Kevin E. Wilk, DPT, PT, FAPTA
Intermediate to Advanced
This presentation will discuss rehabilitation following rotator cuff repair with special emphasis on why one rehab program doesn't fill all patients. There are many variables regarding rotator cuff repairs that need to be considered, including the size of the tear, the tissue quality, the type of surgery performed, and patient variables. As a result, physical therapists need multiple rehab programs that adjust to their patients needs based on these variables.
Run Time: 1 hour
Attendee: Physical Therapists, PTA's, Students, Athletic Trainers
Required Equipment: Personal Computer, Tablet, or Smartphone with access to Broadband Internet (<1.4 mbps)
Examination: 4-question test. Passing grade of 70% or higher required for certificate
Course Evaluation: Yes
Certificate of Completion: Yes
- 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 (1) hour of Category A continuing education. BOC Approved Provider Home Study Course: #P498
Video: Rehabilitation Following Rotator Cuff Repair
Certificate of Completion
Upon completion of this class, you should be able to:
- List and summarize the variables involved in rehab for rotator cuff repair patients
- Develop individualized rotator cuff rehabilitation programs that address these variables
Upon completion of this class, the participant will be able to:
- Identify 4 specific risk factors associated with the risk of developing stiffness in a patient following a rotator cuff repair.
- Apply 1 manual treatment technique/strategy to prevent the deltoid from causing a superior migration of the humeral head in a patient following RC repair.
- Demonstrate 2 strength exercises for scapular NM retraining for a patient with a Type II RC repair.
- Using evidence-based data, explain 2 rationales of an individualized, gradual, progressive rehab program for a patient recovering from a RC repair.