Evaluation & Treatment of Non-Surgical Rotator Cuff Disorders

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Course Description

Rotator cuff pathology ranks as one of the most prevalent musculoskeletal disorders, afflicting approximately 17 million individuals in the United States at risk for disability and resulting in direct health care costs in excess of 7 billion dollars annually. Patients with chronic rotator cuff pathology typically undergo conservative management during the initial course of treatment. The success rate of conservative management for patients with rotator cuff disorders varies considerably.

This course discusses the most evidence - based clinical tests and physical therapy interventions for patients with non- surgical rotator cuff disorders. The course aslo explains the rationale for evidence-based interventions include scapula stabilization and neuromuscular control exercises, posterior glenohumeral capsule stretches, rotator cuff strengthening, postural correction and activity modifications. Proper execution of manual joint and soft tissue mobilizations and exercise techniques are aslo emphasized.

Contact Hours: 2
Video Course Format: Video
Target Audience: ATC/LAT, PT/PTA
Instructional Level: Intermediate BOC Level of Difficulty: Essential