- Identify bony, soft tissue, vascular and neurological structures of the shoulder and upper extremity.
- Discuss the fundamental biomechanical mechanics of the shoulder and upper extremity.
- Explain the typical history, signs, and symptoms associated with shoulder and upper extremity pathologies.
- Explain the functional-testing portion of an assessment for shoulder and upper extremity pathologies.
- Understand the ligamentous- and capsular-testing portion of a shoulder and upper extremity assessment.
- Understand the modification to a shoulder and upper extremity evaluation relative to the circumstances (e.g., on-field, chronic, acute).
- Identify appropriate first-aid procedures relative to the significance of a shoulder and upper extremity injury.
- Correctly identify components of a clinical examination of the shoulder and upper extremity and be able to derive an accurate clinical diagnosis.
- Appropriately define any keywords and terms related to shoulder and upper extremity anatomy and pathologies.
BOC: 5.0 Continuing Education Units
NATA PDC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Program Faculty: Course content includes chapters 15-17 of the book “Examination of Orthopedics and Athletic Injures” by Chad Starkey, PhD, LAT and Sara D. Brown, MS, ATC. Assessment created by Chad Starkey, PhD, LAT and Sara D. Brown, MS, ATC.
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.