This webinar will provide the rehabilitation specialist with an overview of current research in the area of glenohumeral instability evaluation and treatment strategies for both the non-operative and surgically managed patient.  The importance of the assessment and treatment of scapular dyskinesis in the setting of glenohumeral instability will be highlighted and addressed along with standard methods of evaluating shoulder instability.  Clinical research coupled with clinical experience will be combined to provide a logical progression from evaluation to patient management for each direction of glenohumeral instability (anterior, posterior and multi-directional).  Participants in this webinar will receive practical suggestions for the management of this challenging patient population.  Expectations for recovery and return to sport criteria will be addressed.

Level of Instruction:  Intermediate


Course Objectives

  • Describe the clinical examination for each glenohumeral directional instability (anterior, posterior and multi-directional) based on clinical research and experience
  • Review conservative rehab management of shoulder instability: multidirectional, anterior, posterior
  • Describe the role of the scapula in shoulder stability and methods of assessing/treating scapula dyskinesis
  • Summarize current research behind common rehab exercises, highlighting which exercises are most effective for the cuff and periscapular musculature
  • Discuss rehab progression as it applies to various types of instability
  • Discuss post-operative progressions for common surgical stabilization procedures

Course Agenda

  • Clinical Examination
  • Conservative Management of multidirectional instability, including scapular assessment
  • Conservative Management of anterior and posterior instability
  • Post-operative Management of stabilization procedures
  • Q/A Session


  • June Kennedy PT, MSPT

June Kennedy, MS,PT is a senior level physical therapist at Duke Sports Medicine Physical Therapy with over 25 years of clinical experience. She specializes in surgical and non-operative care of shoulder patients and is an active member of the American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists, also serving on the research committee of this organization. She reviews rehabilitation based articles for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and lectures to the Duke surgery fellows annually on shoulder rehabilitation for adhesive capsulitis, shoulder instability, and total and reverse shoulder arthroplasty. Additionally June has served on the Review Panel for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons for the development of Appropriate Utilization Criteria for surgical intervention on rotator cuff tears.


Contact Hours: 1.5

Price: $39


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