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DR ROBERT DONATELLI: Rotation Before Elevation in Stiff and Painful Shoulders

Therapy Network Seminars

Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy / Athletic Training
Contact Hours:   1.5
Registration Fee:   $52

Describe the mechanics of the shoulder that promotes rotation as the major function of the shoulder. Understand that evaluation of the shoulder using rotational movements in different planes will assist the therapist in developing a differential soft tissue diagnosis. Describe the interrelationship of soft tissue structures in the shoulder that create functional movements that involve rotation. Design and develop a rehabilitation program for the stiff and painful shoulder that promotes restoring rotation. Understand the therapeutic effect of low load prolonged stretch, stress relaxation, and mobilization to the periarticular structures of the shoulder Explain why rotational strengthening exercises are the most important functional exercises for the shoulder.

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One of the most important functional movements of the shoulder is active elevation. Restoring elevation in a time-efficient manner remains a challenging problem. The rehabilitation specialist needs to be a detective and figure out why a joint is not moving and/or what is causing the pain. Shoulder elevation is one of the most complicated movements in the body. The treatment of a stiff and painful should not reproduce the pain that the patient has come to physical therapy to get rid of. If we analyze the shoulder motions, it is made up of moving parts all responsible for the functional movement patterns that the joint allows. There are three major moving parts of the shoulder, the scapula, humerus, and the clavicle, making up three moving joints. The glenohumeral (G-H) and the acromio-clavicular (AC) are synovial joints, where as the scapulo-thoracic (ST) is a sesamoid bone floating around the ribs. We believe that restoring rotation of the glenohumeral joint, acromio-clavicular and scapula thoracic articulation before elevation is the safest and most efficient methods of treating patients with stiff and painful shoulders.

Dates and Locations
Register Address:   Home-study
Dates:   01-01-2050 - 01-01-2050, 12:00AM 12:00AM