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ATSU Continuing Education

february, 2018

10feb8:00 am5:00 pmSpecial Topics in 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 through the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency & Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE).

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

Course Description:

This 1 day lecture and lab course is designed to provide the clinician with an advanced understanding 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. The focus of the course will be on rehabilitation following surgery, and current evidence in the assessment of the scapula and shoulder mobility.

Course Objectives:

Following completion of the course the participant will be able to:

  • 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 scapulo-thoracic joints and apply these concepts in rehabilitation of patients with shoulder conditions
  • Describe the current evidence guiding rehabilitation for glenohumeral joint arthritis, shoulder arthroplasty, massive rotator cuff tears, and superior capsule reconstruction
  • Describe current concepts in evaluation of the scapula in shoulder rehabilitation
  • Describe current concepts for evaluating shoulder mobility
  • Understand criterion for return to play following shoulder rehabilitation

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

Cost: $195; $160 for ATSU alumni and current Clinical Instructors

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.


Special Topics in Shoulder Rehabilitation Course Brochure


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


ATSU - Mesa Campus

5850 E Still Circle, Mesa, AZ 85206


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