- Describe and understand the anatomy and kinematics of the shoulder complex (glenohumeral, acromioclavicular, sternoclavicular joints, and scapulothoracic articulation)
- Describe shoulder and scapular muscles and their action on the shoulder
- Describe and understand the force couple relationships about the shoulder
- Describe and implement range of motion, isometric, isotonic, and functional exercises for the shoulder complex
- Have a basic knowledge of common injuries and pathologies of the shoulder complex
- Explain and implement rehabilitation exercise programs for shoulder pathologies of the shoulder complex
- Have a basic knowledge and understanding of elbow anatomy
- Describe the normal arthrokinematics, biomechanics, and osteokinematics of the elbow and radioulnar joints
- Describe common elbow and forearm disorders
- Have an understanding of surgical procedures used to address elbow injuries
- Design a rehabilitation plan with an understanding of surgical precautions for elbow and forearm injuries
- Implement a rehabilitation plan for the elbow or forearm including proper stretching, strengthening, proprioception, and exercise techniques in accordance with principles of basic exercise
- Understand the role of the scapula for the overhead athlete
- Describe the throwing motion, and be familiar with the similarities and differences of the overhead motion in the various overhead sports
- Understand the common pathologies and injuries that occur for the overhead athlete
- Be able to implement throwing programs for the overhead athlete
- Design and implement athletic-specific therapeutic exercises for the overhead athlete
- Describe the anatomy and function of the triangular fibrocartilage complex in the wrist
- Understand the cascade of healing and the different phases of healing as they relate to the hand and wrist
- Describe the anatomy of the carpal tunnel and the etiology of carpal tunnel syndrome
- Have a basic knowledge of the appropriate exercises for the hand and wrist in rehabilitation
BOC: 5.0 Continuing Education Units
NATA PDC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Program Faculty: Course content includes chapters twenty-one through twenty-four of the text “Therapeutic Exercise—From Theory to Practice” by Michael Higgins, PhD, ATC, PT, CSCS. Assessment created by Michael Higgins, PhD, ATC, PT, 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.