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Orthopedic Case Studies of the Shoulder

presented by Eric Robertson and Jodi Young

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Shoulder pain is a common diagnosis seen in outpatient orthopedic clinics. The causes for shoulder pain are varied, and although a particular mechanism of injury may point to one specific diagnosis, it is necessary to appropriately analyze the patient’s symptoms and clinical presentation to determine the accurate physical therapy diagnosis.

Meet Your Instructors

Eric Robertson, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Eric Robertson, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, is the director of Kaiser Permanente Northern California Graduate Physical Therapy Education, and associate professor of clinical physical therapy at the University of Southern California in the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy. Previously he served as assistant professor of physical therapy at Regis University in Denver, Colorado, and…

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Jodi Young, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Jodi Young, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of North Dakota. Jodi is a board certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association and also a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy. She is currently working towards a PhD through the…

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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1. Shoulder Pain and Weakness in an Ice Hockey Player

This course will review the case of a 24-year-old male who presented to a physical therapy clinic with complaints of shoulder pain and weakness after playing ice hockey. The patient was seen by a resident who wanted to present the case to their senior faculty mentors.

2. Differentiation and Management of Subacromial Impingement

This chapter will review the case of a 45-year-old male who works for a painting company presented to physical therapy for left shoulder pain that started one year ago. . The patient was seen by a resident who wanted to present the case to their senior faculty mentors.

3. Shoulder Mobility Impairments: Adhesive Capsulitis

This chapter will review the case of a 40-year-old female who presented to a physical therapy clinic with complaints of pain, stiffness and difficulty washing her hair and dressing. The patient was seen by a resident who wanted to present the case to their senior faculty mentors.

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