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Innovative Management of the Shoulder Complex: Maximizing Outcomes in Fewer Visits
Saturday, April 02, 2022, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM MDT
Category: PT PAC Event

Innovative Management of the Shoulder Complex: Maximizing Outcomes in Fewer Visits

When: Saturday, April 2, 2022 from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Where: Regis University, Peter Claver Hall - Room 409

Description: This one-day, case-based course is designed to improve your effectiveness in the clinic managing patients with shoulder pain. Participants will learn the most up-to-date evidence regarding differential diagnosis, examination, and intervention techniques. Majority of course time and emphasis will be placed on lab sessions to improve efficiency and outcomes in the clinic on Monday. Participants will learn unique and effective manual therapy and exercise interventions for the upper quarter based on sound clinical reasoning through case based learning and pattern recognition. 
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This course meets Colorado standards for 8 hours of Professional Development Activity.



Hosted by:
Colorado PT-PAC- All proceeds from this event will go to the PT-PAC to help influence legislative issues affecting PTs in Colorado. 

Target audience: PTs, PT students

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

1) Describe functional anatomy of shoulder complex
2) Discuss biomechanics of shoulder complex
3) Perform differential diagnosis of upper quarter symptoms
4) Describe and accurately perform clinical special tests with known diagnostic utility
5) Perform evidenced based interventions for patients with shoulder pain
6) Review pathophysiology, diagnosis, prognosis, and interventions for common shoulder disorders


Course Schedule:

  • 7:30am – 8:00am Registration and Pre Test
  • 8:00am – 9:00am Introduction and Differential Diagnosis of Shoulder Pain
  • 9:00am – 10:00am Subjective Exam: The Foundation for Accurate Diagnosis and Clinical Efficiency
  • 10:00 am – 10:15am BREAK
  • 10:15am – 12:00pm Objective Exam: Case Based Clinical Reasoning and Recognition of Common Clinical Patterns
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm LUNCH (on your own)
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm Manual Therapy Interventions: Thoracic Directed
  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm Manual Therapy Interventions: Shoulder Complex Directed
  • 3:00pm – 3:15pm BREAK
  • 3:15pm – 4:00pm Manual Therapy: Passive to Active Progressions
  • 4:00pm – 5:00pm Using Exercise to Confirm Hypotheses and Treat Clinical Patterns
  • 5:00pm – 5:30pm Q&A and Post Test

APTA CO Members: $225; APTA CO Non-Members: $275; PT Students $100

Contact: [email protected]

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Contact: [email protected]