Rotator Cuff Dysfunction - Physical Therapy Seminar
The Functional Shoulder: Based on Clinical
Commentary of Evidence
Treating the Functionality of the Shoulder
Because of the complex design of the rotator cuff, it is susceptible to injury.
These injuries can be due to overuse in sports activities or it can occur from
repetitive motions. Whatever the cause, weakness, stiffness, and pain often
ensue. Because the shoulder plays a sizable role in arm functioning, proper
rehabilitation of this joint is essential to return the patient to a healthy
state. Further complicating the issue is reimbursement and providers that only
allot a limited number of visits to complete rehabilitation. Clinicians must be
knowledgeable about not only "tried and true" techniques, but must also stay
abreast of current research, new products available, and developments within
their field. Clinicians who fail to do this can be increasing their patient's
recuperation time and missing important treatment goals.
This one-day course will demonstrate how to be more innovative in your treatment
planning, examine functional approaches to rehabilitation of the kinetic chains,
and illustrate the benefits of incorporating evidenced-based approaches into
your "bag of treatment tools." Additionally, attendees will examine rotator cuff
injuries that occur at different points in the human lifespan, as well as
recommended treatment for each population. Why certain injuries are more common
with particular age groups, such as instability in teenagers and degenerative
joint disease in aging patients will be examined as well. Course participants
will explore protocols for pathology of the shoulder with "hands-on" lab
sessions so they can return to their rehabilitation settings with applicable
concepts and skills. Clinicians will come away excited about trying new,
practical techniques that produce results and, in turn, their orthopedic rehab
patients will demonstrate a more positive attitude about their recovery.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Define functionality of the shoulder
- Discuss the true function of the rotator cuff
as the protection of all shoulder pathology
- Examine why scapula stabilization is the core
of the rotator cuff
- Determine when and how to use closed kinetic
chain exercises for the upper extremity
- Assess the importance of positional
recruitment for open kinetic chain exercises based on evidence-based practice
- Reconsider the use of elastic band exercises
- Geriatric considerations of exercises
- Expand your hands-on mobility skills
What You Should Bring
• Towel, regular size
• Portable treatment table, if available
• Please wear proper exercise attire to participate in lab
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
TERRY TRUNDLE, PTA, A.T.C., LAT, has over 34 years
of experience in clinical practice and offers educational programs on functional
rehabilitation focusing on the upper and lower kinetic chain. Mr. Trundle
practices in the Atlanta area where he is Owner and Director of the Athletic
Rehab Institute and Sports Medicine. He is a graduate of the Medical College of
Georgia and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and has been very active in
the American Physical Therapy Association and the National Athletic Trainers
Association. He was recently named one of the first recipients of the
Recognition of Advanced Proficiency Award for the Physical Therapist Assistant
in Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy by the American Physical Therapy Association
and was recognized by the Medical College of Georgia as one of its Fab 40
Alumnus, a distinction given for distinguished alumni who are leaders in health
sciences education and who have made life better for the people of Georgia. Mr.
Trundle has also been recognized by the Cambridge Who's Who of Executives and
Professionals. In addition to his clinical work, he is a rehab consultant to
Kennesaw State University and Southern Polytechnic State University and provides
athletic training services for high schools in the North Metro Atlanta, Georgia
Due to his many years of treating orthopedic shoulder injuries in the clinic and
on the sideline, Mr. Trundle was asked to author "Chapter 21: Orthopedic
Management of the Shoulder" in Fundamental Orthopedic Management for the
Physical Therapist Assistant by Gary A. Shankman and Robert C. Manske, 2011. Mr.
Trundle's research has been featured in journal publications such as the Journal
of Athletic Training, the Journal of Sports Rehabilitation, and Medicine and
Science in Sports and Exercise Journal, the official journal of the American
College of Sports Medicine. The concepts presented by Mr. Trundle are beneficial
in multiple settings as he emphasizes practical approaches to functional
exercise. Mr. Trundle is the co-producer of a four-part video series that
includes exercises on the knee and shoulder and passive micro-mobility of the
upper and lower kinetic chains.
Dynamic speaker! Easily kept my interest. A lot of
valuable information presented; it was easily followed and able to be used upon
return to the clinic.
Tara Brenner, PT Harrisburg, PA
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Physical Therapy Assistants
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants
- Athletic Trainers
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists
- Exercise Physiologists
- Rehab Managers
The American College of Sports Medicine’s
Professional Education Committee certifies that Cross Country Education meets
the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider Status from (2011-2013).
Providership # 650699.
Cross Country Education is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education.
This course is offered for .6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not
imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures
by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Intermediate, Category 1: Domain of OT, 2:
Occupational Therapy Process.
This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required
by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional
organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and
contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.
Cross Country Education is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to
offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. BOC Approved
Provider # P3097 6 CEUs will be awarded.
NSCA Certification Executive Council approved 0.6 CEUs for CSCS and NSCA-CPT
certificants attending this event. Aprvl# D1035.
The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this
course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings
established by The Illinois Physical Therapy Association. This course is
approved for 6 Credit Hours. IPTA Approval 75-4760.
This program has been submitted to the Kansas Physical Therapy Association for 6
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30
AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM