Physical Therapy of the Shoulder. 5th Ed: Module 4

Physical Therapy of the Shoulder, 5th Ed: Module 4
Physical Therapy of the Shoulder, 5th Ed: Module 4
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By Robert A. Donatelli, PhD, PT, OCS

This course is offered in cooperation with Elsevier Science and utilizes the textbook, “Physical Therapy of the Shoulder, 5th Ed”, c2012, edited by Robert A. Donatelli, PhD, PT, OCS. Dr. Donatelli is a certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist with over 30 years of clinical hands-on experience.

This textbook is the leading reference on the shoulder and is now completely up-to-date with state-of-the-art rehabilitation and surgical techniques. It is an essential resource to the therapist, providing valuable information on functional anatomy, the mechanics of movement, neurologic, special, and surgical considerations and evaluation and treatment. This new edition provides new information, concepts, and evaluation of physical therapy and dysfunction based on the APTA Guide to Physical Therapy Practice, 2nd Ed and integrates these practice patterns with rehabilitation of the shoulder.

These courses are essential to therapists treating shoulder injuries in all rehabilitation settings!

Module 1 covers the mechanics of movement and evaluation including the guide to practice, functional anatomy and mechanics, throwing injuries and examinations and evaluation of the shoulder

Module 2 covers neurologic considerations including the interrelationship of the spine, rib cage and shoulder, neural tissue evaluation and treatment, sensory integration and neuromuscular control of the shoulder and evaluation and treatment of brachial plexus lesions.

Module 3 covers special considerations including impingement syndrome and impingement-related instability, frozen shoulder, evaluation and rehabilitation of rotator cuff pathologic conditions and rehabilitation and visceral pain referred to the shoulder

Module 4 covers treatment approaches including manual therapy, muscle length testing and electromyographic evidence for manual strength testing and exercises for the shoulder, rotator cuff repairs and surgical approaches to shoulder instabilities

Course Length: 8.0 contact hours

Instructional Level: Beginner/Intermediate

This package contains the required reading and test materials for Module 4 only.

Physical Therapy of the Shoulder, 5th Ed: Module 4

Course Goals and Objectives:

Course Goals:

This course is intended to instruct the student through self-paced study on treatment approaches to the shoulder including: manual therapy techniques, muscle length testing and electomyographic data for manual strength testing, and to instruct the student in surgical considerations for rotator cuff repairs and shoulder instabilities.

Student Objectives:

At the end of this course the student will be able to:

1. Identify 6 terms used when discussing manual therapy

2. Identify 4 examples of protective shoulder injuries

3. Identify 6 phases of rehabilitation for patients with protective shoulder injuries

4. Identify 4 examples of nonprotective shoulder injuries

5. Identify 3 phases of rehabilitation for patients with nonprotective shoulder injuries

6. Identify the primary role of joint mobilization

7. Identify 4 principles of joint mobilization techniques

8. Identify 11 glenohumeral joint mobilization techniques

9. Identify 4 sternoclavicular and acromioclavicular mobilization techniques

10. Identify 11 soft tissue mobilization and scapulothoracic release techniques

11. Identify 5 treatment hand techniques when performing soft tissue mobilization

12. Identify the most common muscle involved in rotator cuff tears

13. Identify the most common cause of rotator cuff tears in young, athletic patients

14. Identify 7 causes of rotator cuff tears

15. Identify the most common operative treatments for rotator cuff repairs

16. Identify indications for an open technique rotator cuff repair

17. Identify 3 factors affecting the degree of patient satisfaction with a rotator cuff repair

18. Identify the static (passive) stabilizers of the shoulder

19. Identify the active (dynamic) stabilizers of the shoulder

20. Identify the five Ds of shoulder instability

21. Identify the pathogenesis of shoulder instability

22. Identify causes and problems of recurrent shoulder instability

23. Identify common anterior, posterior and multidirectional instabilities and the lesions that may result

24. Identify 6 special tests for shoulder instability

25. Identify components in the decision-making process for conservative treatment of shoulder instability

26. Identify common surgical procedures performed for shoulder instability

27. Identify rehabilitation guidelines for postoperative anterior capsulolabral reconstruction, Bankart’s repair, capsular shift procedures, thermal-assisted capsulorrhaphy for patient with acquired laxity, and postoperative instability

28. Identify rehabilitation guidelines for shoulder multidirectional instability stabilization