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Rotator Cuff - Post Repair Rehab

Course #: 03-556

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Price: $18.00

Please Note: This course has varying hours depending on the state in which you're licensed. See Below.

  • Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners: 1.60 Hours
  • All Other Organizations: 2.00 Hours
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Course Description

***This course will be expiring on 08/28/2019. After this date you will be unable to take this course for renewal credit.***

CEU Course Description

Rotator cuff pathology is a common cause of shoulder pain, weakness, limitations to daily activity, and time off from work. The goal of this CEU course is to provide an overview of the rotator cuff anatomy, classification, repair technique, basic science of tendon healing, and the current available evidence on the postoperative rehabilitation protocol after surgical repair. We will discuss immobilization compared to early range of motion, continuous passive range of motion, the use of cryotherapy and aquatic rehabilitation. Furthermore, this course will also discuss and illustrate self-directed exercises and different phases of physical therapy based on the available scientific rationale along with the recommendations and restrictions associated with each phase of rehabilitation. Finally, we will investigate the different aspects and guidelines referring to return to sport. The reading materials for this course include articles from the International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Enumerate the factors associated with the success of rotator cuff repair.
  2. Compare and contrast buoyancy-supported, assisted, and resisted exercises.
  3. Identify the degree for which excessive external rotation should be avoided if the subscapularis tear has been repaired.


CEU Course Syllabus

  Rotator Cuff Anatomy and Repair Techniques     0.26 Contact Hours  
  Post-Operative Rehab               0.50 Contact Hours
  Additional Rehab Standards   0.20 Contact Hours
  Home Exercise and Return to Sport      0.66 Contact Hours

Total = 2 Contact Hours

Instructional level:  Basic

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