Evaluation & Management of Shoulder Tendinopathies with Lori Michener PhD, PT, ATC, SCS, FAPTA & Angela Tate PT, PhD, Cert MDT. 

                         Location : The Industrial, Las Vegas. NevadA

                         Date : Saturday Sept 23rd, 2017

                         Time 8:00-4:30 PM

                         CEUs : 0.7 ( 7 Contact Hours )

                         Cost : $ 675

                         Course type: Lecture / Labs (Hands on)

                         Student / Teacher Ratio : 15:1

                         What's Included? Course, Hotel (9/22/17),  

                         Handouts, Catered meals, Networking   

                         experience post course including drinks  

                        and appetizers!




Course Objectives :

Participants will demonstrate 3 diagnostic tests associated with shoulder pathologies. 

- Participants will be able to discuss the 3 of the merits of the STAR classification for shoulder pain. 

- Participants will be able to demonstrate at least 2 tests utilized for shoulder and core strength. 

- Participants will be able to perform 3 exercises for either rotator cuff repairs or Total Shoulder Arthroplasties (TSA)

Course Outline :
7:30 - 8:00    Continental Breakfast ( Included ) & Registration
8:00 – 8:15    Introduction and Course Overview
8:15 – 8:45    Classification of Shoulder Pain for Rehabilitation – STAR
8:45 – 10:15  History, Physical Examination, Diagnosis                    
10:15 – 10:45  Break
10:45 – 12:00 Review of Diagnostic Tests and Impairment (Lab)

12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch  (Included) 
1:00 – 2:00      Tendinopathy / Rotator Cuff Disease  management and evidence
2:00 – 2:30       The UE athlete; shoulder pain in competitive swimmers
2:30 – 3:00       Break
3:00 – 4:00       UE/core endurance testing and use of NMES (lab)
4:00 – 5:00       When conservative management fails:  cuff repair , TSA, RSA
5:00- 6:30       Networking experience including drinks, appetizers (Included)

About the Instructors :


Dr. Michener's research characterizes the biomechanics of musculoskeletal shoulder pain, diagnosis and treatment of shoulder and cervical pain, clinical trials investigating optimal treatment strategies for shoulder and cervical disorders, and the use of patient-rated outcomes measurement tools to assess health related quality of life. She is the Director of the COOR (Clinical biomechanics and Orthopedic Outcomes Research) Laboratory. As the Director of Clinical Outcomes and Research, she directs the development, collection, and analysis of patient-rated outcomes and the process of care in the USC Physical Therapy Associates Clinics, and serves as a resource for clinical research. She has published research in over 120 studies.


Dr. Tate is a physical therapist whom has extensive clinical, research, and university teaching experience, with multiple publications in the fields of shoulder pathology and prevention and management of sports injuries in swimmers and other upper extremity athletes.