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



Various shoulder conditions can be treated through surgical and non-surgical methods. The shoulder is a complex structure that is vulnerable to different types of injuries. While some shoulder pathologies may require surgery, others can be treated more conservatively. It is crucial to understand the shoulder’s anatomy well to comprehend how common shoulder issues occur, such as rotator cuff pathology, shoulder osteoarthritis, shoulder impingement, adhesive capsulitis, and other similar conditions. It is essential to undergo post-operative rehabilitation following any shoulder surgery. This course explores the post-operative rehabilitation procedures necessary after a rotator cuff repair, shoulder arthroscopy, and reverse total arthroscopy.

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

  • Describe anatomy related to shoulder conditions, 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, shoulder osteoarthritis, 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 an 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 the treatment of rotator cuff pathology and osteoarthritis of the shoulder.
  • Understand the elements of physical therapy and occupational therapy objective examinations for common shoulder conditions, including 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 approved provider of professional development by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). The course approval ID# is 9837. This independent distance learning course is offered at 0.4 CEUs and falls under the intermediate level of Category 1 – OT Service Delivery. Please note that the assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply AOTA’s endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

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

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