Adhesive Capsulitis: Evaluation and Treatment

Adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder, or shoulder stiffness? Are these synonyms or differential diagnoses? Understand the state of the debate over adhesive capsulitis by reviewing the latest science regarding this common clinical challenge. Earn the confidence of patients, colleagues, and referral sources by understanding the proven effectiveness of current medical and therapeutic treatment t...
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CERVICOGENIC HEADACHE: Examination and Treatment

Most people will report a headache at some point in their life. While there are many types of headache conditions, cervicogenic headaches are readily treated in therapy. This course will describe and define cervicogenic headache to include the patho-physiology and related anatomy as well as classification approaches. Also, diagnosis and a broad array of possible treatment interventions will ...
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CLINICAL TECHNIQUES FOR INSTRUMENT ASSISTED SOFT TISSUE MOBILIZATION: IASTM

Functional and Kinetic treatment with rehab (FAKTR) embodies the use of instrument assisted soft tissue techniques (IASTM) with resistance, balance, proprioception, and vibration & oscillation tools. This webinar will cover the various instruments utilized in soft tissue mobilization, their use, indications and contraindications while addressing dynamic activities during IASTM through the kinet...
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Comprehensive Concussion Management in Sports Medicine

Concussion injuries are receiving considerable attention in the media causing concern for athletes, parents, and sport program administrators. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1.6 – 3.8 million sports and recreation-related concussions occur in the United States each year. Concussions account for up to 5% of all sports injuries. This webinar will use recent literature to provid...
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CRANIOMANDIBULAR ORDERS: An Overview

An overview of Craniomandibular Disorders will be presented covering anatomy, mechanics, common pathologies and current physical therapy approaches. Selected physical therapy techniques will be demonstrated. Current approaches to Craniomandibular disorders in dentistry and medicine will also be described.
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Dr. Robert Donatelli: Balance in the Athlete

The vestibular system allows us to see, with great detail, objects that are moving and/or when our head is moving. So how do we improve hand-eye coordination in sports like boxing, tennis, baseball and golf? Spins on a ball, velocity and placement are critical for improving performance and preventing injuries. Balance and performance training is multifactorial and should address the vestibulo...
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Dr. Robert Donatelli: How To Develop a Strength Training Program

Strength training should be the foundation for improvement in performance and the reduction of injuries in the athletic patient. This webinar will cover the physiology of muscle adaptation to exercise and supplements to consider for enhancing strength training. The course will also review the science of strength training with considerations of pathology and post- surgical intervention. Practice...
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Dr. Robert Donatelli: Rotation Before Elevation in Stiff and Painful Shoulders

One of the most important functional movements of the shoulder is active elevation. Restoring elevation in a time-efficient manner remains a challenging problem. The rehabilitation specialist needs to be a detective and figure out why a joint is not moving and/or what is causing the pain. Shoulder elevation is one of the most complicated movements in the body. If we analyze the shoulder motions...
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Dr. Robert Donatelli: The Clinical Significance of Eccentric Loading and Plyometric Training in the Treatment of Tendinopathy

Strength training should be the foundation for improvement in performance and the reduction of injures in the athletic patient. This course will present the current clinical evidenced based effects of eccentric loading in the treatment of tendinopathy. Eccentric loading has been demonstrated to provide the best form of strength training in the rehabilitation of tendinopathy. The beneficial effe...
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EARLY REHAB AFTER ACL RECONSTRUCTION: Day 1 to 3 Months

Successful treatment and management of post-operative anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction requires the clinician to have a comprehensive understanding of the anatomy, biomechanics, and mechanism of injury of the knee. With this understanding and the ability to recognize common presentation findings following reconstruction, the clinician will be able to accurately determine the patient’s...
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EXAMINATION AND TREATMENT OF SI DYSFUNCTION

Sacroiliac pain can be an enigma for many therapists. There are many dogmatic approaches to managing the symptoms associated with SI dysfunction which can be challenging if a particular approach is not effective with a given client. This webinar will review basic relevant anatomy and mechanics. Moreover, a practical approach to diagnosis will be discussed as well as common treatment approache...
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EXAMINATION AND TREATMENT OF THE AGING SPINE: Implications for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

The incidence of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) increases with age and this condition is becoming more prevalent with the reported increase in life expectancy. This results in increased pain, decreased function and an overall decrease in quality of life for a large portion of the population. Unfortunately, LSS is not only common but also very expensive, costing an estimated $50-100 billion per y...
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FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENT AND REHAB OF MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS

Since the beginning of the profession, therapists have been assessing patients using statically based, standard orthopaedic tests. But recently, there is a growing focus on functional tests and assessments in order to accurately identify the functional deficits of each patient, and thus the treatment needed to resolve those deficits. Dr. Janda said that “The test is the exercise and the exerci...
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FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF SCAPULAR DISORDERS

Alterations in scapular function are associated with shoulder pain including rotator cuff disease, instability, and adhesive capsulitis. However, recent evidence suggests that resolving scapular dyskinesis is not associated with resolution of symptoms or predictive of arm injury in pitchers. Thus, a systematic approach that includes scapular position, muscle performance, and movement patterns is...
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FUNCTIONAL BIOMECHANICS OF THE FOOT AND ANKLE COMPLEX

Our feet are the first contact with earth for most of us, yet we pay very little attention to them. Unless they cause us a problem, we hardly even take care of them. For a structure that takes such a beating during our work and play lives, you would think we would pay close attention to our feet. Understanding loading, or functional biomechanics of the foot and ankle complex is a critical asp...
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HIP IMPINGEMENT: Non-operative and Post-operative Management

Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and labral tears are being diagnosed more frequently and managed with conservative and surgical means more promptly. FAI is more commonly found in young athletes, especially in sports that involve a lot of cutting and directional changes. FAI is also thought to be a primary risk factor for developing hip osteoarthritis (OA), and as such is being diagnosed in th...
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MANAGEMENT OF MYOFASCIAL PAIN OF THE UPPER LIMB: Shoulder and Periscapular Pain

Myofascial pain is a poorly understood and inconsistently addressed syndrome that affects millions of people. As there are conflicting definitions of the problem, there are differing treatment philosophies employed for management of these. This webinar will establish a working definition for these disorders. Neurological and musculoskeletal causes for these disorders will be discussed and relat...
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ORTHOTIC MANAGEMENT AND PRESCRIPTION FOR PATIENTS WITH NEUROMOTOR DYSFUNCTION

This course will provide an overview of current trends and myths in orthotics use following stroke, as well as a summary of the evidence regarding lower extremity orthotic management in persons with stroke. This course will review the common kinematic and kinetic pathologies in gait following stroke, and match these with appropriate orthotic interventions. Strategies for effective orthotic pre...
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PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF GAIT IN PATIENTS WITH NEUROMOTOR DYSFUNCTION

This course will provide a focused review of normal gait as a foundation for identifying the common gait deviations and impairments in pathological gait following stroke. A hypothesis driven gait analysis will be discussed and demonstrated using a video case example. Appropriate, objective outcome measures will be described and strategies for appriate outcome measure selection will be identified.
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PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS OF MANUAL THERAPY IN THE MANAGEMENT OF LOW BACK PAIN

Manual therapy for the lumbosacral complex is an important tool used everyday in the management of low back pain. However, with so many different philosophical approaches it can be challenging for clinicians to understand which techniques are best. This course will review general philosophical approaches to manual therapy for low back pain. A process using primary clinical findings will be ou...
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PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS OF MANUAL THERAPY IN THE MANAGEMENT OF NECK PAIN

Manual therapy for the cervicothoracic complex is an important tool used every day in the management of neck pain. However, with so many different philosophical approaches it can be challenging for clinicians to understand which techniques are best. This course will review general philosophical approaches to manual therapy for neck pain. A process using primary clinical findings will be outli...
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Rehabilitation of Rotator Cuff Disease: Consensus and Controversies

Rotator cuff disorders encompass approximately 20% of all outpatient physical therapy referrals. Rehabilitation can be effective for the spectrum of patients with rotator cuff disease from acute episodes of tendinitis to chronic, full thickness tears. Emerging evidence suggests patients are likely to respond based on a number factors including history and physical presentation. Controversy exist...
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REVERSE TOTAL SHOULDER ARTHROPLASTY: Optimizing Outcomes

Reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) is gaining acceptance as a surgical solution for cuff tear arthropathy and complex humeral fractures. While therapists are seeing more of these patients, rehabilitation and precautions after this procedure have not been widely discussed. This presentation will give clinicians confidence by thoroughly addressing RSA mechanics, considerations, and pitfalls. A...
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SARA MEEKS: “Stepping Down” Exercise Prescription for Improved Functional Outcomes

This evidence-based, experiential, active and participatory 1.5-hour webinar will focus on the management of the long-term, chronically-ill, physically-frail, or pre-frail, cognitively-intact patient. The presentation will include adapted exercise and movement suggestions for patients who are being seen by rehabilitation personnel in ICU, Acute Care, Home Care, Nursing Home, Skilled Nursing and ...
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SARA MEEKS: Beyond Ankle Pumps and Quad Sets Course

A component of the Meeks Method, this webinar will target the management of long-term, chronically-ill, physically-frail, or pre-frail, cognitively-intact patient. The presentation will include adapted exercise and movement strategies for populations of patients who are being seen by rehabilitation personnel in ICU, Acute Care, Home Care, Nursing Home, and Skilled Nursing Facilities as well as i...
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SARA MEEKS: Bone Up!

After the introductory information, this evidence-based, experiential, active and participatory 1.5-hour webinar will start at the very beginning of human movement with a focus on maximizing movement for function and fitness while having fun along the life span. Included is a brief introduction of The Meeks Method and its principles of movement, stages of bone development and ideas on how to ma...
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SARA MEEKS: Osteoporosis Bracing with the Spinomed Orthosis

This evidence-based, experiential, active and participatory 1.5-hour webinar will focus on the management of the patient with osteoporosis with a focus on bracing with the Spinomed Spinal Orthosis for Osteoporosis as part of the comprehensive 12-point program of The Meeks Method. This is the only spinal orthosis for osteoporosis that has been supported by a peer-reviewed, published study of its ...
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SARA MEEKS: OSTEOPOROSIS VS SPINAL STENOSIS – The Treatment Dilemma

A component of the Meeks Method, this webinar will focus on therapeutic exercise prescription, indication and contraindications of persons with osteoporosis ans spinal stenosis. Spinal flexion exercises are contraindicated in persons with known Osteoporosis. Spinal flexion exercises are recommended for persons with Spinal Stenosis. Both of these conditions are frequently silent, occur through...
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SARA MEEKS: Osteoporosis: Practical Applications for the Clinic Course

A component of the Meeks Method, this webinar will focus on the comprehensive therapy approach to the epidemic condition of low bone mass (osteoporosis and osteopenia) with practical, safe and therapeutic movement and exercises that the participant will be invited to do right during the webinar. Focusing on better body alignment to improve muscle contraction and weight-bearing forces on bone, t...
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THE PATELLOFEMORAL JOINT: Functional Assessment and Treatment

Successful treatment and management of patellofemoral joint dysfunction requires the clinician to have a comprehensive understanding of the anatomy, biomechanics, and mechanism of injury of the knee. With this understanding and the ability to recognize common presentation findings of the patellofemoral joint, the clinician will be able to accurately determine the patient’s prognosis and formul...
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THE THORACIC OUTLET: Shoulder Assessments and the Coraco-Pectoral Loop

Nonspecific pain syndromes of the upper limb present a challenge to the clinician entrusted with the care of these difficult cases. Success depends on a comprehensive understanding of the anatomy of this region. Further, the clinician must be able to apply anatomic knowledge to clinical presentation to derive effective treatment. In part two of this course the anatomy of scapular control and it...
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THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE FOR CERVICOTHORACIC PAIN

Neck pain is common and can be debilitating for many individuals. While there are a multitude of manual therapy techniques patients often lack muscular strength, endurance and motor control that may lead to decreased stability and inhibited motor control of the cervicothoracic spine. Specific therapeutic exercise tailored to improving strength, endurance and motor control may assist in decreas...
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THERAPEUTIC TAPING FOR THE UPPER QUADRANT

Therapeutic taping has been used for over 100 years to improve function, reduce pain and prevent injury and has gained new attention with the advent of various types of elastic taping. With so many manufacturers of elastic taping and courses being offered it can be confusing which techniques to study, how to utilize these techniques and their efficacy. This session will cover theory and practic...
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THERAPEUTIC TAPING OF THE LOWER EXTREMITY

Therapeutic taping has been used for over 100 years to improve function, reduce pain and prevent injury and has gained new attention with the advent of various types of elastic taping. With so many manufacturers of elastic taping and courses being offered it can be confusing which techniques to study, how to utilize these techniques and their efficacy. This session will cover theory and practic...
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THORACIC OUTLET SYNDROME: The Scalene Triangle

Nonspecific pain syndromes of the upper limb present a challenge to the clinician entrusted with the care of these difficult cases. Success depends on a comprehensive understanding of the anatomy of this region. Further, the clinician must be able to apply anatomic knowledge to clinical presentation to derive effective treatment. In part one of this course the anatomy of the scalene triangle and...
THERAPY NETWORK SEMINARS

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