Treatment of the Shoulder - December 8th

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Treatment of the Shoulder - December 8th

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1-Day $299

Presented by: Kevin Wilk

Date: December 8th, 2019

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

1-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 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 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, 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 8.5 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
Full Shoulder Joint - Bibliography

Most current Shoulder and Knee Bibliography


Run Time: 1 Day (8.5 hours)

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

CE: Up to 8.5 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:

Certificate of Completion:


Course Approvals/Certifications:

  • Certificate of attendance is provided for Continuing Education (CE) credits

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! 

1 Day:  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 

    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. 

    Behavioral Objectives

    1 Day - Shoulder -

    1. By the end of the course the participant will explain the definitions of laxity and instability for a patient undergoing an initial shoulder evaluation.
    2. By the end of the course, given the findings of a post-surgery evaluation of a female athlete following rotator cuff repair, the participant will explain 4 specific risk factors associated with the risk of developing stiffness.
    3. By the end of the course, the participant, using evidence-based data for a patient recovering from RC repair, will discuss two rationales of an individualized, gradual, progressive rehab program.
    4. By the end of the course, given a patient following rotator cuff repair, will design a protocol using five advanced strengthening phase exercises.
    5. By the end of the course, for a patient with a diagnosis of Adhesive Capsulitis (frozen shoulder) will develop a comprehensive protocol for rehabilitation.
    6. By the end of the course, for a patient with a suspected SLAP lesion showing high specificity and sensitivity, integrate three tests for evaluation.
    7. By completion of the course, for a non-operative overhead throwing athlete with osteophyte, the participant will be able to design a rehabilitation using 4 components discussed in the course.


    Additional Information

    Additional Information

    Instructor(s) Kevin Wilk
    ProCert 8.5 CCUs
    Continuing Education State(s) Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Puerto Rico



    Register by early-bird deadline of 11/14/2018 and SAVE $50.00 (Full Price $499.00)

    December 8, 2018 - (Saturday)

    Registration 7:30am, Class 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Hours:  8.5 hours of CE


    Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City Downtown
    250 West 600 South
    Salt Lake City, UT  84101

    • Central hotel in downtown Salt Lake City
    • Complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle service - call hotel for pickup
    • Salt Lake City International (SLC) Airport is within 6 miles 
    • Self parking is complimentary
    • Complimentary WiFi and 24-hour Business Center
    • 24-hour fitness center, indoor pool and spa
    • ProCert approved for 8.5 CCUs
    • Approved for 7.5 hours of CE by the NY State Education Board (NYSED)


    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.
    • 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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