Consensus and Controversies in Rehabilitation of Rotator Cuff Disease
1.5 contact hrs, CE provider info below
Presented by: Dr. Charles Thigpen, PT, PhD, ATC (see bio below)
ONLINE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Rotator cuff disease and disorders encompass approximately 20% of all outpatient physical therapy referrals. Rehabilitation can be effective for the spectrum of patients with rotator cuff disease from acute episodes of tendinitis to chronic, full thickness tears. Emerging evidence suggests patients are likely to respond based on a number factors including history and physical presentation. Controversy exists over the optimal rehabilitation program, with respect to timing of rehabilitation, optimal dose of supervised exercise, home exercise programs versus supervised, use of manual therapy, and the type of manual therapy techniques.
This webinar will provide the participant the most current understanding of the mechanisms of rotator cuff disease, outline an approach to an accurate differential diagnosis, and provide an overview of the manual therapy and exercise interventions based on the best available evidence. The webinar will use current literature as well as results from published and ongoing research examining physical therapy outcomes for patients with rotator cuff disorders. Upon completion the participant will be able to implement the techniques and strategies presented to achieve optimal patient outcomes.
ONLINE COURSE OBJECTIVES
1) Identify the intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms of rotator cuff disease.
2) Define the patho-anatomical and biomechanical characteristics of degenerated tendon.
3) Identify the key components of the patient history, physical examination, and patient oriented outcome measures.
4) Identify subjective and objective findings for an accurate differential diagnosis and resulting likely patient prognosis.
5) Identify evidence based intervention strategies.
6) Identify treatment efficacy/effectiveness based on impairment resolution as related to patient outcomes.
Dr. Charles Thigpen, PT, PhD, ATC is a clinical research scientist with Proaxis Physical Therapy also holding adjunct appointments with Duke University Division of Physical Therapy, University of South Carolina Department of Physical Therapy, and Clemson University Bioengineering. He completed his PhD in Human Movement Science from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2006. He has multiple peer-reviewed publications and book chapters related to prevention and treatment of shoulder pain. Thigpen has presented topics related to shoulder dysfunction at the national and international conferences. He is currently leading funded studies including: “A Randomized Control Trial for Treatment of Shoulder Impingement” and “Adaptations to Pitching in Professional Baseball Pitchers”. Thigpen completed a M.S. in Human Movement Science with a concentration in Sports Physical Therapy from UNC in May of 2003.
Thigpen is a NATABOC certified athletic trainer and a member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association, as well as the American Physical Therapy Association’s Sports Physical Therapy and Orthopedic Special Interest Groups. He is currently serving on the research committee of the Sports Section and as the 2011-2012 Past-President of the American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists. In 2012, he was awarded the APTA Sports Section’s “Lynn Wallace Award for Clinical Education and Mentoring” in recognition of his contributions to sports physical therapy in the areas of teaching and mentoring.
CE Approval provided through Therapy Network Seminars:
*Approved “by virtue”
NY-NYSED Approved Provider for PT/PTAs 10/14/2014 – 10/14/2018
TX-TPTA Accredited Provider. This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider and meets continuing competence requirements for PT and PTA licensure renewal in TX.
OT CE Approval provided through Therapy Network Seminars:
*Satisfies NBCOT Requirements only.
AOTA Approved Provider # 3073. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.