Effective Examination of the Shoulder
Complex: New Advances - PT Healthcare Seminar
Examining the Shoulder
The shoulder has tremendous mobility across four joint structures. This
increased mobility can compromise the stability of the scapula humeral complex.
Rehabilitation of the shoulder requires a delicate balance between improving
soft tissue mobility and neuromuscular control. However, elimination of a
patient's pain does not mean a long-term successful outcome. A good, sound
orthopedic screening examines the patient as a "whole" versus as a "joint" or
"tissue" diagnosis and will allow the clinician the ability to address present
and potential predisposing factors. Many professionals are lacking in these
skills or frustrated with the constraints in place due to managed care. Today's
managed care environment often frustrates the clinician by not being able to
successfully rehabilitate the shoulder. "Managed care" has a different meaning
for the patient, payer and provider. Examination and treatment of the shoulder
is challenging to the clinician and made even more difficult when working in a
managed care environment. Clinicians often find it difficult to properly heal
the patient’s injury while also accelerating the treatment process.
This exciting, interactive one-day seminar is designed to inspire attendees to
understand first "what is inside the box, before you can think outside of it."
Advanced critical thinking skills are vital in today's limited visits and high
co-payment atmosphere. The clinician who can properly examine the shoulder by
first breaking down the subjective and objective portion of the exam, and then
specifically identify what is really important to rehabilitate, will be the
clinician who succeeds in meeting the needs of all the players in managed care:
patient, provider and payer. This highly interactive course will take the
participant step-by-step, utilizing case studies of very common, complex
shoulder problems. Attendees will leave this seminar with more tools to
evaluate, assess and treat difficult shoulder problems in less time and with
less expense to the patient.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Use interactive documentation tools and
therapeutic treatment parameters to objectively measure and motivate the
patient through the rehab process
- Identify how to effectively position patients
to maximize the benefits of therapeutic exercises, procedures and modalities
- Identify creative therapeutic exercises and
techniques that consider all functional planes of movement and incorporate the
evidenced-based kinetic link model on how you elevate your arm overhead for
ADLs, industry and sports
- Demonstrate how to examine the shoulder and
interpret exam findings to guide and direct intervention
What You Should Bring: Participants are encouraged to bring in a description
of one of their most difficult cases for discussion.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
JOE MULLINS, M.Ed., LAT, ATC, ACI, is a
licensed athletic trainer with over 20 years of experience in clinical and
academic settings. Currently, he is the founder and director of Athletic
Training & Conditioning in Randleman, North Carolina, a rehabilitation
consulting company that specializes in baseball pitching and performance. He
also holds a clinical position at Guilford Orthopedics, where his
specializations are treating the overhead athlete, functional orthopedic
evaluations, movement analysis and program design. Mr. Mullins has taught
courses in the Masters Athletic Training Program at The University of North
Carolina–Greensboro, since 2005, and for the UNCG Department of Kinesiology
since 2007. His early career included providing rehabilitative and
musculoskeletal care for NASCAR drivers and crews through Motor Racing Outreach,
and working as the Head Athletic Trainer for Mount Olive College in Mount Olive,
Mr. Mullins received his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sports
Science from the University of North Carolina–Greensboro, in 1991, and went on
to earn his Master of Education in Athletic Training in 1992 from the University
of Virginia. He is licensed as an athletic trainer in the state of North
Carolina, is certified through the National Athletic Trainers Association and is
an Approved Clinical Instructor through the Commission on Accreditation of
Athletic Training Education. Mr. Mullins is a member of the National Athletic
Trainers' Association, the North Carolina Athletic Trainers' Association, and
the Mid Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association.
John was excellent. His knowledge and ability to
deliver his expertise are beyond reproach. I would highly recommend this course
to all therapists.
Allan Roth, MS, PT, ATC, Millennium Physical Therapy, Oradell, New Jersey
Great take-home-to-clinic stuff! Elmarie Myburgh, Physical Therapist,
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Physical Therapy Assistants
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants
This program has been approved by the Kansas Physical Therapy Association for 6
hours (Approval #13SA393699-114) for Physical Therapist and Physical Therapy
This program has been approved by the Arkansas State Board Of Physical Therapy
for 6.0 contact hours for Physical Therapists.
This program has been submitted to the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure
& Supervision for preapproval of 6 contact hours.
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 Introductory, Category 2: Occupational Therapy
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 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.
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.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar
Program 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
This Seminar is also Available on CD/Cassette
Regular Price: $189.00 (with Registration: $59.00)
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