Rotation Before Elevation in Stiff and Painful Shoulders Course

Contact Hours : 1.5

Organized by :   PT Seminars

Specialties :   Rheumatology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Fees Fee :   Starting From Free

Conference Summary

Rotation Before Elevation in Stiff and Painful Shoulders Course by PT Seminars. 

Target Audience:
This is an intermediate level course designed for PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTA’s, CHT’s, and ATCs

1.5 Contact Hrs

Course Description:
One of the most important functional movements of the shoulder is active elevation. Restoring elevation in a time-efficient manner remains a challenging problem. The rehabilitation specialist needs to be a detective and figure out why a joint is not moving and/or what is causing the pain. Shoulder elevation is one of the most complicated movements in the body. The treatment of a stiff and painful should not reproduce the pain that the patient has come to physical therapy to get rid of.
If we analyze the shoulder motions, it is made up of moving parts all responsible for the functional movement patterns that the joint allows. There are three major moving parts of the shoulder, the scapula, humerus, and the clavicle, making up three moving joints. The glenohumeral (G-H) and the acromio-clavicular (AC) are synovial joints, where as the scapula-thoracic (ST) is a sesamoid bone floating around the ribs. We believe that restoring rotation of the glenohumeral joint, acromio-clavicular and scapulo-thoracic articulation before elevation is the safest and most efficient methods of treating patients with stiff and painful shoulders. 

This online certificate course for Physical Therapists & Occupational Therapists, is a learning module taught by on-demand streaming video. At the end of the course there will be a quiz. Upon successful completion of the quiz, a certificate confirming completion of the Rotation Before Elevation in Stiff and Painful Shoulders, will be issued.

Course Objectives:
• Identify the anatomical features of the Craniomandibular complex
• Identify the normal mechanics of Craniomandibular complex as well a common patterns of abnormal or dysfunctional motion
• Identify common pathologies occurring in the Craniomandibular complex
• Identify developmental, functional and structural contributions to the development of Craniomandibular disorders
• Identify physical therapy approaches to examination and for Craniomandibular disorders
• Identify current trends in medicine and dentistry for the management of Craniomandibular disorders

Course Objectives:
• Describe the mechanics of the shoulder that promotes rotation as the major function of the shoulder.
• Understand that evaluation of the shoulder using rotational movements in different planes will assist the therapist in developing a differential soft tissue diagnosis.
• Describe the interrelationship of soft tissue structures in the shoulder that create functional movements that involve rotation.
• Design and develop a rehabilitation program for the stiff and painful shoulder that promotes restoring rotation.
• Understand the therapeutic effect of low load prolonged stretch, stress relaxation, and mobilization to the periarticular structures of the shoulder
• Explain why rotational strengthening exercises are the most important functional exercises for the shoulder.

Course Outline:
• Force couples make up the normal mechanics of the shoulder
• Defining central position of the glenohumeral joint
• Evaluation of Rotation of the glenohumeral joint and the scapula thoracic joint
• Treatment of the shoulder through restoration of Rotation at the glenohumeral joint, acromio- clavicular and scapulo-thoracic.

Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.

Credit Info

  • Contact Hours : 1.5
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