Treatment of the Shoulder and Knee - Charlotte, NC (January 12-13, 2018)

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15 hours

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Presented by: Kevin Wilk

Date: January 12 - 13, 2018

Location: Charlotte, NC (Hilton Charlotte City Center)

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Regular Price: $499.00

Special Price $449.00


What they don’t teach you in school: NEW EDITION

2-Day Course (50% Lab, 50% hands-on)

This course addresses one of the most critical opportunities that you face as a clinician.

According to information from the National Center for Health Statistics, each year more than 12 million visits are made to physician offices for knee problems and more than 7.5 million for shoulder problems of which 4.1 million were for rotator cuff problems. In 2015, approximately $5 billion was spent on 250,000 ACL injuries alone.

This Shoulder and Knee course is designed to present the most recent and relevant, state of the art information for the treatment of the most unusual and challenging problems of the shoulder and knee joint, things you must know to offer complete, comprehensive treatment options for you patients.

The course provides an evidence-based approach to treatment discussing the latest research and more than 600 actual case studies delivered through lecture, demonstration videos, hands-on laboratory sessions, and open discussions.

Attendees will have the opportunity to master new and effective evaluation and treatment techniques and implement them immediately into your practice as you learn from the best.

You will also receive 15 hours of approved CE.

"Even if you have gone to one of my courses before – you should still come to this one – It’s a different course & it’s going to be great! The Return to Play Testing will be interesting & fun!

I am very proud to offer this course to you – I think you will learn, laugh, & enjoy it."

-Kevin Wilk

About Kevin Wilk, PT, DPT:
Kevin E. Wilk served as President of the Sports Section of the APTA from 2007 to 2010 and has trained more than 4,000 professionals through hands-on seminars and spoken to tens of thousands at more than 750 events worldwide.

For the past 30 years, Dr. Wilk has been an active physical therapist, researcher, and educator. Kevin is currently Associate Clinical Director for Champion Sports Medicine (a Physiotherapy Facility) in Birmingham, AL.

In addition, he is the Director of Rehabilitative Research at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham and is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy Program at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. Kevin is also the Rehabilitation Consultant for the Tampa Bay Rays Baseball Team.  Dr. Wilk received his physical therapy from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, IL and his DPT from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of HealthCare Professions in Boston, MA.

Kevin Wilk's Current Biography - CV
Shoulder Joint - Bibliography
Knee Joint - Bibliography 


Run Time: 2 Days (15 hours)

Attendee: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Athletic Trainers, Occupational Therapists, M.D.’s and Students

CE: 15 Hours


This course is 50% hands-on so come dressed to learn. You will need to bring:

  • Lab clothing:
    • Tank top or halter top to expose the shoulder
    • Shorts to expose the knee
  • A mat (or blanket), a pillow, and a large towel for lab table.  
  • A sense of humor and your brain for some new concepts & thoughts!

Course Evaluation: Yes

Certificate of Completion: Yes

Workbook: Yes

Course Approvals/Certifications: 

  • BOC Approval: Northeast Seminars is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for (15) hours of Category A continuing education. BOC Approved Provider Home Study Course: #P498

Course App:
The course includes the first-of-its-kind cloud-based resource app available on smartphone, tablet, and personal computer featuring: 

  • More than 1,300 Full Color, Full-Screen Slides
  • More than 215 Video’s from the Presentation
  • Full-color Anatomical Drawings for Reference
  • Injury Specific Exercise Routines for Sports
  • Downloadable “Course Notes” – Print and Bring Them to the Course to Mark Up
  • In-Service Outline
  • Ongoing information and Updates to the Course
  • Discounts on Related Equipment and Supplies from Course Sponsors
  • First Opportunity for Future Courses at Discounted Pricing
  • Discounted Access to WPTI online Library 30+ CE Hours


You bring a case study to discuss! 

Day 1:  Shoulder Joint

8:30-9:15am- Hot topics discussion: what’s new in the world of shoulder surgery & rehabilitation. Which Examination Tests are Best for the Shoulder Joint Complex. Case study: Painful Long Head of Biceps Brachii review

9:15-10:00am- Lab: Clinical Examination hands-on. Rehab Following Rotator Cuff Repairs: Immediate motion or delayed motion; which is best

10:00-10:30am- Rehab following superior capsular repair

10:30-11:00am- Is Non-Operative Rehab Effective for Shoulder Impingement: YES & Here’s the Evidence

11:00-11:30am- Lab: Joint mobilizations, stretching

11:30am-12:00pm- SLAP Lesions: Who needs surgery & who can do well with non-op rehab

12:00-12:30pm- Rehabilitation following shoulder stabilization

12:30-1:30pm- Lunch

1:30-2:15pm- The Rehabilitation of the Female Athletes Shoulder. Treatment for Scapular dyskinesis

2:15-3:00pm- Lab: Manual therapy lab (neuromuscular exercises, PNF, activation exercises)

3:00-3:30pm- Rehabilitation following PRP, stem cell injection, and other techniques to enhance healing: What the rehabilitation specialist needs to know

3:30-4:15pm- Hot Topic: Return to Play Criteria: How do we know the patient is ready to return to sports or work

4:15-5:00pm- Unusual Shoulder Case Studies

5:00-5:30pm- Open discussion: Q & A 

Day 2:  Knee Joint

8:30-9:15am- ACL Injuries in female: why so many and can we reduce the incidence

9:15-10:00am- Hot topics discussion: what’s new in the world of knee surgery & rehabilitation

10:00-10:30am- Rehab following ACL surgery: Rehab programs are not all the same

10:30-11:00am- ACL Surgery & Rehab programs for the ALL procedure, BEAR procedure, allografts vs. allografts

11:00-11:45am- PF Rehab: Non-op treatment approaches

11:45-12:30pm- Lab: Proprioception & neuromuscular exercises for the lower extremity. Blood Flow Restriction Training (BFR) – what is it & how it applies

12:30-1:30pm- Lunch

1:30-2:15pm- PF rehab following surgery procedures (MPFL reconstructions, micro fracture surgery)

2:15-2:45pm- The hip knee relationship – exploring the kinetic chain

2:45-3:15pm- Hot Topic:  Return to Play Criteria: How do we know the patient is ready to return to sports or work

3:15-3:45pm- It’s just meniscus surgery – why some patients don’t do well

3:45-4:15pm- Articular cartilage – what to do before a total knee replacement

4:15-4:45pm- Lab: Stretching, ROM, joint mobilizations for the lower extremity

4:45-5:15pm- Intro to dry needling

5:15-5:30pm- Unusual knee case studies

5:30-5:45pm- Open Discussion

    Learning Goals


    Upon successful completion of this seminar, the practitioner will learn how to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomy & biomechanics of the shoulder complex
    • Recognize capsular restrictions of the Glenohumeral joint
    • Perform specific clinical exam special tests, joint assessment techniques & performance tests
    • Design an effective and appropriate evidence-based rehabilitation program for various shoulder dysfunctions:
      • Bankart repairs, Laterjet procedures, superior capsular repair
      • Rotator cuff repair
        • SLAP repairs
        • Motor control deficits
        • Biceps Pain
        • Scapular dyskinesis
        • Adhesive Capsulitis
        • Acromioclavicular joint dysfunction
        • Overhead athlete
        • Specific injuries to the female overhead athlete
    • Analyze specific exercise techniques and evaluate the exercises effectiveness
    • Integrate the information presented and formulate a treatment plan for specific case studies which will be presented. 


    Upon successful completion of this seminar, the practitioner will learn how to:

    • Understand the anatomy and biomechanics of the knee joint
    • Develop an understanding of patellofemoral joint pain & dysfunction & develop a treatment program from an evidence-based approach
    • Demonstrate and organize a functional assessment for specific knee disorders
    • Interpret the information obtained from the clinical examination & functional assessment and develop a treatment plan
    • Design an effective and appropriate rehabilitation program based on current clinical and scientific research for the following knee pathologies:
      • ACL surgery
      • ACL MAD procedure, ALL procedures of the knee
      • Patellofemoral pain & post-operative rehabilitation
      • Tendinopathies
      • Post-operative articular cartilage procedures
      • Knee stiffness & loss of motion
      • Meniscus lesions
      • Specific techniques to improve healing & promote muscle hypertrophy
    • Analyze specific exercise techniques, such as weight-bearing & non-weight-bearing exercises and understand joint kinematics and muscular activity & then be able to develop the treatment plan for the appropriate exercises for the specific patient
    • Integrate the information presented in this course and demonstrate problem-solving skills through the development of treatment plans for specific case studies presented

    Behavioral Objectives

    Day 1:  Shoulder

    Loss of Motion in the Shoulder

    Joint Mobilization & Stretching Techniques

    • Develop a comprehensive rehabilitation program for a patient with a diagnosis of Adhesive Capsulitis, (Frozen shoulder.) 

    Scapulothoracic Joint Assessment identification of Lesions & Treatment

    • Describe the Acronyms TUBS and AMBRI and its clinical relevance when evaluating a patient with a shoulder injury.
    • Articulate the definitions of laxity and instability and why these terms are not synonymous in the assessment of a patient's shoulder.

    Rotator Cuff:  Cuff Repairs

    • Choose 5 advanced strengthening phase exercises for the treatment of a patient after rotator cuff repair.
    • Identify 4 specific risk factors associated with the risk of developing stiffness in a patient following a rotator cuff repair.
    • Using evidence-based data, explain 2 rationales of an individualized, gradual, progressive rehab program for a patient recovering from a RC repair.
    • Design a treatment program using 5 types of exercises in the rehabilitation program for a patient with congenital shoulder instability. 

    Day 2:  Knee

    Patellofemoral Pain & Dysfunction:

    Proprioception & Neuromuscular Control Exercises for the LE

    • Explain how an ACL tear is not an isolated injury by expressing 3 associates side effects in the post-operative ACL patient.
    • Choose 3 static drills for a patient who is in post-operative ACl repair recovery.
    • Choose 3 dynamic proprioceptive drills for a patient who is in post-operative ACl repair recovery. 

    Evidence Based Exercises:

    10 Keys to Treatment the Post-Operative ACl Patient

    • Identify 4 surgical factors that can potentially affect rehabilitation outcomes in the post-operative ACL patient.
    • Explain 2 differences associates with the arthrofibrosis versus a loss of motion in the post-operative ACL patient.
    • Describe 4, treatment interventions specific to increasing knee extension ROM in the post-operative ACL patient exhibiting loss of motion.
    • Choose 4, treatment clinical guidelines you would follow pre-operatively to reduce post-operative stiffness in patient who is ACL deficient.

    Articular Cartilage & Meniscus Injury

    • Identify 5 characteristics that qualify a patient for the restorative, surgical intervention of an articular cartilage defect.

    Additional Information

    Instructor(s) Kevin Wilk
    Continuing Education State(s) Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin



    Register by early-bird deadline of 12/12/2017 and SAVE $50.00 (Full Price $499.00)

    January 12-13, 2018 - (Friday and Saturday)

    Registration 7:30am, Class 8:00am - 5:00pm (both days)
    Hours:  15 hours of CE


    Hilton Charlotte Center City
    222 East Third St
    Charlotte, NC,  28202
    Phone: 704-377-1500

    Additional Info
    • Seminar includes coffee breaks and handouts. Lunch is not included.
    • Course related products (if any) will be available at the course, however, in a limited quantity.
    • Certificates of Attendance will be given to all participants and may be used for those who need C.E.U. verification and credits.
    • Participants will be required to sign a Release of Liability prior to the commencement of this seminar.
    • Northeast Seminars is recognized by the NATA Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers.
    • Location, Instructor, Dates and Cost of seminar are subject to change.
    • For group rate accommodations, please call hotel directly and be sure to mention Northeast Seminars. A limited number of rooms are reserved for participants, when available, on a first-come, first-served basis. Within 30 days of the course, rooms and/or rates may no longer be available. If course is to be held at a facility, Northeast only provides suggested hotels nearby for room accommodations.

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