Rehabilitation of Adhesive Capsulitis

About the Course
Adhesive capsulitis is one of the most challenging shoulder disorders encountered by rehabilitation specialist. The traditional rehabilitation approach has universally emphasized aggressive stretching / passive range of motion and joint mobilizations. As with lower back pain, a classification-based approach has been proposed to help clinicians design a proper rehabilitation program, establish an accurate prognosis, and deliver optimal interventions through an individualized approach. This evidence-based approach represents a relatively recent paradigm shift in the treatment of adhesive capsulitis. This course, Rehabilitation of Adhesive Capsulitis, discusses the pathophysiology, risk factors, and the clinical versus medical diagnosis of adhesive capsulitis. Video-based manual therapy techniques, including joint mobilizations and soft tissue mobilizations, with specific indications are presented. The level of evidence for interventions including joint mobilizations, stretches, therapeutic exercise, cortisone injections, modalities, and patient education are reviewed. Finally, self-management strategies are provided to complement rehabilitation interventions.

Learning Outcomes
  • Identify 2 evidence base criteria that fulfill the clinical definition of adhesive capsulitis
  • Select 2 evidence-based pathoanatomical features for each stage of adhesive capsulitis
  • Recognize evidence-based 3 risk factors for adhesive capsulitis
  • Select 3 evidence-based sub-classifications of adhesive capsulitis and provide 1 characteristic feature for each type
  • Identify 2 best practice treatment guidelines for each sub-classification of adhesive capsulitis
About the Author
Bob has 25 years of clinical experience in orthopedic and sports physical therapy. He is currently the director of the Human Performance Optimization team for the 103rd rescue squadron in Westhampton, NY. His prior experience includes working in hospital-based and outpatient private practice facilities. He has extensive experience in the treatment of patients with orthopedic and sports-related conditions. including recreational, elite and professional athletes. He previously worked at the renowned Andrews Institute, where he worked under Dr. James Andrews. Bob received his transitional doctorate degree in physical therapy from Arcadia University, a master’s degree in physical therapy from Long Island University, and a master’s degree in Ergonomics and Biomechanics from New York University. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in health science from Cortland University.

Bob is an NSCA-certified strength and conditioning specialist (C.S.C.S) and an APTA Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (O.C.S). He is certified in the Functional Movement Screen (F.M.S) and the Selective Functional Movement Screes (S.F.M.A) and in manual therapy (M.T.C.) through Evidence in Motion.

How to Receive Credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 70% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.
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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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