This new edition of the shoulder application to elevation and pain free treatment was developed from evidence based research and clinical findings. New ideas and techniques have been incorporated into the course content. Understanding the difference between a linear joint and a joint that has force couples is critical as defined and emphasized throughout the presentation. Clinical tests should address rotation in 7 positions to determine the soft tissue deficits.  This presentation will outline a thorough evaluation of the shoulder complex and the design of a rehabilitation program for the stiff and painful shoulder utilizing pain free treatment methods.

Level of Instruction:  Intermediate

Course Objectives

  • Describe normal mechanics of the shoulder and their application to evaluation and treatment.
  • Perform 7 rotation tests of the shoulder to determine the soft tissue dysfunction.
  • Design and develop a rehabilitation program for the stiff and painful shoulder.
  • Identify the etiology of shoulder pain or impingement.

Course Agenda

  • Understanding shoulder mechanics
  • Evaluation - 7 rotation tests
  • Q/A Session
  • Rotator cuff the major function
  • Scapula strengthening
  • Q/A Session


  • Dr. Robert Donatelli, PT, PhD, OCS

Dr. Donatelli is a clinician, researcher, author, and educator and considered one of the leading experts in the treatment and prevention of upper and lower extremity injuries in the world.   Dr. Donatelli has an extensive list of accomplishments and titles within his profession, including national director of Sports Rehabilitation Physiotherapy Associates; personal physical therapist for Andy Roddick, ATP tour; physical therapist for the PGA Tour; consultant for the Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers; and clinic director of an outpatient facility providing sports and orthopedic rehabilitation. Dr. Donatelli has rehabilitated numerous professional athletes and was the physical therapist for the Champions Tour of Tennis, which included tennis legends Jimmy Conners and John McEnroe. He is the editor of Physical Therapy of the Shoulder 4th Edition, Orthopedic Physical Therapy 3rd Edition, and Sports Specific Rehabilitation. Dr. Donatelli has taught orthopedic topics throughout the United States, and in Canada, England, Romania, Australia, Sweden, China, and more.


Contact Hours: 1.5

Price: $49


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