker lives in Scottsdale Arizona with his wife Gail and is a lifelong tennis player.



8.0 contact hours or  0.8 CEUs



Cory Manton

Director, Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program



Cassie Reynolds


Format: Lecture and Lab

Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Students



$195 (Physical therapists)

$160 (ATSU Alumni, ATSU Clinical Instructors, Groups of 3 or more physical therapists)


ATSU is committed to a healthy and safe learning environment and vaccinations are required for outside guests.


For questions about the course, please contact Cassie Reynolds at


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


ATSU - Mesa Campus

5850 E Still Circle, Mesa, AZ 85206


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