Comprehensive Treatment of the Shoulder

Course Description

​This course shows the clinician an entirely new and unique way to treat the shoulder girdle complex. It focuses on the concept of hypo-hyper compensation. While symptoms in the shoulder are commonly in the glenohumeral joint, the driver of the symptoms is commonly elsewhere in the shoulder girdle complex. The class incorporates joint mobilization in ways not often shown along with myofascial release, taping techniques and a fresh way to look at muscle re-education and strengthening of the shoulder. 

As with all of our manual therapy courses, this seminar will follow a progression of principles and reinforce them throughout the 16 hours, is at least 75% hands-on lab, and will give the clinician hands-on skills they use immediately upon their return to the clinical setting.

Shoulder Schedule

Course Objectives

At the completion of this seminar, the participant will be able to:

  • Accurately describe anatomical structures covered in the manual and their application to shoulder joint complex mechanics, shoulder movement and shoulder dysfunction
  • Accurately describe the treatment concepts for shoulder joint mobilizations and myofascial release of the shoulder as discussed in the manual
  • State the 5 treatment principles for shoulder taping
  • Independently discuss strengthening and movement re-education
  • Demonstrate each of the 8 joint mobilizations, 5 taping techniques, and 7 myofascial release techniques  as shown in the course manual with proficiency and skill

 

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to a comprehensive approach to treatment of the shoulder
  • Overview of anatomy of the shoulder complex and its effect on mobs, MFR, etc
  • Introduction and review of the concepts of functional joint mobilization, MFR, joint taping and muscular re-education
  • Mobilization: S-C joint, A-C joint, scap-thor joint, G-H joint
  • MFR: Crossed-hand techniques, extremity release techniques, cervical-thoracic releases, scar releases
  • Taping: posterior humeral head relocation, MDI stabilization, UT inhibition, LT facilitation, A-C joint stabilization
  • Muscular re-education of the shoulder complex
  • Application to specific clinical situations

Course Instructors

Mike Antal

MPT, CIMT, CSCS


Mike received his Masters in Physical Therapy from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan in 1997. He has also received his CIMT through Great Lakes Seminars and his CSCS through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Mike is currently the director of an outpatient orthopedic clinic treating a variety of orthopedic dysfunctions with specialization in post-surgical orthopedic rehabilitation. Mike employs a diverse treatment approach utilizing a combination of joint mobilization techniques, muscle energy and myofascial release. He joined the Great Lakes Seminars team in 2006 after taking a number of the GLS courses and experiencing the effectiveness of these techniques with his patients. He continues to expand his knowledge in manual therapy through teaching and continuing education courses.

Mike Antal

Course Outline

Saturday


7:30am

Continental Breakfast

8:00am

Lecture: Introduction to a comprehensive approach to treatment of the shoulder

9:00am

Lecture: Overview of anatomy of the shoulder complex and its effect on Mobs, MFR, etc.

10:00am

Lecture: Introduction and review of the concepts of functional joint mobilization, MFR, joint taping and muscular re-education

11:00am

Lab: Mobilization: S-C joint, Upslips

12:00pm

Lunch (on your own)

1:00pm

Lab: Mobilization: A-C joint and scap-thor joint

3:00pm

Lab: Mobilization: GH Joint, 1st Rib, T-Spine

5:00pm

Review of Evidence-Based Literature for today’s topics

5:30pm

Adjourn

Sunday


7:30am

Continental Breakfast

8:00am

Lab: Crossed-hand techniques, extremity release techniques

10:15am

Lab: MFR: Cervical-thoracic releases

12:00pm

Lunch

1:00pm

Lab: Taping: MDI, UT inhibition, LT facilitation, A-C joint stabilization

2:00pm

Lecture: Muscular re-education of the shoulder complex

3:15pm

Lab: Speed mobilizations

4:00pm

Lab: Application to specific clinical situations

4:30pm

Review of Evidence-Based Literature for today’s topics

5:00pm

Adjourn

Course PDF

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