Mastering the Shoulder.
Advancing Clinical Education.

Mastering the Shoulder Specialty

Level III: Specialty Orthopedics

Course Summary

MTS SPECIALTY courses will begin in 2018 - 2019 

Our Mastering the Shoulder SPECIALTY course completes the MTS series. This course is for all practitioners wanting to learn integrated upper quadrant rehabilitation including a comprehensive cervical exercise program and offering many specialty topics of the shoulder. 

Specific therapeutic exercise progressions will be taught for the cervical spine along with specialty topics involving neurovascular, sports specific and post surgical shoulder disorders. Several intergrated case studies are a feature of this course to help combine information from all three courses.

Mastering the Shoulder SPECIALTY covers manual therapy, cervical spine management and expert shoulder topics:

Indepth practical sessions, challenging Integrated Case Studies (III-V) and some special extras! 
Specialty certification will be made available after the completion of this course. 

Prerequisites

Completion of the Mastering the Shoulder ADVANCED course.

Who Can Attend ?

All Physiotherapists
Sports Physicians
Occupational Therapists
Athletic Therapists

Chiropractors
Osteopaths
Kinesiologists
 

Course Fees 2018 / 19

Early Bird* Regular
TBA TBA


*Early Bird pricing in effect until 30 days prior to the event unless otherwise noted.

Register here for Level III

Topics at a Glance

Day 1

Upper Quadrant Manual Therapy
Cervical Stability Training
Post Surgical Complications
Neurovascular Disorders

Day 2

Clavicle Fractures / AC & SC Disorders
The Athletic Shoulder
Post Surgical Shoulder Protocols
Integrated Case Studies III-V

Full Course Outline

DAY I - Mastering the Shoulder SPECIALTY - Level III: Specialty Orthopedics

8:30 am Registration
9:00 am
Manual Therapy techniques for the Upper Quadrant
  • Suggested techniques from the manual therapy experts
  • Clinical application and precautions / contraindications
  • Practical session throughout demonstration / application
10:00 am Q & A session - Manual therapy techniques
10:15 am Break
10:30 am
Cervical Stability Training Part I
  • A clinical review of the evidence for cervical stability training
  • Key structures of the neck generating somatic / radicular shoulder pain
  • Specific movement techniques and practice cues
  • Key exercise strategies for the cervical spine
11:30 am Cervical Stability Training Part I - Practical
12:30 pm Lunch Break
1:30 pm
Post - Surgical Complications of the Shoulder
  • Cuff repair complications
  • Bankart and Laterjet repairs
  • AC stabilization
  • TSA / rTSA
2:15 pm
Neurovascular disorders of the Shoulder
  • Identify signs and symptoms of neurovascular disorders
  • Discussions regarding TOS and brachial neuritis / plexus disorders
  • Subclavian, axillary and circumflex occlusions
  • Managing pain and expectations with neurovascular issues
3:00 pm Break
3:15 pm
Integrated Case Studies III - Complex Shoulder Disorders
  • Case study challenge involving a complex shoulder disorder
4:00 pm Break
4:15 pm
Integrated Case Studies IV - Chronic Shoulder Disorders
  • Case study challenge involving a chronic shoulder disorder
5:00 pm Finish

 

DAY II - Mastering the Shoulder SPECIALTY - Level III: Specialty Orthopedics

8:30 am Registration
9:00 am
Clavicle injuries, SC and AC joint problems
  • Review of current practice for clavicle fractures and the role of the rehabilitation expert
  • Learn examination techniques for the SC and AC joints 
  • AC joint management including osteoarthrosis, lysis and synovitis.
  • SC joint disorders - imaging, rehabilitation, medical and surgical management
9:45 am Q & A - Clavicle injuries, SC and AC joint disorders
10:00 am Break
10:15 am
Cervical Stability Training Part II
  • Further exercise strategies and shoulder integration
  • Solving complex and chronic upper quadrant pain
  • Emerging science for the cervical spine
  • High performance conditioning for the cervical spine
11:15 am Break
11:30 am Practical - Cervical Stability Training Part II
12:30 pm Lunch Break
1:15 pm
The Athletic Shoulder - sports specific injuries
  • The athletic shoulder - specific injuries in climbing, racquet, water, combat sports and more
  • The throwing athlete - specific injuires in throwing sports
  • Imaging issues, the adolescent athlete and the weekend warrior
2:00 pm Q & A Session - The Athletic Shoulder
2:15 pm Break
2:30 pm
Surgical Protocols - Common Pitfalls and Improvements
  • Review of current recommendations for avoiding post surgical complications
  • Managing post surgical outcomes and surgical communication
  • Post surgery rehabilitation - what improvements can we make?
3:30 pm Q & A Session - Surgical Protocols
3:45 pm Break
4:00 pm
Integrated Case Studies V - Specialty Orthopedic Practice
  • Case study reviewing the clinical reasoning and treatment progressions for a complex upper quadrant disorder
5:00 pm Evaluations / Finish

 

Learning Outcomes

Manual Therapy Techniques for the Upper Quadrant

Cervical Stability Training Part I

Post Surgical Complications of the Shoulder

Neurovascular disorders of the Shoulder

Integrated Case Studies III - V

Clavicle injuries, SC and AC joint disorders

Cervical Stability Training Part II

Athletic Shoulder Injuries

Post Surgical Shoulder Protocols

Upcoming Events

Halifax

Mar. 17-18
2018
Mastering the Shoulder Essential Level I

Edmonton / Sherwood Park

Apr. 14-15
2018
Mastering the Shoulder Essential Level I

Ottawa

Apr. 28-29
2018
Mastering the Shoulder Essential Level I

Toronto

May. 26-27
2018
Mastering the Shoulder Advanced Level II

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