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2022 Open Courses

Recent Advances in the Evaluation & Treatment of Shoulder Injuries & Lesions

In support of our mission and core values, Athletico is committed to the development and continuous investment into our profession to best serve our patients and communities. Join us for this exceptional weekend intensive continuing education course offering with Kevin Wilk in Mesa, AZ. Register soon, spots are limited!

Instructor: Kevin Wilk, PT, DPT, FAPTA
Date: Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 1st , 2022
Location: Athletico Mesa West; 425 N. Stapley Dr. Ste. 105, Mesa AZ 85203
Time: Saturday 8:00am – 5:30pm and Sunday 7:30am – 2:30pm
Number of CEUs: 14.5
Type of CEUs: PT, PTA, OT, OTA: Illinois State Licensing Board Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR)
AT: BOC Category A
Education Level: Advanced
Target Audience: PT, PTA, OT, OTA, AT
Non-Athletico Clinician Registration: Email to register and receive instructions for how to submit payment.
Non-Athletico Clinician Cost: $675
Required Materials & Supplies: None
Course Description: This evidence-based course is designed to present to the clinician the most recent and state of the art information in the treatment of patient injuries/dysfunctions of the shoulder. I have taken the comments & suggestions from course participants over the past 5 years and updated the information and have put together this outstanding course. This course will discuss the most current evidence -based treatment approaches to various shoulder pathologies & surgeries. Through lecture presentations, videos of rehabilitation techniques and surgeries, demonstrations, hands-on laboratory sessions, open discussions and problem solving of patient case studies; the attendee will have an opportunity to master new and effective evaluation and treatment techniques and strategies.
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this seminar, the practitioner will learn how to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomy & biomechanics of the shoulder complex
2. Practice specific clinical exam special tests, joint assessment techniques & performance tests
3. Recognize capsular restrictions of the Glenohumeral joint
4. Recognize specific rotator cuff lesions & pathologies
5. Perform specific joint mobilization, stretching for the shoulder joint complex
6. Describe an effective and appropriate evidence-based rehabilitation program for various shoulder dysfunctions: Bankart repairs, Laterjet procedures, superior capsular repair; Rotator cuff repair; SLAP repairs; Motor control deficits; Biceps
pain; Scapular dyskinesis; Adhesive capsulitis; Acriomoclavicular joint dysfunction; Overhead athlete; Return to Play Criteria Evidence Based; Specific injuries to the female overhead athlete
7. Analyze specific exercise techniques and evaluate the exercises effectiveness
8. Integrate the information presented and formulate a treatment plan for specific case studies which will be presented

Course Agenda: Day 1

-8:00am – 5:30pm, 1 hour lunch break
-Recent Advances in the Treatment of Shoulder Lesions: Surgery & Rehabilitation
-Clinical examination of the shoulder
-Clinical Exam (Lab)
-Non-Operative Treatment Rotator Cuff Lesions
-Post-Operative Rehabilitation following Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery
-Current Concepts in Shoulder Instability (Management of Bone Loss, Capsular Injuries, Congenital Laxity)
-Non-Operative Rehab of Shoulder Instability (Traumatic to Congenital)
-Post-Operative Rehab Shoulder Surgery (Bankart, Latarjet, Remplissage, Shifts, & Plications)
-Rehab of SLAP Lesions: Non-Op & Post-Operative
-Open Discussion

Day 2

-7:30am – 2:30pm, 1 hour lunch break
-Scapular Dyskinesis: Recognition & Treatment
-Biceps Brachii Pain: Evaluation & Treatment
-What’s New in the Rehabilitation of the Overhead Athlete (Throwers)
-Rehabilitation of the Female Athletes Shoulder (Volleyball, Softball, etc)
-Return to Play Testing: Criteria Based Progression (Overhead Athletes – Collision Athletes) & The Laborer
-Rehabilitation of the Adhesive Capsulitis Patient
-Joint Mobilization, Stretching & Soft Tissue Techniques (Demo & Lab)
-Unique & Unusual Case Presentations
-Questions & Answers – Open Discussion

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