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Shoulder Impingement: An Athlete Case Study

Course #: 03-870

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CE Credit Hours: 1.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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CEU Course Description

Subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS) is a common diagnosis presenting to primary care physicians and is commonly seen in individuals who participate in overhead activities.  The goal of this CEU course is to describe a conservative physical therapy plan that was successful in the treatment of a functional classification of SIS. We will take a closer look at a case report of an athlete with a left shoulder injury, reviewing the etiology and clinical diagnostic procedure regarding SIS. The course will identify the manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and home exercise program that was given to the patient, as well as the outcome measures that determined the success of the given therapy plan of care. Overall, this CEU will provide a literature-based report using current evidence for best practice for a conservative treatment of SIS.  

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Name one of the main etiologies of a functional classification of SIS.
  2. Explain the reasoning behind using manual stretching.
  3. Identify which muscle is commonly seen with increased electromyography activity.
  4. Describe the physical aspects of SIS.


CEU Course Syllabus

  Background and Subjective Exam     0.16 Contact Hours  
  Physical Exam   0.16 Contact Hours
  Intervention Specifics   0.52 Contact Hours
  Outcome and Discussion   0.16 Contact Hours

Total = 1 Contact Hour

Instructional level:  Intermediate

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Course Date: 2018-11-01

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