- Be able to identify structural shoulder anatomy and sport related shoulder biomechanics.
- Understand concepts in shoulder imaging, diagnostic testing and proper clinical decision making.
- Understand basic procedures and implications of shoulder arthroscopy and proper management/return-to-play following surgery.
- Differentiate between diagnoses and management of anterior and posterior and multidirectional shoulder instability.
- Understand management and recovery of SLAP tears.
- Understand shoulder musculotendinous & nerve pathologies and define proper management/treatment of those injuries.
- Identify arthritic changes in the glenohumeral joint and how it affects athletes.
- Identify scapulothoracic disorders and management of those injuries.
- Understand vascular conditions (thoracic outlet syndrome) and how it affects athletes.
- Differentiate between injuries to the sternoclavicular joint and the acromioclavicular joint.
BOC: 9.25 Continuing Education Units
NATA PDC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Program Faculty: Course content includes chapters 42-60 of the book Orthopaedic Sports Medicine 4th Ed. by Mark D. Miller and Stephen R. Thompson. Assessment created by Rachel Livingstone MA, AT, and Susan Callagy MA, AT, PTA, CSCS.
The passing score for this course is 80%. The course is self-paced, home study format. All materials are available ONLINE immediately after purchase and is available for 6 months.
Cancellation/refund available up to 30 days after purchase. For further information visit our How Courses Work page.
This course is intended for Certified Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists, Strength & Conditioning Specialists, etc.
Sport Medics is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers.