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|
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- Factors affecting rehabilitation
- Overview of dynamic evaluation
- Review of scapular assistance test
- Discussion of clinical tests
- Overview of stretches
- Discussion of soft tissue mobilizations
- Demo videos:
- AL Capsule
- Inferior capsule
- Posterior GH Mobs
- Quad protract
- Seated press
- Tripod protraction
- Phase I, II and III exercises
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on evidence-based clinical tests and physical therapy interventions for patients with non-surgical rotator cuff disorders.
At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Identify the most evidence-based clinical test for assessing scapula dyskinesis
- Identify the most evidenced-based clinical test for assessing non-surgical rotator cuff disorders.
- Recognize the relationship between scapula dyskinesis and rotator cuff disorders based on theoretical models
- Cite three favorable prognostic indicators for favorable outcome in patients with conservatively treated rotator cuff disorders.
- List three evidence-based treatment interventions for patients with non-surgical rotator disorders, and cite the corresponding level of evidence.
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Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant and Certified Athletic Trainer
Contact Hours: 2 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Instructional Level: Intermediate
BOC Level of Difficulty: Essential
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
Financial – Bob McCabe is employed by NYU Center for Musculoskeletal Care and receives a salary. He receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial – No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.