Filmed at the prestigious Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Florida and exclusive to HomeCEUConnection.com, “The Rotator Cuff Series: A Comprehensive Guide For Effective Rehabilitation” combines the skills and expertise of two highly qualified and talented sports physicians to present leading edge techniques and treatment plans for rotator cuff injuries. Dr. Paul Novakovich, an orthopedic surgeon at the prestigious Andrews Institute, and Dr.Robert McCabe, an APTA certified orthopedic specialist with fifteen years of clinical experience, offer an in-depth exploration of rotator cuff disorders, injuries and treatment options.
Although injuries to the rotator cuff most commonly occur in athletes and heavy laborers, they can and do occur in any person who participates in an activity that requires repetitive overhand motions. Injuries to the rotator cuff are more common later in life, but also aflict younger people. Older adults can injure the rotator cuff when they fall or place strain the shoulder from seemingly mundane activities such as walking the dog. When left untreated, a rotator cuff injury can cause severe pain and result in decreased mobility of the joint.
The series begins with a presentation of the key indicators of a rotator cuff tear and techniques for proper treatment before moving on to nonoperative treatment options and, finally, a thorough examination of factors that commonly affect rehabilitation following surgical treatment.
Initially taught individually at the prestigious Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Florida this exclusive series with Dr. Paul Novakovich and Robert McCabe presents an in-depth exploration of the potential risks and implications of the rotator cuff, and provides a comprehensive plan of attack for diagnosis, treatment and postoperative rehabilitation.
This series is ideal for any rehabilitation professional seeking to enhance their knowledge of rotator cuff conditions and treatments in all populations.
This Seminar-On-Demand is 2 hours 21 minutes in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
|Contact Hours: 2||
Video Course Format: Video
|Target Audience: ATC/LAT, CSCS/NSCA-CPT, OT/COTA, PT/PTA|
|Instructional Level: Advanced||BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced|
|State||Discipline||Approval Status||Statement||Provider Code||Approval Category||Expiration Date|
|Florida||ATC/LAT||BOC Approved Provider||Approved for 2.25 hours||P3633-180||Category A||2019-12-31|
|Florida||ATC/LAT||BOC Approved Provider||APPROVED FOR 2.25 HOURS||P3633||Category A||2019-12-31|
Rotator Cuff Tears: Diagnosis and Treatment
This section of the Rotator Cuff Series reviews the surgical anatomy of rotator cuff tears and explores key indicators of a rotator cuff tear, what it looks like, and techniques for proper treatment.
Total runtime: 50 minutes
Rehabilitation of Non-Surgical Rotator Cuff Disorders
This section of the series focuses on non-operative treatment modalities to address rotator cuff tears. Special tests for impingement and rotator cuff tears are presented and discussed at length. Exercises are presented in phases and demonstrated to enhance understanding of proper techniques.
Total runtime: 47 minutes
Rehabilitation Following Rotator Cuff Repair
This concluding section focuses on factors affecting rehabilitation following surgical treatment for a rotator cuff tear. Factors covered include the following: extent of tear; surgical procedure; fixation method; tissue quality; tear location; tear patterns; age; and co-morbidities.
Total runtime: 44 minutes
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to guide the professional through a study of the rotator cuff.
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to
- Define surgical anatomy of rotator cuff tears.
- Identify pertinent history, examination and imaging .
- Recognize treatment options.
- Define rotator cuff dysfunction.
- Identify impingement and special tests.
- Identify special tests for rotator cuff tears.
- Recognize non-operative treatment modalities for rotator cuff tears.
- Identify the classification and size of rotator cuff tears.
- Identify types of procedures to treat rotator cuff tears.
- Recognize phases and goals of rehabilitation.
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: 2
Please see "Approvals" tab for actual awarded contact hours for state and licensure.
Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Athletic Trainers, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists
Instructional Level: Advanced
BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Course Type: Seminar-On-Demand
- Financial - This course is created in conjunction with The Andrews Institute. The Andrews Institute receives royalty payments from HomeCEUConnection.com for the presentation of this course.
- Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.
- 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.