Postsurgical Sports Rehab: Knee & Shoulder- Module 1: Concepts in Postsurgical Management
This course is derived from the textbook by Robert Manske “Postsurgical Orthopedic Sports Rehabilitation Knee & Shoulder”. The text focuses specifically on post-surgical guidelines for successful rehabilitation of the knee and shoulder for sports patients. Content covers basic concepts related to soft tissue healing, as well as core concepts in sports medicine rehabilitation, all of which lay the groundwork for discussions of specific protocols. Detailed descriptions of the latest post-surgical procedures for various knee and shoulder pathologies equip professionals with essential knowledge needed to recommend the most effective treatment plans.
Module 1: Concepts in Postsurgical Management covers chapters 1 through 5.
- Chapter 1: Postsurgical Soft Tissue Healing
- Chapter 2: Mobilization of the Shoulder and Knee following Postsurgical Immobilization
- Chapter 3: Preoperative and Postsurgical Musculoskeletal Examination of the Knee
- Chapter 4: Preoperative and Postsurgical Musculoskeletal Examination of the Shoulder
- Chapter 5: Training for Strength, Power, and Endurance
Methods of Instruction:
Online course available via internet
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Athletic Trainers, and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists
Course Goals and Objectives:
At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Identify the stages of tissue healing
- Differentiate healing time frames for cartilage, ligament, tendon, bone, muscle, epithelial and nervous tissue.
- Identify the difference in muscle types and the effect on the healing process.
- List several factors that hinder the healing process.
- Identify why immobilization is important following trauma and surgical procedures
- Recognize rules governing joint arthrokinematics
- Identify selected joint mobilization techniques of the shoulder
- Identify selected joint mobilization techniques of the knee
- List the “red flag” findings in patient history that necessitate a physician referral
- Recognize various mechanisms of injury for the knee and subsequent outcomes
- Identify and explain the “J” sign
- Recognize the various knee special tests to determine pathology
- Recognize the Scapular Dyskinesis System used for Abnormal Scapular Motion
- Identify end feels for passive range of motion of the glenohumeral joint
- Identify and describe the Cyriax Pain Resistance Sequence
- Name the major characteristics of the primary energy systems and describe their functions
- Recognize the principle of progressive overload and the principle of variety
- Define the lactate threshold (LT)
- Identify functional stabilization training
- Identify aspects of proper program training design
Criteria for Obtaining Continuing Education Credits:
A score of 70% or greater on the post-test