Surgical and Non-Surgical Management of Common Shoulder Conditions – 4 Hours



There are many types of shoulder conditions that are treated both surgically and non- surgically. The shoulder is a complex structure which can lead to various types of injuries.  Shoulder pathology often lead to surgery but may also be treated more conservatively. It is important to understand key anatomy of the shoulder in order to  understand how common shoulder pathologies occur such as rotator cuff pathology, shoulder osteoarthritis, shoulder impingement, adhesive capsulitis and other conditions. Post-operative rehabilitation is important following any type of shoulder surgery and the post-operative rehabilitation following a rotator cuff repair, shoulder arthroscopy and a reverse total arthroscopy will be explored in this course.  

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe anatomy related to conditions of the shoulder including rotator cuff pathology, osteoarthritis and other common conditions.
  • List signs and symptoms of common shoulder pathologies.
  • List common causes of shoulder injuries.
  • Define Rotator Cuff Pathology, osteoarthritis of the shoulder and other common shoulder conditions and discuss treatment options.
  • Understand diagnostic testing for shoulder injuries.
  • Describe surgical versus non-surgical treatment options for shoulder pathologies.
  • Describe overview of surgical procedures to treat rotator cuff pathology and osteoarthritis of the shoulder .
  • Discuss non-surgical physical and occupational therapy treatment strategies for shoulder pathology.
  • Develop a surgical post-operative rehabilitation protocol for treatment of rotator cuff pathology and osteoarthritis of the shoulder.
  • Understand the elements of physical therapy and occupational therapy objective examination for common shoulder conditions- surgical and non-surgical evaluations.


Author:  Lisa Augustyn, PT, DPT, Christine Church , M.S., OTR/L 

Contact Hours: 4 Hours / 4 PDR (AOTA CEUs—0.4)

Educational Level: Intermediate 

Prerequisites: None 

Cost: $25 / Participant  

Instructional Methods:  Online Independent Self-Study (Training + Post-Test). A minimum passing score of 70% is required for course completion. A Printable (Pdf) Certificate By Email. 

Target Audience: Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Other Health Professionals

Educational Level: Intermediate

AOTA Classification Codes: Category 1 – OT Service Delivery

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Biologix Solutions LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 9837. This distance learning-independent is offered at 0.4 CEUs, Intermediate, Category 1 – OT Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply the endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

The current term of approval extends from 6/21/2017 through 6/30/2025. Provider ID: 9837.

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