There is not one specific rehabilitation protocol for all rotator cuff patients. The key is to have different rehabilitation programs for specific patients and types of repairs. Protocol should be based on the size of the tear, the tissue quality, the type of repair, and additional patient 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: 18 questions. 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
ProCert has awarded certification in the amount of 1 Continuing Competence Units (CCUs) to this activity. CCUs are a unit of relative value of an activity based on its evaluation against a rigorous and comprehensive set of standards representing the quality of an activity. The CCU determination is a valuation applying many factors including, but not limited to, duration of the activity. No conclusion should be drawn that CCUs correlate to time (e.g. hours).
Certificate of Completion
- Understand the anatomy & biomechanics of of the rotator cuff
- Develop an evaluation plan to rehabilitate patients in the first 8 weeks following surgical rotator cuff repair
- Design an effective and appropriate rehabilitation program based on current clinical and scientific research
- 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.
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