This course is designed to present an anatomical and biomechanical basis for rehabilitation of the shoulder and the elbow. Normal anatomy and biomechanics form the basis for understanding the pathomechanics of musculoskeletal dysfunction of the shoulder and elbow. Integration of both joints for normal function will be reviewed. Treatment planning will include consideration of joint arthrology and accessory movements, exercise strategies, functional retraining and incorporation of physical agents and splinting/bracing.

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    Educational Credit

    A certificate of attendance for 15 Contact Hourswill 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, ATC & Assistants.

    BOC Board of Certification, Inc. Approved Provider # P‐2563

    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 functional anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder and elbow.
    • Identify treatment strategies that are based on a full understanding of traumatic conditions of the elbow.
    • Identify splinting and bracing strategies to improve treatment outcomes.
    • Demonstrat clinical examination skills of the shoulder and elbow.
    • Demonstrate exercise strategies to address soft tissue dysfunction of the shoulder.
    • Identify physical agents that maximize functional outcomes.
    • Demonstrate physical assessment and treatment skills through laboratory practice session.


    • Day 1

      8:30 Shoulder Anatomy and Biomechanics
      8:45 Sub-Acromial Syndromes:
      -Attritional rotator cuff pathology
      -Impingement syndromes.
      9:30 Break
      9:45 Labral Pathology/Biceps tendon dysfunction.
      10:30 Laboratory Session #1
      -Physical examination of the shoulder:
      -Differential assessment skills
      12:00 Lunch (on your own)
      1:00 Rotator Cuff: Post Surgical Strategies
      1:30 Adhesive Capsulitis Pathological patterns & mobilization strategies.
      2:00 Shoulder Instability
      2:30 Break
      2:45 Laboratory Session #2
      -Mobilization of the stiff shoulder.
      3:45 Laboratory Session #3
      Exercise Prescription & Physical Agent Treatment Planning.
      5:30 Adjourn.
    • Day 2

      8:00 Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Elbow/Forearm.
      8:45 Elbow trauma: Fracture patterns & exercise prescription.
      9:45 Break
      10:00 Ligament pathology of the elbow.
      10:45 Laboratory Session #1
      -Examination of the Elbow
      -Mobilization/exercise prescription.
      12:00 Lunch (on your own)
      1:00 Epicondylitis/Tendinosis of the elbow.
      1:45 Neurological Dysfunction of the elbow:
      2:30 Break
      2:45 Laboratory session #2
      -Soft tissue Mobilization.
      -Neural Mobilization strategies.
      5:00 Q & A. Discussion and Adjourn.

    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.