Effective Examination & Treatment of the Shoulder Complex


Course Description

As an experienced and successful physical therapist, John O'Halloran believes that therapists must respond by logic and thought when dealing with a patients’ problems rather than habit and routine. "Every treatment is a form of hypothesis testing", he says. "The evaluation never ends."

This course focuses on examination and intervention of complex shoulder impairments. Rehabilitation of the shoulder requires a delicate balance between improving soft tissue mobility and neuromuscular control. However, elimination of a patient's pain does not mean a long-term successful outcome.

A good, sound orthopedic screening examines the patient as a "whole” versus as a "joint” or "tissue” diagnosis and will allow the clinician the ability to address present and potential predisposing factors. This course teaches clinicians about documentation tools and therapeutic treatment parameters, effective assessment, treatments for common shoulder disorders and more.

This Seminar-On-Demand is 5 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).

Contact Hours: 5
Video Course Format: Video
Instructional Level: Advanced BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced