Evaluation & Treatment of Scapula Dyskinesis

1.5 Contact Hrs; $49

3/12/19 at 8pm Eastern

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Normal scapula neuromuscular control and thoracic spine mobility are essential to normal shoulder function. Subsequently, it is important to effectively assess for any related impairments in order to develop an effective rehabilitation program. This course presents an introductory clinical understanding of the scapula- thoracic kinematics as it related to normal shoulder function. The pathophysiology of scapula dyskinesis will be discussed within the context of regional interdependence. The neuro-pathomechanical development model will be outlined and its relationship to scapula dysfunctional patterns will be presented. Evidence-based evaluation and treatment methods will be presented with numerous videos to reinforce manual therapy techniques for manual therapy integration of corrective exercises. Effective self-management strategies, including self-administered soft tissue mobilizations will be discussed

Course Objectives

  • Identify one indication for performing thoracic mobilizations
  • Identify an evidence-based clinical test for assessing scapula dyskinesis
  • Identify one difference (criterion -based) between a phase 1 and phase 3 scapula neuromuscular control exercise
  • Identify the relationship between scapular dyskinesia, soft tissue/muscle tightness, and shoulder pathology

Course Agenda

  • 8:00 – Anatomy and Biomechanics
  • 8:20 – Regional Interdependence
  • 8:30 – Neuro-Pathomechanical Developmental Patterns
  • 8:40 – Evaluation of Scapula Dyskinesis
  • 9:00 – Treatment of Scapula Dyskinesis
  • 9:30 – Q/A Session and Adjourn


  • Dr. Robert McCabe, MS, DPT, OCS

Dr McCabe is a clinician, researcher, and educator with 25 years of clinical experience in orthopedic and sports physical therapy. He is currently the director of human performance at the Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton, NY. His role at Gabreski includes overseeing injury prevention, performance and rehabilitation services for all military personnel. He has extensive experience in the treatment of patients with orthopedic and sports-related conditions. including recreational, elite and professional athletes. He previously worked at NYU Langone Medical Center and the Andrews Institute, where he worked under Dr. James Andrews. Bob received his transitional doctorate degree in physical therapy from Arcadia University, a master’s degree in physical therapy from Long Island University and a master’s degree in Ergonomics and Biomechanics from New York University. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in health science from Cortland University. Bob is an NSCA certified strength and conditioning specialist (C.S.C.S) and an APTA Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (O.C.S). He is certified in the Functional Movement Screen (F.M.S) and the Selective Functional Movement Screes (S.F.M.A) and is completing his certification in manual therapy through Evidence in Motion. He has advance training and coursework in Graston instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilizations, EXOS performance training system, Active Release Therapy and the McKenzie Method to Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT). Bob has published several research studies in peer-reviewed journals and has presented at national conferences.


Contact Hours: 1.5

Price: $49
Early Bird Rate: $42
Deadline: March 8th
Discount Code: EARLY

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