This physical therapy online continuing education course is an exciting and engaging tool for individuals or teams to learn how to effectively evaluate orthopedic dysfunction of the shoulder complex.
Franklin, TN (PRWEB) April 22, 2013
The shoulder is one of the most often injured joints in the human body. The rotator cuff can suffer a tear. The shoulder can become dislocated. The shoulder bursae can become inflamed causing a reduction in motion and severe pain. All of these injuries, while very different and having different causes have one thing in common: They all require physical therapy as part of the treatment and recovery regimen.
The Interactive Shoulder Algorithm Course is a PT continuing education course online with a software component delivered on CD for physical therapists, occupational therapists and physical therapy assistants. This physical therapy continuing education course online can also be taken via the CD on a MACOSX or Windows OS desktop computer. The course consists of home study course material on a CD as well as instant online access to the online portion of the course content. Student that complete the Interactive Shoulder Algorithm Course with a passing grade will qualify to receive Continuing Education Units (CEU) credit. The home study portion of the course is 10.5 hours and offers 1.05 CEU in most states. In Illinois it is 12.5 hours.
This physical therapy online continuing education course is an exciting and engaging tool for individuals or teams to learn how to effectively evaluate orthopedic dysfunction of the shoulder complex. Therapists are provided with step by step processes to properly diagnose shoulder complex dysfunction, allowing the therapist to increase their examination efficiency once the course material is mastered.
The course allows clinicians to develop more effective rehab programs due to their greater understanding of the evaluation process as well as the anatomical implications of the tests themselves. Clinicians with previous experience can use the course to attain a master level understanding of the tests involved in shoulder evaluation. Each test segment of the course covers the following and many segments have zoomable images:
- Critical pathways
- Patient positioning
- Clinician positioning
- Clinician hand positions
- Motion direction
- Tissues implicated
- Positive test indications
- Proper amount of force used
Objectives of the Continuing Medical Education Course
The objectives of this online PT and OT continuing medical education course:
- Identify anatomical landmarks of the shoulder complex.
- Describe the tests utilized for orthopedic shoulder assessment and understand the rationale for using each test.
- Understand and recognize “cluster of signs and symptoms” in performance of the clinical examination.
- Determine the most appropriate test to utilize when assessing for specific orthopedic dysfunction of the shoulder complex.
- Identify optimal positioning of the clinician and therapist when assessing varying shoulder pathologies.
- Identify positive test results when performing specific shoulder tests.
- Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the amount of force and direction of movement utilized when performing each test.
- Describe the critical pathways for each test category Increase the efficiency of orthopedic shoulder evaluations.
- Develop effective rehabilitation programs by having an understanding of efficient testing procedures to rule out specific orthopedic dysfunction.
Shoulder Evaluation Tests Covered by the Course
There are twenty nine shoulder evaluation tests covered by this online shoulder course, including:
- Multidirectional Instability -Sulcus Sign at 0 Degrees, Sulcus Sign at 90 degrees
- Anterior Instability - Anterior Load and Shift
- Posterior Instability - Posterior Load and Shift
- Slap Lesions - Compression Rotation Test, Anterior Slide Test, Posterior Slide Test
- Long Head of the Biceps -Speed’s Test, O’Brien’s Test
- Long Head of the Biceps - Yergason Test
- AC Joint - Anterior/Posterior AC Shear Test
- Rotator Cuff Impingement - Neer Test, Hawkin’s-Kennedy Test, Coracoid Impingement Test, Cross-over impingement Test
- Rotator Cuff Tear - External Rotation Lag Sign Part 1 Test, External Rotation Lag Sign Part 2 Test, 90 degrees/90 degrees
- Drop Lag Sign Part 1 - 90 degrees/90 degrees
- Drop Lag Sign Part 2 - Internal Rotation Lag Sign Test
- Anterior Macroinstability - Apprehension Sign Test
- Anterior Microinstability - Jobe Subluxation/ Relocation Test with Anterior Pain
- Internal Impingement Syndrome - Jobe Subluxation/Relocation Test with Posterior Pain
- Posterior Instability - Posterior Glide at 90 degrees flexion with internal rotation Test, Jerk Sign Test, Posterior glide at 90 degrees abduction with neutral rotation Test
- Bankhart Lesions- Clunk 1 Test, Clunk 2 Test, Crank Test
This online shoulder evaluation course is pre-approved for Physical therapy continuing education in the following states:
Approved online continuing education for PT and PTA
California, Illinois (12 hours), Ohio, Kentucky, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New York.
This course meets the continuing education requirements for physical therapists in the States of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Indiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.
Approved online continuing education for Occupational Therapists
North American Seminars, Inc. is an AOTA provider for continuing education, provider #4487. The AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products or clinical procedures. The Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Virginia occupational therapy regulatory boards accept courses presented by AOTA providers to meet the needs of OT continuing educational requirements.
This e-learning program supports team of therapists that wish to learn to evaluate the shoulder complex. Call North American Seminars for a group program at 1-800-300-5512
For more information visit http://www.healthclick.com. North American Seminars supports Responsible CME. Live hands on training supplemented by online and software based courses provides an exceptional learning experience. Online training is not a replacement for a live course. For a comprehensive list of live shoulder courses visit http://www.healthclick.com.