The shoulder complex is one of the leading areas of musculoskeletal pain. Through poor posturing and overuse of the upper extremity, a variety of painful conditions can develop leading to local pain in the shoulder but contributing to cervical and lumbar spine pain as well. Patients often are treated for months with passive modalities and exercise with minimal change in symptoms.
This course introduces manual evaluation techniques of the connective tissue surrounding the shoulder complex. Once tissue specific impairments have been identified, manual therapy techniques can be selected that will directly affect the target tissue to quickly reduce the patient's symptoms while improving function.
This seminar-on-demand is 3 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
|Contact Hours: 3||
Video Course Format: Video
|Instructional Level: Intermediate||BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced|
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- Anatomy of the shoulder complex
- The role in posture on shoulder function
- Normal and functional ROM
- Musculotendonis pathologies
- Muscle length issues restricting motion
- Mechanisms behind instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization
- Mechanisms behind muscle energy techniques
- Mechanisms behind joint manipulations
- Manual techniques to improve shoulder flexion
- Manual techniques to improve shoulder ER and extension
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on manual evaluation techniques of the connective tissue surrounding the shoulder complex
- Interpret joint mechanics and passive restraints
- Appreciate muscle actions and dysfunctions
- Understand innervation of the glenohumeral joint
- Identify common muscle tightnesses leading to thoracic kyphosis
- Interpre the application of goniometric measurements
- Interpret the application of Muscle selective tissue tensioning
- Interpret the role of muscle tightness on ROM
- Interpret the application of IASTM to improve soft tissue mobility
- Differentiate applications of MET for neurofascial relaxation vs positional correction
- Identify appropriate joint manipulations
- Identify treatment interventions to improve shoulder IR and flexion
- Identify treatment interventions to improve shoulder ER and extension
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.
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Contact Hours: 3
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Massage Therapist and Athletic Trainers
Instructional Level: Intermediate
BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
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 – Steve Middleton works for William Woods University and receives a salary. He receives royalty payments from HomeCEUConnection 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.