Rehabilitation of the Shoulder Joint (6 CEs)

Course Name: Rehabilitation of the Shoulder Joint

Catalog Course # CAT39


This course will prepare students for assisting patients with rehabilitation post shoulder injuries. Topics covered include human anatomy, patient charting, management of patient conditions, physiotherapy (Ultrasound, HV and LV EMS, IFC, Superficial Heat, Cryotherapy, Light Therapy, and Therapeutic Exercise), and documentation of treatment and functional assessment outcomes.

This 6-hour course is broken into 1-hour sections.  All lesson quizzes are multiple choice.  There are 24 possible points for this course.  Each quiz consists of 4 questions designed to test knowledge of the lesson, objectives, and section goals.  Students must successfully answer 3 of the 4 questions correctly to receive a completion for that individual section.  Students must attain an overall score of 18 out of 24, which is equivalent to 75% or better to pass the course.  Students will be allowed to retake each section quiz after re-studying the course material for a minimum of 5 minutes.  Each section has a multiple-choice test, there are 24 possible points for this course.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.    Identify anatomical structures and shoulder joint

2.    Perform and document measurements for both passive and active shoulder ranges of motion (R.O.M) with the use of a goniometer. 

3.    Differentiate between common shoulder injuries

4.    Identify the flags of care and recognize conditions that are contraindicated or require special  precautions for chiropractic treatment and the importance of notifying the doctor

5.    Understand the purpose of notes.

6.    Identify the components of a note (S.O.A.P.) for charting.

7.    Learn how to document procedures and understand how to utilize functional outcome assessments to document medical necessity. 

8.    Creation of a treatment plan and the timeframes for creating and updating OAS and functional improvements.

9.    Understand CPT coding as it pertains to therapeutic exercise.

10.  Perform safely the following modalities/therapy:

a.    Ultrasound (surface and under water)

b.    Electric muscle stimulation (low volt, high volt, interferential current)

c.     Thermal (heat) modalities (hot packs, paraffin)

d.    Cryotherapy (contrast bath, ice pack, ice massage)

e.    Cold laser

f.      Therapeutic exercises that include stretches and strengthening exercises for the shoulder joint.


PACE # 263

CE Broker 20-895413


Price: $99