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Evidence-Informed Treatment of Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

presented by Jennifer T. Dodson, OTD, OTR/L, CHT

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Financial: Jennifer Dodson receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. She has no other relevant financial relationships.

Nonfinancial: Jennifer Dodson has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 49 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 17 Minutes

Therapists often get referrals for shoulder impingement syndrome, a common diagnosis that limits an individual's ability to use their arm with meaningful occupations. They may also receive referrals for diagnoses distal to the shoulder but observe pain in the shoulder when the patient resumes use of the entire upper extremity, or they may be the first to identify shoulder dysfunction. Once a comprehensive evaluation is performed, therapists must choose evidence-informed interventions to address the impairments identified to return patients to meaningful occupations. There are many factors that can contribute to shoulder impingement syndrome, and treatment interventions must be individualized to meet each patient's unique needs. This course will synthesize the literature on treatment interventions and is applicable to therapists at a beginner level.

Meet Your Instructor

Jennifer T. Dodson, OTD, OTR/L, CHT

Jennifer Dodson graduated from the Florida International University occupational therapy program in 1998. She has been practicing outpatient rehabilitation in Jacksonville, Florida, ever since. In 2002, she was honored to be chosen as a fellow for the Evelyn Mackin Hand Therapy Fellowship at the Philadelphia Hand Center. She became a certified hand therapist in 2004.…

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1. Treatment of Soft-Tissue Dysfunction in Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

This chapter introduces manual therapy techniques to address soft tissue that can generate pain in the shoulder, and manual therapy techniques to address pectoralis minor limitations.

2. Evidence-Informed Therapeutic Exercise to Address Scapular Dysfunction

This chapter reviews kinetic chain approach, as well as evidence-informed exercises for periscapular and rotator cuff muscles.

3. Neuromuscular Reeducation Techniques to Address Dynamic Stabilization of the Shoulder

This chapter covers closed-chain exercises, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, and other treatment options in the literature, including taping, dry needling, and cervicothoracic manipulation.

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