Effective Approaches to Diagnose
& Intervene in Shoulder Dysfunction
Do you have clients with shoulder pain that’s progressing? Many people with shoulder pain or weakness are often misdiagnosed, leading to improper treatment and prolonged recovery. How can you determine the underlying cause of shoulder pathology to end your client's suffering? Is surgery really the answer, or can you intervene in a non-invasive way?
This new online course will teach you how to accurately diagnose shoulder dysfunction and outline effective treatment plans. It has over 25 diagnostic techniques and correlating interventions to improve your client's prognosis and enable accelerated recovery. You'll be able to pinpoint obscure contributors, understand the pathology, and determine which clients are appropriate candidates for conservative vs surgical intervention. Get your clients on the fast track to pain-free shoulder mobility.
Don’t hesitate. Sign up so you can accurately diagnose and treat
your client's shoulder dysfunction today.
This online course was designed to give rehab professionals a better understanding of shoulder biomechanics, techniques to accurately diagnose dysfunction, and effective interventions to expedite recovery.
Don't waste time on incorrect interpretations and ineffective treatment plans. If underlying causes aren't recognized, rehabilitation can be ineffective leading to more visits, client frustration and further shoulder damage. How can you ascertain if you're client is on the right recovery path? Act now and you'll get powerful resources, demonstrations, and innovative treatment approaches so you can be confident in your determination to improve your client's lives faster.
Not only will you have access to these new techniques; you'll refresh your knowledge of anatomic and functional contributors of shoulder complex pathologies. Armed with conclusive interpretations of special tests, you'll be able to easily recognize shoulder musculoskeletal abnormalities and make appropriate recommendations for management and optimal treatment planning.
Learn at your own pace with 24/7 access to the content and interactive community forums. This course is guided by Michael Gross, PhD, PT, FAPTA who has over 37 years of experience as a licensed physical therapist, specializing in biomechanics and orthopaedic assessment/treatment. He's been highly rated by previous attendees for his balanced blending of knowledge, skill, and humor.
Evaluation and Intervention of Shoulder Complex PathologiesSpeed up your client's recovery by accurately diagnosing dysfunction the first time so they can quickly be on the road to pain-free shoulder mobility.
Michael Gross, PhD, PT, FAPTA
Some things you'll learn in this session...
- Etiology of common shoulder complex pathologies and identify possible anatomic/etiologic factors.
- Which tests should be used to identify complex shoulder pathologies and how to apply them.
- Determine which clients are appropriate candidates for conservative interventions vs surgery.
- Make appropriate referrals based on clinical assessments.
- Utilize effective mobilization techniques for a variety of shoulder conditions.
- Devise an appropriate treatment plan and enable effective client intervention based on clinical findings.
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When you sign up today, you'll also receive a
Effective Examination of the Shoulder Complex: New Advances
- Taught by Joe Mullins, MEd, LAT, ATC, ACI
This 6-hour bonus focuses on even more diagnostic tests and treating the client as a whole vs a joint. As a clinician, you’ll gain the ability to address present and potential predisposing factors. Find out how to specifically identify what’s important to rehabilitate, and how to navigate managed care for the client, provider, and payer.
Learn More About Joe MullinsJoe Mullins, MEd, 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 and Conditioning, Inc., a rehabilitation consulting company that specializes in baseball pitching, performance, and treatment of the overhead athlete. Mr. Mullins specializes in functional orthopedic evaluations, movement analysis, and program design based upon regional interdependence. Due to his many years of treating the orthopedic shoulder and his ability to maximize shoulder performance, Mr. Mullins is sought after by professional and amateur athletes and the physically active to assist in their recovery of function.
Additionally, he holds a management position at Randolph Hospital, overseeing athletic training outreach services. Mr. Mullins has taught courses in the Masters Athletic Training Program and the Department of Kinesiology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. 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, NC.
Topics & Take Aways
- Faulty scapulohumeral rhythm/scapular dyskinesis
- Core stability/training—for all client populations
- Hypo-mobile pathology
- How to treat the shoulder that has plateaued in range of motion
- Working with glenohumeral instabilities
- Relieving posterior shoulder tightness
- Medical management for Osteoarthritis
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Learn About Michael Gross, PhD, PT, FAPTA
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.
What Your Colleagues Are Saying
"I've really learned to appreciate great speakers, and Mr. Gross is one of them. He kept my interest going the entire class. I am extremely impressed with his knowledge of biomechanics, and feel I've learned some very valuable things to take with me to the clinic."
– Lisa Fabian
"I liked Michael's sense of humor and relaxed attitude of teaching. It helped me remember the complexity of the body's tissues and how I can positively influence my client's healing process."
– Michelle Johnson
"Really enjoyed the lab portion to reinforce techniques learned during lecture portion. Great insight into clinical implications of pathologies and client discussions."
– Heather McLaughlin