Shoulder and Knee- Complex Understanding for Simple Solutions


Shoulder and Knee- Complex Understanding for Simple Solutions


October 19-20, 2019
Instructors: Erik Meira and Adam Meakins

Course Description: 

The Shoulder w/ Adam:
Do you want a way to manage shoulder problems that DOESN’T promise instant fixes, miracle cures, and magic treatments? Good because you won’t get any of those here! Instead you will get simple, practical, honest ideas and thoughts on how to deal with the common causes of shoulder pain.

This fast paced, info packed day is designed for ALL therapists who want a simplified, effective, and evidence based approach to painful shoulder assessment and treatment. It is designed to cut through the confusing and conflicting research and condense the many different methods of managing shoulders into one helpful package.

It will be informative, informal, and fun with plenty of helpful ideas and tips that you can put into practice immediately.

The Knee w/ Erik:
This day will explore the complexity of human movement and how it applies to the knee. Topics including patellar tendinopathies, ligamentous injuries, meniscal tears, and patellofemoral pain (PFP) will be discussed. There will also be extensive exploration of postoperative management and return to play strategies for common procedures such as anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) and meniscal repairs.

This complex content will be presented in a way that is simple to understand and even simpler to implement by focusing on key concepts in a hierarchical format.

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Shoulder Objectives:

§  Expose the myths and misconceptions around shoulder anatomy, biomechanics, and pathology

§  Simplify your assessment and management of the commonly encountered shoulder issues

§  Explore the evidence on how best to assess and diagnose the common shoulder issues

§  Examine how best to assess shoulder movement, muscle function, proprioception, and the kinetic chain

§  Evaluate shoulder rehab exercises and progressions with chances to practice and rehearse ideas


Knee Objectives:

§  Explore the current understanding of the mechanisms of injury in knee injuries

§  Perform a simple screen for athletes that may be at higher risk for knee injury or second injury

§  Describe the most effective programs for reducing the risk for lower extremity injuries

§  Focus on primary goals of postoperative rehabilitation to maximize return to sport function

§  Develop a targeted and streamlined exercise progression for maximal benefit

§  Consider the complexity of human movement and how it applies to rehabilitation


This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Association for 13 CE Hours. Approval #647-74014

This content is not intended for use by participants outside the scope of their license or regulation.