Successful evaluation and treatment of the shoulder complex entails an accurate understanding of its normal and abnormal anatomy, pathomechanics and biomechanics. Treatment of the shoulder can be complex and confusing based upon the multitude of approaches that exist.  By utilizing a systematic approach, therapists and athletic trainers may focus on a problem-solving basis to accurately and successfully evaluate patients with a variety of shoulder conditions. Included in this two-day workshop is an overview of the most common orthopedic conditions in which therapeutic intervention is indicated, evaluation and treatment schemes to promote successful outcomes and significant lab time. Attendees will further their development involving effective evaluation and treatment (surgical as well as non-surgical); including differential diagnosis, manual therapy, exercise prescription and evidence supported treatment techniques for the shoulder proper.


This is an intermediate level course.

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Course Dates & Locations

  • May 18, 2024 – May 19, 2024

    2701 North Decatur Road, ATLANTA (Decatur), GA 30033

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    Emory Decatur Hospital
    2701 North Decatur Road, ATLANTA (Decatur), GA 30033

    Course Location
    Emory Decatur Hospital
    2701 North Decatur Road
    Decatur, GA 30033

    Ground floor of the main hospital
    Keeton Auditorium
    Located off of the A elevators.

    Parking will be validated for each day.
    Participants are to park in the main visitor parking deck.
    Area Accommodations
     Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites
    2183 North Decatur Road
    Decatur, GA
    (2 miles away)
    Courtyard by Marriott
    1236 Executive Park Drive NE
    Atlanta, GA
    (4 miles away)
    Doubletree Hotel
    2061 North Druid Hills Road
    Atlanta, GA
    (4.2 miles away)
    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 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, 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 course is 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 evidence supported treatment techniques used in shoulder rehabilitation
  • Perform modified examination techniques and “special test” based upon history, screening and stage of the condition e.g. acute vs chronic
  • Perform modified examination techniques and “special test” based upon history, screening and stage of the condition e.g. acute vs chronic
  • Perform basic and advanced mobilization and other manual therapy techniques to help facilitate normal recovery.
  • Demonstrate appropriate exercise prescription and dosing based on the stage of the condition and the recovery process.

Participants Comments

  • “Best course I have been to in a long, long time”
  • “Excellent - with good application to all populations”
  • “Excellent Speaker! - easy to follow for all levels and respectful to all disciplines”
  • “Awesome! - I really got a lot out of this course.”
  • “ I appreciated the down-to-earth style & the objective approach. It really helped me re-focus on
    my Tx rational”


  • Day 1

    8:00 Continental Breakfast and Registration
    8:30 Functional Shoulder Complex Anatomy
    10:15 BREAK
    10:30 Functional Shoulder Complex Biomechanics
    11:00 Orthopedic Shoulder Complex Evaluation and Demonstration
    12:00 LUNCH (ON YOUR OWN)
    1:00 Evaluation Practice Lab
    1:45 Joint Mobilization of the Shoulder Complex (Basic and Advanced Techniques) Lab
    2:30 Joint Mobilization Lab
    - Small group work
    3:15 BREAK
    3:30 Common Pathologies of the Shoulder Complex and their management
    - Impingement Syndrome
    - Rotator Cuff Dysfunction
    5:30 Adjourn
  • Day 2

    8:00 Common Pathologies Cont.
    - Glenohumeral Hypermobility/”Instability”
    - Labral Injuries
    - Adhesive Capsulitis and Loss of ROM
    10:00 BREAK
    10:15 Continuation of Shoulder Complex Conditions
    - Arthroplasty (Total, Hemi and Reverse)
    - Biceps Injuries
    - Fractures
    12:00 LUNCH (ON YOUR OWN)
    1:00 Evidence Based Concepts of Rehabilitation Treatment
    1:30 Advanced Manual Therapy Techniques
    - Lab Practice Time (small group practice)
    2:30 BREAK
    2:45 Therapy Techniques Continued
    4:00 Exercise Prescription
    5:00 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.