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Evaluation and Treatment of Adhesive Capsulitis: A Paradigm Shift

Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy
Contact Hours:   1
Registration Fee:   $30.00

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional on on evaluating and treating adhesive capsulitis. Professional Objectives:At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to: Cite two evidence based criteria that fulfill the clinical definition of adhesive capsulitis Cite two evidence based pathoanatomical features for each stage of adhesive capsulitis Recall three evidence based risk factors for adhesive capsulitis List three evidence based sub classifications of adhesive capsulitis and provide one characteristic feature for each type Enumerate two best practice treatment guidelines for each sub classification of adhesive capsulitis Criteria for Completion:A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.

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Adhesive capsulitis is one of the most challenging shoulder disorders encountered by rehabilitation clinicians. The differential diagnosis of adhesive capsulitis vs. shoulder stiffness is important to designing a proper rehabilitation program, establishing an accurate prognosis and in delivering efficient interventions. There has been a recent paradigm shift in the proper rehabilitation for patients with adhesive capsulitis that is based on a customized approach. The focus of this course is on this new evidence-based paradigm. Earn the confidence of patients and referral sources by understanding the current evidence-based treatment techniques and avoiding frustration and miscommunication that can result from following a traditional approach. What is the precise amount of force that should be delivered with manual techniques in order to maximize outcome and minimize overloading the tissues? This is a critical question that this course will answer. Video presentations of effective clinician and patient-directed effective soft tissue and joint mobilizations/ stretches will provide the rehabilitation specialist with additional tools to optimize outcome with these challenging patients. This Seminar-on-Demand is 1 contact hour in length (check your state?s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).

Dates and Locations
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Dates:   01-01-2050 - 01-01-2050