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Manual Therapy of the Shoulder: Soft Tissue to Joint Mobilization

Audience: Lymphedema therapists, P.T./P.T.A., OTR/C.O.T.A., A.T.C

Course level: Intermediate

Date: Saturday, April 24, 2010
Check-In Time(s): 8-8:30 a.m.
Class Time(s): 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: Fairview Southdale Hospital, International Rooms A and B
Contact Hours: 3.75

Speaker:
John O'Halloran, D.P.T., P.T., O.C.S., A.T.C., C.S.C.S., Cert.M.D.T., is an APTA Board -certified Clinical Specialist with Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, Summerfield, N.C. He earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Temple University, Philadelphia, in 2009; his Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Simmons College, Boston, in 1992; and his Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science from the University of Massachusetts-Boston, in 1984. His is the Director of Physical Therapy for Southeastern Orthopaedics, Greensboro, N.C. He has done extensive speaking in the fields of Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy and has presented over 300 evidenced-based continuing education courses to allied health professionals for their continuing education. John also provides consulting on the business development of therapy centers and program development. He is also credentialed in the McKenzie Method and certified in the Blankenship Method- Functional Capacity Evaluations.

Course Description:
There is a strong evidence that manual therapy combined with corrective therapeutic exercises is effective in the management of common shoulder dysfunctions. Manual Therapy can facilitate restoring optimal function to the shoulder complex. This four-hour course will be primarily lab and demonstration based and specifically discuss the most current evidence regarding common dysfunctions such as adhesive capsulitis, axillary web syndrome and impingement. It is a must attend course for those clinicians who are wanting to add a few more techniques to their skill set or the new clinician brushing up on the principles of manual therapy.

Course Objectives:
1. Identify shoulder joint pathologies with indications for treating physiological and/or the accessory motion restriction.
2. Apply the concepts of manual therapy of the shoulder to specific conditions such as adhesive capsulitis and impingement syndrome.
3. Demonstrate proper patient positioning, hand placement and grades of movement for both soft tissue and joint mobilizations.
4. Demonstrate how to sequence your manual therapy techniques with scapularhumeral and scapularthoracic dysfunctions.
5. Discuss the evidence regarding the concave/convex rule for the shoulder.

Course Agenda:
8:30-9:30 a.m.                Shoulder joint pathologies with indications for treating physiological and/or the accessory 
                                           motion restriction
9:30-10:00 a.m.              Concepts of manual therapy of the shoulder to specific conditions such as adhesive 
                                           capsulitis and impingement syndrome.
10:00-10:15 a.m.            Break
10:15-11:00 a.m.            Proper patient positioning, hand placement and grades of movement for both soft tissue 
                                           and joint mobilizations.
11:00-11:45 a.m.            Manual therapy techniques with scapularhumeral and scapularthoracic dysfunctions.
11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.   Evidence regarding the concave/convex rule for the shoulder/ Q&A/ Conclusion

This course is eligible for AOTA Approved Provider credit. The assignment of AOTA CEU's does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course has been approved for Category 1 credit from the MN Board of PT for 3.75 contact hours. Course approval number 4086.


 
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