Rehabilitation of Non-Surgical SLAP Disorders, 4/10/2024

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About the Course:
The aim of this course is to present current pathophysiological models, differential diagnosis and an impairment-based approach to rehabilitation that is based on the best available evidence.  

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Recognize normal and abnormal anatomy of the superior labrum of the shoulder.
  • Identify the 4 major types of SLAP tears, based on Snyder classification.
  • Recognize the relationship between posterior shoulder capsule tightness and scapula dyskinesis.
  • Recognize the relationship between posterior impingement and posterior glenohumeral capsule tightness.
  • Identify the “peel back” mechanism as a cause of SLAP tears in the overhead athlete.
  • Select the most evidence -based tests for assessing scapula dyskinesis.
  • Identify the most evidence-based clinical test /test cluster for SLAP tears.
  • Identify evidence-based tests for identifying disorders of the proximal biceps.
  • Identify 2 exercises that elicit high EMG levels of the lower trapezius muscle.
  • Identify 3 stretches for the posterior glenohumeral capsule.


About the Author: 
Robert McCabe 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.     He has advance training and coursework in Graston instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilizations, EXOS performance training, Active Release Therapy and the McKenzie Method to Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT). He has ten years of experience in teaching live seminars/webinars for several professional education companies.    Bob has published research studies in peer-reviewed journals and has presented at national conferences.

How to Receive Credit  

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