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Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy and Upper Trapezius Effects

Course #: 03-1100

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CE Credit Hours: 1.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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Course Description

CEU Course Description

Rotator cuff tendinopathy is considered to be the principal cause of shoulder pain in orthopedics and sports medicine.  The goals of this CEU course are to determine whether the upper trapezius (UT) muscle shear modulus is altered in athletes with rotator cuff tendinopathy compared to asymptomatic athletes, and to detect optimal cut-off points of UT shear modulus in identifying athletes with rotator cuff tendinopathy.

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Conclude at which degree the upper trapezius is significantly more stretched.

2.  Explain how the upper trapezius muscle contributes to normal scapular motion.

3.  Express the kPa threshold at which athletes with UT passive shear modulus may have a higher risk of developing rotator cuff tendinopathy.

4.  Provide two differences exhibited between asymptomatic athletes and athletes with rotator cuff tendinopathy.

CEU Course Syllabus

  Overview of Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy
  0.2 Contact Hours  
  Upper Trapezius Shear and Measurement
  0.3 Contact Hours
  Active vs Passive Tasks in Athlete Subjects  
  0.2 Contact Hours
  Discussion
  0.3 Contact Hours

Total = 1 Contact Hour
Instructional level:  Intermediate

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