A Master Clinicians Approach to Advanced Concepts in Examination and Treatment of the Shoulder Complex

Why take this Continuing Education Course?

This two-day advanced course provides an in-depth analysis of the scientific and clinical rationale for examination and treatment of selected shoulder complex conditions. Over one-third of this course involves hands-on lab sessions utilizing case studies, clinical reasoning and problem solving skills. A special focus will be on the algorithm-based examination format for the special tests of the shoulder. Updated evidence-based information on sensitivity/specificity and likelihood ratios of the tests will be thoroughly addressed. In addition, selected mobilization techniques, rhythmic stabilization, perturbation techniques, and open and closed chain exercises will be practiced in the laboratory sessions. Discussion of evidence-based rehabilitation will include the optimum exercises for rehabilitation of the shoulder complex, shoulder taping, proprioceptive/kinesthetic training techniques and the scientific basis for plyometrics. Emphasis will be placed on evidence-based practice incorporating the examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment intervention strategies and clinical outcome studies for patients with selected shoulder conditions.


Physical therapy and Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Courses
  1. Identify and understand the basic concepts and principles of evidence-based practice into ones own clinical practice patterns.
  2. Describe and utilize the resources available to research the current best practices.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of algorithm-based examination and evaluation of the shoulder complex.
  4. Explain the key factors affecting clinical efficiency and accuracy when using an algorithm-based examination process.
  5. Discriminate and evaluate the examination findings using clinical reasoning skills to develop successful therapeutic intervention programs.
  6. Describe the difference between adhesive capsulitis and shoulder selective hypomobility.
  7. Develop an integrated evidence-based (when available) and empirically-based rehabilitation program for specific dysfunctions of the shoulder.
  8. Describe the selected disorders of the shoulder presented in the course.
  9. Differentiate an understanding of the most recent advances in the examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment interventions and outcomes of selected shoulder disorders using evidence-based concepts.
  10. Design effective outcome evaluation measures based upon current evidence-based clinical and scientific information to develop effective outcome evaluation measures.
  11. Interpret outcomes to impact future treatment models.

Instructor name

George J. Davies, DPT, MEd, PT, SCS, ATC, LAT, CSCS, FAPTA, PES

DR. GEORGE J. DAVIES is an internationally known speaker who has presented hundreds of conferences throughout the world on sports medicine, sports physical therapy, athletic training, shoulder, knee, open and closed kinetic chain topics, orthopaedics, rehabilitation and Isokinetics.
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OT PT Continuing Education Courses, Dates & Locations

September 22, 2018 - September 23, 2018

15 hours of CME credit

Capital Health Medical Center-Hopewell

Pennington, NJ

Tuition $ 595.00



State Continuing Education Course Approvals

All courses are pre-approved by the state licensing boards for physical therapists, physical therapy assistants and occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and athletic trainers for license renewal in the state the course is offered.

Courses provided by AOTA providers are accepted by NBCOT. 1 hour = 1.25 PDU. North American Seminars is and AOTA provider, provider #4487

North American Seminars, Inc. (BOC provider #P2047) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for the maximum stated hours of Category A hours/CEUs. Athletic Trainers should claim only those hours actually spent in the education program.