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Rotator Cuff and Labral Pathology: Presentation and Post-Operative Rehabilitation

presented by Lenny Macrina

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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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In this course, Lenny Macrina will teach learners about post-operative rehabilitation for common shoulder pathologies. SLAP lesions, rotator cuff tears, and Bankart repairs will be covered. For each pathology, Lenny discusses relevant anatomy, mechanism of injury, common clinical presentation, operative procedures, post-op guidelines, and rehabilitation protocols. Current research and evidence in support of the techniques discussed will be presented throughout the course.

Meet Your Instructor

Lenny Macrina, MSPT, SCS, CSCS

Leonard (Lenny) Macrina, MSPT, SCS, CSCS, is the Co-Founder and Director of Physical Therapy at Champion Physical Therapy and Performance in Waltham, MA. He received his Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Boston University. He has been teaching continuing education courses on shoulder rehabilitation and presenting at conferences around the United States since 2006. Lenny’s…

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1. Introduction

Lenny Macrina introduces the course, and provides an overview of the rotator cuff and labral pathologies that will be covered.

2. SLAP Lesions

Review the anatomy of the glenoid labrum and understand the mechanisms of injury for SLAP lesions. Understand the typical presentation of patients with SLAP lesions, and common tests to perform in the examination of such patients. Learn the post-op guidelines to follow and proper rehabilitation protocols for patients recovering from SLAP repair. You will go through each stage of rehabilitation for such patients on a week-by-week basis, and current research will be presented.

3. RTC Tears

Review rotator cuff anatomy and the common tests to perform on patients with a suspected rotator cuff tear. Understand the important post-op considerations and planning of a rehabilitation program for patients that undergo rotator cuff repair surgery. Learn about the implementation of rehabilitation programs for post-op rotator cuff repair patients, as well as the evidence and current research behind these protocols.

4. Shoulder Instability and Bankart Repairs

Review shoulder instability and the various surgical options for patients with instability, as well as the concominant procedures that can be performed. Bankart repairs in particular are examined, and learners will understand the post-op guidelines for such patients. Learn about the rehabilitation of patients with shoulder instability, including the protocols for patients following a Bankart repair surgery. Current evidence in support of this information is presented.

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