Introduction to Shoulder Dysfunctions
3 Contact Hours/.3 CCU
Improve your clinical confidence with the shoulder by viewing four different online lectures taught by Dr. Ann Porretto-Loehrke PT, DPT, CHT, COMT, CMTPT which aim to increase the understanding of the pathoanatomy of most common glenohumeral musculoskeletal conditions such as adhesive capsulitis, glenohumeral impingement and instability. Therapists will identify the difference in clinical presentation among patients with different stages of adhesive capsulitis, external and internal impingement and types of instability.
Target Audience: PT, OT, PTA, OTA, CHT, OTR, DPT.
Educational Level: Basic
Our live courses are made up of lectures that are taught through audiovisual systems (Power Point / Keynote), and all course information is sent to participants before the starting day of the actual course for further review and discussion. The hands-on section is carried out through demonstration of techniques performed by the instructors, and then replicated by the participants under instructors’ supervision, guidance, and feedback. The hands-on section is evaluated by the instructors using an observable skills rubric.
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- Financial: The instructor(s) receive an honorarium for presenting this course.
- Non-financial: The instructor(s) have no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
- We will not offer partial credit. Online courses: Passing an online exam and completing a course evaluation will be required to earn continuing education credit. Live courses: Participants must attend all the activities. Attendees must sign an attendance sheet for the course, placing their name, license number and state, and signature for both morning and afternoon attendance..
- Describe the relevant anatomy of the shoulder and how dysfunction can contribute to adhesive capsulitis, shoulder impingement, and instability.
- Classify the 2 types of adhesive capsulitis and verbalize which type responds more favorably to manual techniques.
- Explain the difference in clinical presentation between external impingement (subacromial pain syndrome) and internal impingement.
- Differentiate between the types of shoulder instability and the one that responds best to conservative management.