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Rehab Across the Lifespan Sports Medicine Training Seminar

Orthopedic and sports medicine approach to the shoulder, hip, and knee

Demonstration on orthopedic sports medicine technique for shoulder rehabilitation

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Orthopedic and sports medicine seminar demonstration of rehabilitation technique of the knee

Rehab Across the Lifespan is a two-day, in-depth, evidenced-based continuing education seminar for physical therapist and clinicians regarding selected upper and lower quarter pathologies. This course will examine and present the best available evidence, as well as state of the art information regarding the evaluation and treatment of the shoulder, hip, and knee.
Advances in assessment and treatment techniques, emerging research evidence, and expanding methods to collect outcome data make it imperative that clinicians remain up to date on orthopedics and sports medicine training. Continuing education in orthopedic physical therapy helps clinician provide successful, cost-effective care to patients.

Expand Knowledge of Orthopedic Rehabilitation

The goal of this seminar is to provide clinicians with the most current information and tools available in orthopedic sports medicine in order to develop, implement, document, and defend the need for evidenced based rehabilitation programs.

This orthopedic rehab seminar provides lecture presentations, demonstrations, and focused laboratory sessions dedicated to treatment techniques of the upper and lower quarter pathologies. Participants will have an opportunity to expand and update their knowledge and leave with tools to develop appropriate rehabilitation programs that will enhance success in day-to-day practice in a wide variety of settings.

Sports Medicine CEU for All Levels

Whether participants are experienced clinicians or new graduates, will provide them with the Rehab Across the Lifespan orthopedic sports medicine seminar provides new information and techniques that can be applied immediately in a clinic.

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Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Course Breakdown

After completing this PT Con Ed course, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe the relevant clinical anatomy and biomechanics of the upper quarter, hip, and knee.
  • Relate upper quarter, hip and knee pathomechanics to injury mechanisms and subsequent design of comprehensive functional rehabilitation.
  • Perform special tests and synthesize examination findings for upper and lower quarter pathology.
  • Evaluate, examination findings using clinical reasoning skills to develop successful therapeutic intervention programs for common upper and lower quarter pathologies.
  • Describe and apply principles of healing as it relates to conservative and post-operative rehabilitation.
  • Develop effective and efficient rehabilitation programs for conservative and postoperative management based on best available evidence.
  • Describe common surgical procedures at the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee.
  • Utilize postoperative protocols as a guide to rehabilitate a variety of surgical procedures for the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee.
  • Describe a functional exercise progression and functional testing criteria in order to determine readiness for return to ADL’s, work or sports.
  • Understand current clinical and scientific evidence to choose and utilize appropriate, valid, and reliable outcome evaluation measures.

Orthopedic CEU Course Outline


7:30 – 8:00 Course Registration

8:00 – 12:00 Morning Session



The Base of the UE Kinetic Chain: The Role of the Scapula in Treatment of the Shoulder Complex

Evidence-based Exercise Prescription: How to activate the scapular musculature and increase the endurance and strength of the rotator cuff (Lecture/demonstration/lab)

Rotator Cuff Pathology: From Impingement to Repair Evaluation of Impingement and Rotator Cuff Function (Lecture/demonstration/lab)

    • Non-operative options and post-operative rehab following rotator cuff surgery


12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH

1:00 – 5:30 Afternoon Session


Adhesive Capsulitis

        • Stiffness vs. Adhesive Capsulitis: Is it really frozen?
        • What is the best approach to restore motion?
        • Joint Mobilization/ Manual therapy options (Demonstration/Lab)


Shoulder Instability

        • Anatomy and pathomechanics of the glenohumeral joint related to instability
        • Classifying the instability: Unidirectional (TUBS) vs. Multidirectional (AMBRI)
        • Special tests for the identification of instability (Demonstration/lab)
        • Anterior Shoulder Instability: Diagnosis and clinical decision making
        • Non-operative treatment strategies for acute, 1st time dislocation
        • Review of the surgical procedures for anterior, posterior and multidirectional instability
        • Management of the postoperative stabilization procedure: Post-operative protocols
        • Superior Labrum Anterior to Posterior (SLAP) Lesions: Evaluation, special testing, and rehabilitation following surgical repair (Demonstration/Lab)


Elbow Wrist Hand

        • Managing major elbow, wrist, and hand pathologies in the sports and general orthopedic populations. (Lecture/demonstration/lab)



8:00 – 12:00 Morning Session


Reactive Neuromuscular Training

        • Reactive Neuromuscular Training Integration of functional exercise to correct movement dysfunction (Demonstration / Lab)


Intra-articular Hip Pathology

        • Managing intra-articular hip pathology: Arthroscopic interventions & post-operative management considerations


Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

        • Mechanisms of Injury
        • Biomechanics of non-contact injuries
        • Natural history of ACL injury and reconstruction
        • Conservative management – who can cope? Why are women more susceptible to injury? Unique considerations for the female athlete.
        • Highlights of postoperative rehabilitation
        • ACL injury prevention programs: Evidence Based Program Design
        • Cardio vascular stimulation


12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH

1:00 – 5:30 Afternoon Session


Patello-femoral Pain Syndrome

        • Current perspective of pathomechanics: Tissue homeostasis and the Envelope of Function • Relevant PF anatomy and biomechanics
        • Evaluation of PFPS: Influence of abnormal lower extremity mechanics on the PF joint PF joint examination. Where should you look for dysfunction?
        • Program Design for Proximal Neuromuscular stability and strength training.
        • Bracing & exercise: Functional exercise training to achieve success
        • Meniscal Injuries
        • Rehabilitation after Meniscal Repair
        • The current state of Meniscal Transplantation


Articular Cartilage Disorders, Osteoarthritis and Total Knee Arthroplasty

        • Articular Cartilage Disorders: Definition, Surgical Options, and Postoperative Rehabilitation
        • Osteoarthritis
        • Conservative management and patient education
        • Total Knee Arthroplasty: “It’s not just for Old People any more!”
        • Review of the surgical options and managing the complicated TKA


Total Shoulder Arthroplasty and Total Knee Arthroplasty

        • When all else fails: Managing Total Knee and Shoulder Arthroplasty
        • Shoulder: Traditional vs Reverse: Review of the surgical procedures
        • Knee: Several Different Types of Prosthesis: Review of the surgical procedures
        • Postoperative guidelines for TSA and TKA
        • Question & Answers / Course Wrap Up

Rehabilitation Across the Lifespan

An Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Approach to the Shoulder, Hip, and Knee
16 Hours, 1.6 CEU’s Tuition: $485.00

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