Shoulder pain is extremely prevalent in the general population, being ranked as the third most common musculoskeletal complaint.  This two-day hands on seminar will present a comprehensive overview of the structural and biomechanical basis of shoulder function and its relationship to the entire upper extremity. Improve your outcomes in the clinic or training room by examining the best evidence-based manual techniques and functional exercises for conservative and post-op management of common shoulder conditions.

Common pathologies, progressive non-operative and post-operative treatment involving impingement, instability, rotator cuff pathologies/tears, adhesive capsulitis, arthroplasties, and thoracic outlet syndrome will be covered with strong reference to their impact on function. Techniques covered will include joint and soft tissue mobilizations, kinetic chain strengthening, taping strategies, plyometric and athletic shoulder exercises and more.

This seminar is designed to be eclectic in its delivery to best suit the needs of the busy clinician. The hands on course content will be grounded in evidence based treatment strategies and supported with pertinent case studies.

You will return to your practice with new, applicable tools to treat a myriad of shoulder problems more effectively and efficiently.

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Course Dates & Locations

  • Dec 5, 2020 – Dec 6, 2020

    2030 S Patrick Dr Ste 3, Melbourne (Indian Harbor Beach), FL 32937

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    First Choice Physical Therapy
    2030 S Patrick Dr Ste 3, Melbourne (Indian Harbor Beach), FL 32937

    Area Hotels

    Radisson Suite Hotel Oceanfront
    3101 N Hwy A1A, Melbourne, FL 32903
    Phone: (321) 773-9260

    Crowne Plaza Melbourne-Oceanfront
    2605 N Hwy A1A, Melbourne, FL 32903
    Phone: (321) 777-4100

    Courtyard by Marriott Melbourne West
    2101 W New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32904
    Phone: (321) 724-6400

    There are not room blocks or discounts at the mentioned hotels. Please contact the hotels directly for best rates.

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  • Jun 12, 2021 – Jun 13, 2021

    5601 Loch Raven Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21239

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    Medstar Good Samaritan Hospital
    5601 Loch Raven Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21239

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    Medstar Good Samaritan Hospital
    5601 Loch Raven Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21239

    Good Health Center
    Conference room A and B

    Enter through the Emergency room and take elevator to the 2nd floor

    Parking outside of main entrance

    Area Accommodations
    Doubletree Inn at the Colonnade
    4 W. University Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21218
    Reservations: 410-235-5400

    Radisson Cross Keys
    5100 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21210
    Reservations: 410-532-6900

    Radisson Plaza Lord Baltimore
    20 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
    Reservations: 410-539-8400

    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels.
    Please visit the hotel chain website for “Best Rates”

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Educational Credit

A certificate of attendance for 15 Contact Hours will be awarded to each participant. All Therapy Network Seminars are pre‐approved for CEUs in the state where the course is conducted when required for PT, OT, ATs & Assistants.

Therapy Network, Inc. (BOC AP#: P2563) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. Our seminars are eligible for a maximum of 15 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.

AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education # 3073 Category 1 Domain of OT. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsements of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA


This is an intermediate level course intended for PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTAs and ATs

NOTE: Nothing in this course is to enable or permit the learner to apply techniques outside of the scope of practice in their individual state and discipline.


  • Identify relevant functional anatomy and biomechanics that directly relates to addressing the most common shoulder complex disorders.
  • Identify current updates on treatment strategies for common shoulder complex diagnoses
  • Demonstrate manual therapy techniques addressing joint and soft tissue limitations that are appropriate for the clinical presentation of each patient.
  • Demonstrate application of general principles of functional exercise, stretching and taping for mobility and stability appropriate for the clinical presentation of each patient.
  • Identify precautions & rehabilitation considerations following common surgical procedures of the shoulder complex.
  • Demonstrate impairment specific functional exercise and manual therapy, properly choosing treatment techniques relative to the specific diagnoses.


  • Day 1

    8:00 Registration and continental breakfast
    8:30 Principles of shoulder anatomy and biomechanics
    -Functional anatomy of the shoulder complex
    - Mobility vs Stability
    -Observation of posture & movement
    10:15 BREAK
    10:30 Updates on common shoulder diagnoses
    - Overuse injury diagnoses
    - Post-surgical diagnoses
    - Degenerative & insidious diagnoses
    12:00 LUNCH (on your own)
    1:00 LAB – Joint mobilization techniques for the shoulder complex
    3:00 BREAK
    3:15 LAB – Soft tissue techniques for the shoulder complex
    5:30 Q/A and Adjourn
  • Day 2

    8:00 Assessment of Pain & Disability
    -Outcome measures
    -Pain-disability-function and fear of movement
    9:00 LAB –Functional exercise for mobility and stability
    10:30 BREAK
    10:45 LAB – Shoulder stretching: When and how to use it
    11:00 Precautions & rehab considerations following common surgical procedures
    12:00 LUNCH - on your own
    1:00 LAB – Impairment specific functional exercise: Impingement, frozen shoulder, hyperlaxity
    2:15 LAB - Functional exercise and taping for the athletic shoulder
    3:15 BREAK
    3:30 Case studies: Updates on frequently treated shoulder conditions:
    -Elderly patient (RTC degeneration), sedentary adult (RTC tear or frozen shoulder), young athlete (labral tear or instability), older athlete (Impingement), work injury (Impingement)
    5:00 Q & A and Adjorn

Cancellation Policy

Registration fee less a $75 administrative charge is refundable if cancellation received 14 days prior to program date. No refunds will be given after that time. Therapy Network, Inc. reserves the right to cancel a seminar and will refund in full the registration fee only. TNI is NOT responsible for registrants nonrefundable airfare, accommodations or fees.