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Sport Therapy for the Shoulder Online CE Course

Sport Therapy for the Shoulder Online CE Course

$189.95 CAD


Product Format

    Course components are delivered online:

    Sport Therapy for the Shoulder e-book

    • Video clips (accessible online)

    • Study guide

    • Continuing education exam

    Learning Objectives

    At the completion of this course, you will be able to do the following:

    • Describe the joint structure, muscle anatomy, and neurovascular anatomy of the shoulder.

    • Describe the primary biomechanics of the shoulder.

    • Apply biomechanical principles to understand throwing mechanics.

    • Identify areas of injury risk with various sport movements.

    • Explain the clinical evaluation process.

    • Perform various range of motion and strength tests for the shoulder.

    • Explain injury pathology of the shoulder.

    • Describe the range of motion rehabilitation progressions.

    • Describe scapular stabilization methods and progressions.

    • Explain the rotator cuff exercise progressions.

    • Describe the shoulder surgical repair and rehabilitation protocols.

    • Describe the clinical decision making process for return to play decisions.

    • Identify the key criteria for a return to sport evaluation.

    • Describe the interval return to sport program for various sports.

    Sport Therapy for the Shoulder Online CE Course provides best practices and evidence-based guidelines for assessing and treating patients’ shoulder injuries for re-entry into sport. This course will guide learners systematically through functional anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder, examination techniques and pathology, rehabilitation, and return to play progressions.

    This continuing education course includes the e-book Sport Therapy for the Shoulder: Evaluation, Rehabilitation, and Return to Sport, written by renowned physical therapists Todd S. Ellenbecker and Kevin E. Wilk. The text provides evidence-based principles to assist clinicians in improving joint stabilization, strength, muscular endurance, and range of motion in the shoulder. Return to sport programs, including the Thrower's Ten and Advanced Thrower's Ten, feature step-by-step progressions for sports, including baseball, softball, golf, swimming, and tennis. The text is accompanied by an online video library that contains 21 video clips demonstrating how to perform specific tests.


    A continuing education course for athletic trainers, rehabilitation professionals, and clinicians in sports medicine who work with patients recovering from shoulder injuries.

    Course Syllabus

    Course Materials

    Course Instructions

    How to Access the Online Video

    Learning Objectives

    Learning With the Sport Therapy for the Shoulder Book

    Chapter 1. Functional Anatomy of the Shoulder Complex

    Chapter 2. Mechanics of the Shoulder

    Chapter 3. Clinical Examination of the Shoulder

    Online Video Learning Activities

    Chapter 4. Injury Pathology of the Shoulder

    Chapter 5. Rehabilitation Progressions

    Chapter 6. Surgical Repair and Rehabilitation Protocols

    Chapter 7. Clinical Decision Making for Return to Sport

    Chapter 8. Interval Return to Sport Programs

    Exam and Evaluation

    Exam Answer Sheet


    Course Evaluation

    Certificate Information

    Todd S. Ellenbecker, DPT, MS, SCS, OCS, CSCS, is a physical therapist and clinic director for Physiotherapy Associates Scottsdale Sports Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he is also the national director of clinical research for Physiotherapy Associates. He is the vice president of medical services for the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour and current member and past chairman of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) national sport science committee. He is also a certified United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) tennis teaching professional. He is a certified sports clinical specialist, orthopaedic clinical specialist, and strength and conditioning specialist.

    Ellenbecker, who has more than 30 years of experience in physical therapy, has authored many books and articles in research journals and trade publications and is an international presenter on shoulder and elbow rehabilitation. He has also served on editorial boards for several journals.

    Among many other honors, Ellenbecker was named the Sports Medicine Professional of the Year (2003) by the National Strength and Conditional Association and received the Ronald G. Peyton Lecture Award (2007) by the Sports Physical Therapy Section and the Samuel Hardy Educational Merit Award (2008) by the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

    Kevin E. Wilk, PT, DPT, FAPTA, is the associate clinical director for Champion Sports Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama, as well as vice president of clinical education for Physiotherapy Associates. He is also the director of rehabilitative research at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham while also serving as the rehabilitation consultant for Major League Baseball’s Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

    Wilk, who has been a physical therapist, researcher, and educator for more than 30 years, has also published many books and articles and book chapters in various medical journals and industry publications. He is an adjunct assistant professor in the physical therapy program at Marquette University and has presented his work and research worldwide.

    Wilk received the Catherine Worthingham Fellowship in 2012 by the American Physical Therapy Association, the Turner A. Blackburn Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 by the Sports Physical Therapy Section (SPTS), the Ronald G. Peyton Lecture Award in 2004 by SPTS, and the James R. Andrews, MD, Award for Excellence in Baseball Sports Medicine in 1999 by the American Sports Medicine Institute.