Physical Therapy Of The Rotator Cuff Status Post Arthroscopic Surgery

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Course Description: 3 Hours (.3 CEUs)

This course is addressing the latest research in regards to the rotator cuff, and helps to provide up to date information addressing post-operative rotator cuff arthroscopic surgery based on the systematic review by the international journal of sport medicine. This presentation can benefit physical therapists, and physical therapy assistants involved in the recovery of patients following rotator cuff arthroscopic surgery. In the presentation, it will include: a review of anatomy, histology, biomechanics, a unique rehabilitation protocol based on assessment of each client’s individual needs authored by expert physicians and physical therapists in the international journal of sports medicine. This protocol addresses return to function, and additionally the gaps in the literature. The benefit of this course is it can provide a fundamental understanding of the post-operative rehabilitation process for the rotator cuff arthroscopic surgery, and can help care providers select the best exercises based on histological progression of a surgical procedure helping to enable patient to return back to optimal functional levels.

Course Outline

Course Outline:
Course Outline
1. Introduction
2. Objectives:
3. Epidemiology and background of rotator cuff surgery.
4. Epidemiology and background of rotator cuff surgery (part II).
5. Anatomy and Biomechanics
6. Anatomy and Biomechanics (Part II)
7. Tendon Healing Potential
8. Inflammatory phase
9. Proliferative Phase
10. Remodeling Phase
11. Evidence for treatment and scientific rationale behind treatment.
12. Recent published protocols
13. Immobilization
14. Immobilization (Part II)
15. Continuous passive motion machines
16. Cryotherapy
17. Joint mobilization
18. Joint exercises and joint healing
19. Rehabilitation phased based approach based on IJSPT Systematic Review
20. Phase I PROM and scapular facilitation phase.
21. Phase I PROM and scapular facilitation phase (part II).
22. Phase II AAROM and AROM phase
23. Phase II AAROM and Strength Phase (part II)
24. Phase III AROM and Strength Phase (part I)
25. Phase III AROM and Strength Phase (part II)
26. Phase III AROM and Strength Phase (part III)
27. Phase IV Advanced strengthening phase (part I)
28. Phase IV Advanced strengthening phase (part II)
29. Phase V return to sport
30. Limitations to research
31. Conclusion
32. Works Cited Page
33. Works cited page (part II).
34. Works cited page (part III).

Course Objectives:

Following completion of this course, the learner will demonstrate:
After completing this course you will have a better understanding of the following:
1. The anatomy and biomechanics of rotator cuff pathology.
2. Histology in order to obtain an evidenced based understanding of the tendon healing phases, including: Inflammatory, Proliferative, and Remodeling Phase.
3. The evidence behind each post- operative treatment method including therapeutic exercise and other evidenced based treatment modalities.
4. The research and where there is a need for future research.

Presenter: Comet Mekonen PT, DPT, OCS, ACSM CPT

Graduated from the University of St. Augustine DPT program in 2014 with 3 years of clinical experience. Garnered the Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Certification in 2017. I have a great deal of passion for orthopedics, teaching, and evidenced based clinical practice. I currently work for Sentara Rockingham Memorial Hospital as a physical therapist performing rehabilitation on orthopedic, neuromuscular, and vestibular patients. My clinical focus is on orthopedics, extremities and spine, and post-operative patients. The presenter has been an instructor in human anatomy as lab teaching assistant at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, and additionally as a clinical instructor having facilitated students at the University of Shenandoah. I have also been invited to present my theory report on lumbar spine pain at the Virginia Physical Therapy Association National Conference en-titled, “Addressing chronic non-specific low back pain by addressing the nervous system primarily is key in regards to helping patients reduce their pain, and requires further specific research.”

Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants
Instructional Level: Beginner/Intermediate
*Handouts available for downloading/printing to all courses.
This course is presented in an online video format with audio lecture for each slide. Approximate length to take the course, including audio lecture, videos and all written material, is 3 hours.

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