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Treating the Shoulder Complex: Advances in Conservative & Post-op Management, 12/6/2017 12:00:00 AM CST, Digital Seminar More info »
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Treating the Shoulder Complex: Advances in Conservative & Post-op Management

Faculty :
Michael Gross
7 Hours 30 Minutes
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Live Webcast - Also available: Digital Seminar
Access for 90 day(s) after program date.


Get the solutions for several shoulder complex pathologies in this insightful and important 6 hour seminar. Review and practice unique assessment tests to help you with early recognition of various pathologies. Improve treatment for your clients by examining the best evidence-based practices for conservative and post-op management, and by practicing glenohumeral and scapulothoracic mobilization techniques. Gain new tips and techniques you can implement tomorrow for:

  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Anterior Glenohumeral Instability
  • SLAP Lesions
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Thoracic Outlet Compression Syndrome
  • Shoulder Arthroplasties

Course Content


  • Etiology
  • Surgical restoration of normal and altered anatomy



  • Surgical restoration of normal and altered anatomy
  • Cluster tests
    • Modified empty can test
  • Conservative management to prevent further injury
  • Post-operative management



  • Anatomic and functional contributors
  • Cluster tests
    • Hawkins-Kennedy, Neer’s test
  • Conservative management based on etiologic factors
  • Post-operative management
  • Respect the deltoid as the worst offender



  • Anatomic restraints
  • Etiologic factors
  • Cluster tests
    • Apprehension test
    • Jobe relocation
    • Release test
    • Anterior drawer
    • Push-pull
  • Surgical procedures
    • Bristow
    • Latarjet
    • Putti-Platt
  • Rehabilitative management



  • Classification of lesions
  • Special tests
    • Biceps load II
    • Anterior slide tests for early detection
  • Surgical management and rehabilitation based on lesion type



  • Stages based on symptoms
  • Etiologic factors
  • Effects of conservative versus invasive intervention
  • Conservative management based on stage of disorder
    • Scauplo-thoracic mobilizations
    • Anterior/Posterior/Inferior glenohumeral mobilizations



  • Anatomic locations of potential compromise
  • Etiologic factors in each anatomic location
  • Intervention based on location of compromise and etiologic contributors
  • Assessment tests
    • Adson’s
    • Military bracing
    • Hyperabduction
  • Surgical procedures
    • Cervical rib excision
    • Scalenectomy



  • Rehab strategies for:
    • Hemi-arthroplasty
    • Total shoulder arthroplasty
    • Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty



  • Interpret tests quickly to recognize problem
  • Glenohumeral and scapulothoracic mobilizations
  • Tips and new techniques


Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants

is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course is offered for .6 AOTA CEU(s). 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.

Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants - Florida

is an approved provider #50-466 with the Florida Department of Health Board of Occupational Therapy Practice. This course is approved for 6 contact hour(s) for Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Assistants.

Other Professions

This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hour(s) 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. 

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Illinois

is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #:216.000309. This course qualifies for 6 CE Credit Hour(s).

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Indiana

This meets the IN-PT approval under 844 IAC 6-8-5 Approved Organizations #9, please contact IN Board or Association if you have questions.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Kentucky

This program has been approved by the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association for 6 contact hour(s) (Category 1) Approval #CS74-2011-KPTA. This approval is valid until 03/06/2018.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - New York

is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This seminar is awarded 7.2 contact hour(s).

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - North Carolina

NCBPTE approval by virtue of approval by The New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Physical Therapy licensure board or state APTA chapter Approval good through 8/31/2018.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Ohio

This program has been approved for 6 CEU by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants (Approval #17S6460).



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Michael Gross, PhD, PT, FAPTA has 37 years of experience as a licensed Physical Therapist, specializing in the areas of biomechanics and orthopaedic assessment and treatment. He is a professor in the PhD program in Human Movement Science, and the DPT program in Physical Therapy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he has taught for 30 years. In addition to his academic responsibilities, he is also active in the faculty's clinical practice, seeing patients two days per week.


Dr. Gross has 70 refereed journal publications in such journals as the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy, and the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy. He is a reviewer for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy and several other journals. Dr. Gross was elected as a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association, and has been presented a Teaching Excellence Award from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine as well as the Margaret L. Moore Award for Outstanding New Academic Faculty by the American Physical Therapy Association. He has given well over 300 regional, national, and international presentations and continues to maintain an active clinical practice. Dr. Gross' experience helps make him a very knowledgeable and skilled instructor.

Additional Info

Program Information

Access Period for Live Webcast For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.
Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion.

Target Audience

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Athletic Trainers, Strength and Conditioning Specialists, Orthopedic Nurses

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