Effective Shoulder Examination and Treatment

About the Course: 
There are numerous shoulder courses out there in the world of continuing education. The majority of these courses focus on the medical model diagnosis and condition-specific. This approach does not take in consideration the growing evidence that a MULTI MODEL APPROACH which combines MANUAL THERAPY AND CORRECTIVE EXERCISE is the MOST EFFECTIVE method in addressing shoulder pain and dysfunction. By following the MULTI MODEL APPROACH the clinician can more efficiently address a patient’s impairments in a manner that expedites the rehabilitation process. This method of shoulder rehab is also more effective in today’s healthcare environment where overall costs and utilization of services are constantly being measured. By participating in this course, the learner will gain evidence-based knowledge on cutting-edge MANUAL THERAPY TECHNIQUES that can be used the very next day in practice! This course is LOADED WITH LAB MANUAL THERAPY VIDEOS as well as gaining the knowledge of the latest evidence-based research on ADHESIVE CAPSULITIS, ROTATOR CUFF SURGERY, AND SHOULDER ARTHROPLASTY! 

Course Objectives: 
 At the end of this course the participant will be able to: 
  • Identify factors of an outcome. 
  • Recognize regional interdependence.
  • Recognize Janda approach. 
  • Identify the fundamentals of rotator cuff and scapular function. 
  • Identify multi-model shoulder mobilization. 
  • Identify thoracic mobilization. 
  • Identify biomechanics of arm elevation. 
  • Recognize shoulder impingement research. 
  • Identify core and shoulder function.  
  • Recognize traditional/reverse shoulder replacement. 
  • Identify rehab implications. 
About the Instructor: 
Dr. John W. O’Halloran, is a licensed Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer with 30 years of experience in the field of rehabilitation. He is a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association. He earned his post-professional Doctor of Physical Therapy from Temple University. Dr. O’Halloran is the sole owner of O’Halloran Rehabilitation a division of O’Halloran Consulting, LLC. Dr. O’Halloran has also served as director of physical therapy/sports medicine at Southeastern Orthopedics in Greensboro, North Carolina as well as co-owner of GOSMC Properties, LLC. Dr. O’Halloran is also a former orthopedic instructor at the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Guilford Technical Community College in Greensboro, North Carolina. In 1999, he became credentialed with the McKenzie Institute in the mechanical diagnosis and treatment of the spine. Dr. O’Halloran is also a certified functional capacity evaluator in the Blankenship Method. His unique evaluation and treatment skills make him a sought after clinical instructor for physical therapy and athletic training topics. He has spoken both locally and internationally on topics such as sports specific rehabilitation of the shoulder, spine rehabilitation and treatment of foot and ankle injuries. Dr. O’Halloran has studied orthopedic and sports therapy abroad in Australia and New Zealand. His post-graduate work has included manipulative therapy. His wide range of clinical experience and continued desire to further his education combined with advanced post graduate training allows him to provide his patients the most evidenced based rehabilitation and treat complex musculoskeletal conditions. John was awarded the 2014 recipient of the chapter's Excellence in Clinical Practice Award by the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association, He also was awarded the North Carolina Elon University Clinical Instructor of the year for 2015.

This course is a video, on-demand course.