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Clinical Reasoning to the Shoulder Girdle Complex: An In-Depth Approach to Evaluation and Treatment

Program Date & Time:
August 17, 2024 | Day 1 8:30am-5:00pm Day 2 8:00am-12:00pm
  • In-person
Registration Fee:
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Additional Details
Instructional Hours:
Registration Deadline:
8/16/24 11:59 PM
Cancellation Deadline:
8/16/24 11:59 PM
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This is a 2-day course. Saturday, 8:30-5:00 Sunday 8:00-12:00. The shoulder complex (clavicle, humerus, scapula) is interconnected with the cervical and thoracic spine and rib cage making movement efficiency interdependent on each region. Understanding of each system and the neuromuscular links between them is essential for successful treatment of the shoulder. This course will cover anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder girdle complex including the upper thoracic spine, rib cage, scapula, and glenohumeral joint in detail, a framework for assessing the kinetic chain in a simple flow, and establishing of clinical reasoning to the findings. Treatment consisting of manual therapy and specific exercise prescription will be provided.

At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomy, biomechanics, and efficient movement of the shoulder girdle complex.
  • Perform a correct thorough upper quadrant evaluation, reason through findings, and recognize the pathomechanics to various shoulder pathologies.
  • Utilize manual therapy techniques to perform 1st rib, scapula, associated soft tissue, and glenohumeral mobilizations as well as have clinical rationale for doing each technique.
  • Explain the science behind inhibition and be able to apply neuromuscular principles to improve muscle facilitation.
  • Design an effective home exercise program to ensure lasting improvements.
Pee Dee AHEC’s conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials. Speakers have signed a vested interest form declaring any conflict of interest in education activities. Please see individual activities for any conflicts of interest. Provisions of these educational activities by Pee Dee AHEC does not imply endorsement by Pee Dee AHEC, SCNA or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with activities.
Credits Available
  • Physical Therapist Assistant/Physical Therapist
    South Carolina Chapter of APTA
    Credit Statement
    This program has been approved for 10.50 contact hours of continuing education by South Carolina AHEC under its accreditation by the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Board of Examiners for Physical Therapy. Approved Number: CEUL132029 for 1.05 credits from 02/13/2024-2/12/2025.
  • Occupational Therapist/Certified Occupational Therapist Asssistant
    South Carolina Occupational Therapist Association
    Credit Statement
    This course has been approved by the South Carolina Occupational Therapist Association (SCOTA) for 11 contact hours.
  • Athletic Trainers
    Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers
    Credit Statement
    Pee Dee AHEC/Mcleod Regional Medical Center  (BOC AP#: P3731) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers (ATs). This program is eligible for a maximum of (10.5) Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
  • All other participants
    Area Health Education Consortium
    Credit Statement
    This program provides .105 CEUs by Pee Dee AHEC and meets South Carolina AHEC Best Practice Standards.
Locations/Participation Options
  • Location:
    Florence , SC Details

If you have questions about the credits, location/video conference information, or any other details specific to this particular program, please reach out to the contact(s) below:

  • Name:
    Kimberly Morris
  • Name:
    Nita Jackson
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