The Shoulder – Toronto 2020
The Shoulder: An Integrated Approach
This course is designed for registered therapists and clinicians with diagnostic ability and manual therapy in their scope of practice.
About Dr Maxwell
Michael currently works with a variety of patients including recreational and elite athletes and the non-athlete looking for short and long term strategies to pain resolution and improved function.
His treatment approach includes a variety of treatment "tools" including:
- Soft tissue therapies such as: Active Release Technique, Functional Range Release, Myofascial Release, and Deep Tissue Massage
- Joint manipulation (CMT), graded mobilizations, MWM, etc
- Pain Neuroscence
- Exercise rehabilitation and corrective exercise: Dr. Maxwell has an extensive background in strength and conditioning and medical exercise. He is NCCP Level 1 Weightlifting certified and spent 10 years in the trenches as a strength and conditioning coach, medical exercise specialist, and Kinesiologist, before he became a Chiropractor in 2007.
The objective of this course is to provide the participant with the knowledge and skills necessary to optimally manage common conditions of the shoulder girdle in clinical practice through lecture, discussion, demonstration, and an emphasis on hands on application.
Course Objectives / Outline:
- The current literature pertaining to the anatomy, biomechanics, injury mechanisms, and pathologies of the shoulder girdle
- The rehab continuum - the fundamentals of rehabilitation and the application to the evaluation and management of the shoulder
- The developmental model - mobility, stability and movement pattern retraining from a developmental perspective
- Functional assessment of the shoulder girdle
- The role of orthopedic / provocative testing in the management of shoulder pathology, how to differentiate between treating functional and structural pathology, and how to formulate a management strategy for both
- Understand how to integrate manual therapy and rehab into clinical practice to improve patient outcomes and restore optimum function
Dr. Eugene Lee, DC, FRCCSS(C) & Dr. Anne Maylin-Lee, DC
"What an awesome and inspiring seminar. We benefited from Dr. Maxwell's wealth of knowledge as he integrated different concepts on how to do a comprehensive assessment and treatment for the shoulder. Dr. Maxwell's style is both scientific and intuitive - isn't that what we have always heard what health care is about?! "
PT, MClSc(Manip), BMR(PT), FCAMPT, Dip. Sport PT, CAFCI
"An incredible clinician. Congratulations on an outstanding shoulder course!"
Dr James Grimmet
DC, DNS Certified Practitioner, ART
"I found the DNS bits to be nicely blended into the corrective exercises. Ultimately making the corrective exercises much more effective. I certainly walked away with some clinical gems which to me is a sign of a great seminar. Ultimately making the corrective exercises much more effective."
Anatomy & Function of the Shoulder Complex
A comprehensive, evidence-based, and clinically impactful review of the structure and function of the rotator cuff, capsuloligamentous and capsulolabral complex, rotator interval and biceps reflection pulley system.
Shoulder Complex Kinematics
An overview of ideal kinematics of the glenohumeral, scapulothoracic, acromioclavicular and sternoclavicular joints.
Pathologies, Pathomechanics & Injury Mechanisms
A detailed description of common pathologies of the shoulder, including a contemporary and evidence-based review of primary, secondary, and internal impingement mechanisms and their relevance to the assessment, diagnosis, and management of the shoulder in clinical practice.
Putting It All Together: Understanding Exercises and Injury Mechanisms
An impactful discussion of common exercises and movement patterns and relates them to pathomechanics, positions of provocation & injury mechanisms.
What's Inside? (cont'd)
Evaluation of the Shoulder in Clinical Practice
Dr. Maxwell outlines key components and a conceptual model of patient assessment, including pain mapping and evaluation of tissue, neural, articular, function, performance, system robustness, and imaging.
Management of the Shoulder in Clinical Practice
Dr. Maxwell presents a systematic and evidence-based model of shoulder rehabilitation, including optimal loading strategies, tear management, functional joint centration, and capacity training.
Moving Different in Pain
An update on the effects pain has on movement and muscle activation patterns and their implications on rehabilitation of the shoulder.
Clinical Presentation Based Clinical Decision Making and Principles of a Movement-Based Rehabilitation Practitioner
Current literature on rotator cuff pathology is reviewed and applied to patient presentation-based clinical decision making.
Therapist Directed Mobility, Stability and Motor Control
Dr. Maxwell raises your bull-shit meter as he discusses the mechanisms and effects of manual therapy, and outlines a systematic and evidence-informed approach to integrating manual therapy into shoulder rehabilitation.
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The Shoulder – Toronto 2020