Treatment of the Shoulder - July 17th Treatment of the Knee - July 18th or both days

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Treatment of the Shoulder - July 17th Treatment of the Knee - July 18th or both days

Regular Price: $299.00

Special Price $249.00

Availability: In stock

1-Day $249, Both days $399

Presented by: Kevin Wilk

Date: July 17 - 18, 2020

Location: TBD in Baltimore, MD

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Regular Price: $299.00

Special Price $249.00

Availability: In stock.

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Instructor(s) Kevin Wilk
Continuing Education State(s) Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, 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



What they don’t teach you in school: NEW EDITION - 1-day or 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.

"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, FAPTA:
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
Full Knee Joint - Bibliography 

Most current Shoulder and Knee Bibliography

FEES:   Register by early-bird deadline of 6/18/2020 and SAVE $50.00 - $100.00
(Full Price, One Day - $299.00, Both Days $499.00)

Run Time:
 1 Day (7.5 hours) or 2 Days (15 hours)

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

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



July 17-18 2020 - (Friday and Saturday)

Registration @ 7:30, Class 8:30am - 4:30pm (both days)

Course Location:  TBD in Baltimore, MD

  • ProCert approved for 17 CCUs for both days and 8.5 CCUs for one day
  • Certificate of attendance is provided for Continuing Education, 15 hours


Additional Info


Day 1:  Shoulder Joint

8:00-9:15am- 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

8:00-9:15am- 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


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.
  • Analyze specific exercise techniques and evaluate the exercises effectiveness
    • 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
  • 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:
  • 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
    • 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
  • Integrate the information presented in this course and demonstrate problem-solving skills through the development of treatment plans for specific case studies presented


Day 1 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.


Day 2 Knee-

  1. By completion of the course, for a female patient at risk for an ACL Injury, the participant will be able to differentiate between 3 biomechanical and 3 neuromuscular variations.
  2. By completion of the course, for a female athlete at risk for an ACL injury, the participant will be able to explain 3 anatomical variations that increase the risk of injury.
  3. By completion of the course, for a post-operative patient with a non-isolated ACL injury, the participant will be able to explain three side effects.
  4. By the completion of the course, the participant will be able to justify slow rehabilitation for an athlete who has undergone a Hamstring autograph versus an athlete who has undergone bone, patellar, tendon autograft.
  5. By the end of the course, for a patient with an ACL deficiency, the participant will be able to articulate 4 tissue type allografts utilized in reconstruction.
  6. By the end of the course, for an athlete needing to develop core strength, the participant will be able to demonstrate t therapeutic exercises using a Swiss Ball.
  7. By the end of the course, for a post-op athlete exhibiting ACL loss of motion, the participant will be able to choose 4 treatments to increase knee extension and range of motion.
  8. By the end of the course, the participant will be able to explain 5 factors contributing to the development of trigger points in skeletal muscle in a patient with hyperalgesia.


  • 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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