Shoulder Anatomy & Biomechanics
By Jeffrey K. McCamman, BS, MPT
Reviews anatomy and biomechanics of the human shoulder. 29 pages.
Course Length: 3.0 contact hours
Instructional Level: Beginner
Course Goals and Objectives:
To instruct the student, through self-paced study, of the anatomy and basic biomechanics of the human shoulder.
At the end of the course the student will be able to:
1. Describe the musculature of the human shoulder.
2. Describe the vascular anatomy of the human shoulder.
3. Describe the accessory structures of the human shoulder including ligaments, bursae and capsules.
4. Describe the basic biomechanics of the human shoulder with the motions of flexion, extension, abduction, adduction, horizontal abduction, horizontal adduction, internal rotation and external rotation.
5. Describe the role of the accessory structures of the human shoulder during the shoulder’s biomechanics.
6. Describe the importance of scapulohumeral rhythm with shoulder biomechanics.