Seminar Detail

Treating the Shoulder Complex
Treating the Shoulder Complex


When:  Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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Get the solutions for several shoulder complex pathologies in this insightful and important 6 hour seminar. Review and practice unique assessment tests to help you with early recognition of various pathologies. Improve treatment for your clients by examining the best evidence-based practices for conservative and post-op management, and by practicing glenohumeral and scapulothoracic mobilization techniques. Gain new tips and techniques you can implement tomorrow for:

  • Rotator Cuff Tears

  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

  • Anterior Glenohumeral Instability

  • SLAP Lesions

  • Adhesive Capsulitis

  • Thoracic Outlet Compression Syndrome

  • Shoulder Arthroplasties

  • Identify the etiology of common shoulder complex pathologies and identify possible anatomic and other etiologic factors

  • Review which special tests should be used to identify complex shoulder pathologies and be able to apply these tests effectively

  • Determine which patients are appropriate candidates for conservative or should be referred for assessment as surgical candidates

  • Utilize effective mobilization techniques for a variety of shoulder conditions

  • Devise an appropriate treatment plan and enable effective patient intervention based on clinical findings

  • Physical Therapists

  • Physical Therapist Assistants

  • Occupational Therapists

  • Occupational Therapy Assistants

  • Athletic Trainers

  • Strength and Conditioning Specialists

  • Orthopedic Nurses

What You Should Bring:

  • Participants should wear sleeveless shirts for the lab portion of the course.


CHAD THOMPSON, PT, DPT, CEAS, has directed the Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team (KORT), Georgetown, Kentucky location since 2003 and practiced outpatient physical therapy since 1997. During that time, he earned the APTA Board Certified Specialists in Orthopedics. Dr. Thompson has over 25 years of experience working with total joint patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He has written treatment protocols for the rehabilitation of acute post-operative spinal and extremity patients. Dr. Thompson has devoted his career to providing patients with impairment-based exercise programs for the prevention disability and loss of functional independence. 

In addition to his therapy experience, Dr. Thompson is a clinical instructor for the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville, and assists in supervising the Samaritan Free Clinic. This clinic allows students to assess and treat underserved patients under supervision of a PT. He has spoken professionally on mobilization and treatment of low back pain, and taught body mechanics and orthotic fabrication as well as prescription programs. Dr. Thompson graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1997 with a Master’s in Physical Therapy and a Bachelor’s of Health Science and received a Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2006 from Regis
University, Colorado. He holds certifications in Functional Capacity Examination from Select
Medical Corporation, and Isherhagen Workwell Systems. He is certified to perform Work Task
and Job Analysis by Work Steps™ and the Atlanta Back School, holding a Certification as an
Ergonomic Assessment Specialist.

Full Disclosure:
Financial: Receives a speaking honorarium from Vyne Education.
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

Athletic Trainers
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Vyne Education, LLC. is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. BOC Approved Provider #P3097. 6 CEUs will be awarded.

Vyne Education, LLC. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This course is offered for 6 contact hours.

Nurses: California
Vyne Education, LLC. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 16668, for 7.2 contact hours. Full attendance is required to receive credit, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded.

Nurses: Florida
Vyne Education, LLC. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing, provider #50-466. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.

Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants
Vyne Education, LLC. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course is offered for 0.6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Intermediate, Category 1: Domain of OT, 2: Occupational Therapy Process.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: Maryland: This program has been submitted to the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for pre-approval of 0.6 continuing education hours.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: New Jersey: This program has been submitted for 6 continuing education credits to the New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: Pennsylvania: This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for a total of 6 contact hours of which 0 hours have been approved for Direct Access. PA Board Approval #PTCE013013.

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: West Virginia - Credit Available Until: 10/20/2018
This program has been approved by the West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy for 6 Continuing Education hours (Approval #CCE-F18-14). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply that the WV Board of Physical Therapy supports the views of the presenter or sponsor.

Other Professions
This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.

Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.

All Professionals: In order to process continuing education, please bring the appropriate license/certification number to the seminar.

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Amended Certificates: Please note that the credit hours listed above are offered by Vyne Education and/or boards/associations for a full day's attendance. In the event of late arrival and/or early departure, amended certificates indicating the actual number of credit hours earned will be provided upon calling Vyne Education.

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