Recently Ryan Koepp and Andrew Ernst attended the continuing education course,
Evidence-Based Assessment and Treatment of Shoulder Disorders and Other
Related Shoulder Pathologies.
The presenter was Robert McCabe, MS, PT,
OCS who works for the Andrews Institute in Pensacola. During the
course there were many topics covered. Most of the topics were review
as the day went on.
Many confirmed what we at OSR already practice with
our treatment and management of shoulder disorders. While at this
conference I did take away some great new ideas. First, the presenter
showed many manual therapy techniques for stretching the shoulder
capsule and for promoting proper shoulder blade motion. These I will
definitely be incorporating into my practice.
Second, we were shown
many different rehab exercises. There were some exercises I would have
never thought of. Most of them were for shoulder/shoulder blade
stabilization and activation exercises. I can already say I have
incorporated these new exercises in with some of my patients and they
have loved them.
Overall the course was beneficial and taught me a few
new things I can start implementing into my practice.
Check out the Andrews Institute website. They have some very informational material. http://www.theandrewsinstitute.com/