Evaluation of the Shoulder for the OT and Management of Rotator Cuff Related Pain
PT, MS, DPT, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT
Course Length: 4.0 contact hours (.4 AOTA CEU)
PRIMARY Presentation Category: Adults/Physical Rehabilitation
Intended Audience: Introductory
Evaluation of the Shoulder Complex for the OT and Application to Occupation-Based Practice Lab: Includes Practicing Palpation/ Special Tests Management of Rotator Cuff Related Pain Lab: Includes Manual Therapy and Exercise Strategies Categories: Occupational Therapy Service Delivery; Foundational Knowledge
Evaluation of the Shoulder Complex for the OT
Lab: Includes Practicing Palpation/ Special Tests
Management of Rotator Cuff Related Pain
Lab: Includes Manual Therapy and Exercise Strategies
Part I: Shoulder Evaluation the participant will be able to:
- Identify: common shoulder problems in the adult
- List: Key components of a subjective/objective examination of the shoulder
- Select: special tests/special test clusters for common shoulder injuries
Part II: Management of Rotator Cuff Related Pain
- Explain the spectrum of rotator cuff related pain: impingement to complete rotator cuff tears
- Describe Scapular Tests to be able to be utilized for clinical decision making for intervention of patients with rotator cuff related pain
- Define Specific Manual and Specific exercise interventions for rotator cuff related pain and adhesive capsulitis
Shoulder pathology is a commonly encountered problem for OT’s especially when they are aiding a patient to improve IADL’s which include reaching, lifting, and dressing activities. This presentation will enhance the OT’s knowledge in examination of the shoulder and conservative management for rotator cuff related pain.
Company Affiliated With: St Lukes Medical Center; contracted faculty for Evidence in Motion.
Financial Disclosure e.g. Employee of: St Lukes Medical Center
Sydney Schoensee, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT is board certified orthopedic and sports specialist. She has over 37 years of experience. She currently practices at St Luke’s McCall and has worked closely with occupational therapists in multiple settings. She has also completed a Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Therapy. Her focus is on rehabilitation of orthopedic and sports-related injuries for all ages. Sydney also serves on the faculty of St. Luke’s Physical Therapy Sports Residency Program. She also serves as Faculty for Evidence in Motion teaching and mentoring residents and Fellows in Training. She has publications in peer reviewed journals. Her passion lies in treating and empowering her patients to their highest ability levels. In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor recreation with her husband Phil and three grown children.