Shoulder Pathologies: The Rotator Cuff
By Jeffrey K. McCamman, BS, MPT
First in the series of pathology courses focusing on the rotator cuff describing methods of injury, identification of injury and treatment. 16 pages.
Course Length: 1.5 contact hours
Instructional Level: Beginner
Course Goals and Objectives:
To instruct the student, through self-paced study, of the anatomy, methods of injury, diagnostic tests, and rehabilitation of the rotator cuff of the human shoulder.
At the end of the course the student will be able to:
1. Describe the basic anatomy of the rotator cuff.
2. Describe the difference between partial and complete tears of the rotator cuff.
3. Describe the potential for impingement of the shoulder and identify the critical structures usually involved with impingement.
4. Describe 3 tests used to test for rupture of the rotator cuff
5. Describe 2 tests used to test for shoulder impingement.
6. Describe the foundations for shoulder rehabilitation.