Rotator cuff injuries are very common, stemming from injury or repetitive overuse of the shoulder and these injuries can vary in the aging population. While rotator cuff tears are more common later in life, they also plague younger people, athletes and heavy laborers. The aging population is succeptible to rotator cuff injuries due to falls or strain the shoulder while performing every day activities. Left untreated, a rotator cuff injury can result in significant pain and a reduced mobility in the affected arm.
This course provides therapists with valuable tools to give their clients complete freedom from shoulder pain. Clinicians learn about rotator cuff injuries, how to release the affected muscles and prevention of future injuries. This course also covers proper sleep position, stretching and strengthening exercises for the rotator cuff that are essential for the health of the shoulder joint. This course is a must for any therapist interested in helping their clients attain an injury-free state.
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
|Target Audience: ATC/LAT, CSCS/NSCA-CPT, MT/LMT, OT/COTA, PT/PTA|
|Instructional Level: Intermediate||BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced|
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- Rotator Cuff Muscles
- Rotator Cuff Acting as Guy Wires
- Movements of the Rotator Cuff
- Impingement Video Lab Demonstration
- Scapulohumeral Rhythm
- Guidelines for MT interventions
- Sleep Positions
- Protocol Tips
- Infraspinatus & Teres Minor
- Supraspinatus Muscle
- Long Head Of Biceps
- Pectoralis Minor Muscle
- Seratus Anterior Muscle
- Trapezius Muscle
- Latissimus Dorsi & Teres Major Muscles
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is designed to instruct clinicians about rotator cuff injuries, how to release the affected muscles and prevention of future injuries.
At the conclusion of this course the participant will be able to:
- Identify nine techniques to precisely palpate and release the rotator cuff muscles.
- List the seven additional muscles that profoundly affect the shoulder complex.
- Identify seven techniques to precisely palpate and release the seven additional muscles that profoundly affect the shoulder complex.
- Label the anatomy/biomechanics of the shoulder joint.
- List five common causes of rotator cuff injuries.
- Identify twelve stretches and simple strengthening movements for the rotator cuff and associated muscles.
- Identify four simple strengthening movements for the rotator cuff and associated muscles.
- List fifteen ways to prevent future injuries.
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.
Contact Hours: 3
Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Massage Therapists, and Athletic Trainers.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Course Type: Seminar-On-Demand