Examination and Interventions of the Shoulder Girdle


410 E. 8th Street
UT Chattanooga, Mapp Building
Chattanooga , TN
United States
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Examination and Interventions of the Shoulder Girdle

Course Description:  This seven-hour course aims to present the occupational therapist with the most up-to-date knowledge related to shoulder joint anatomy, biomechanics, and examination along with treatment strategies related to common shoulder conditions from a conservative and post-operative perspective.  This course will include a cadaver experience to review the shoulder girdle along with hands on practice related to the shoulder examination.

Learning Objectives:  After completion of the course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Discuss the anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder girdle.
  2. Perform the primary elements of a shoulder examination to include special tests for specific shoulder pathologies.
  3. Identify the common signs and symptoms of rotator cuff disease, labral pathologies, adhesive capsulitis, and osteoarthritis.
  4. Design evidence based intervention strategies for common shoulder girdle impairments.
  5. Discuss post-surgical management for patients following subacromial decompression, rotator cuff repair, labral repair, total shoulder replacement, and capsular release.

Topical Outline

7:30 am Registration

8:00-9:30 am  Shoulder Anatomy and Biomechanics (Lecture/Cadaver Lab)

9:30-10:00 am  Shoulder Exam (Lecture)

10:00 –11:00 am Shoulder Exam (Lab)

11:00 –12:00 pm Common Shoulder Conditions (Lecture)

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch provided

1:00 – 2:00 pm Evidenced Based Interventions (Lecture)

2:00-3:00 pm   Post-surgical Management (Lecture)

3:00-3:30 pm Q & A

3:30-4:00 pm  Post-Test and Evaluation

Speaker: Jeremiah Tate, PT, PhD is an assistant professor within the Physical Therapy Department at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He holds a B.S. in Physical Therapy (1999) from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, a Master’s in Human Movement Science (2005) from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Ph.D. in Exercise Science and Biomechanics (2010) from The University of Tennessee at Knoxville. His teaching responsibilities include gross anatomy, evaluation and treatment of upper extremity and spine musculoskeletal conditions, and movement disorders. His research interests focus on gait retraining, ACL injury prevention, lower extremity biomechanics, and limb length inequality. He currently practices outpatient physical therapy at the UTC Student Health Physical Therapy clinic.

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