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The Hemiplegic Shoulder: Practical Assessment and Intervention Strategies

presented by J.J. Mowder-Tinney, PT, PhD, NCS, C/NDT, CSRS, CEEAA

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Financial: J.J. Mowder-Tinney receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: J.J. Mowder-Tinney has no competing non-financial 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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The management of individuals with shoulder dysfunction often challenges even the most experienced clinician. Performing a comprehensive evaluation of patients with the hemiplegic shoulder can enhance the quality and efficiency of patient care while also indicating the most appropriate and effective treatment choices. In this course by J.J. Mowder-Tinney, PT, PhD, NCS, C/NDT, CSRS, participants will integrate biomechanical assessment and clinical problem solving skills in order to prioritize impairments of differing patient presentations and progress a variety of intervention ideas. A mixture of demonstrations will be utilized to allow immediate incorporation into practice. These treatment ideas will include priority stretches, low/high tone, subluxation, pain, and functional activities.

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J.J. Mowder-Tinney, PT, PhD, NCS, C/NDT, CSRS, CEEAA

J.J. Mowder-Tinney received her Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Colorado Boulder and her Master of Science in physical therapy from the University of Miami in Florida. She completed her doctorate in physical therapy at Nova Southeastern University. She has almost 25 years of experience in a multitude of clinical settings, with…

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

1. Anatomy Review

Identify key landmarks in the musculoskeletal anatomy of the shoulder. Outline the function of key shoulder muscles in relation to patient rehabilitation.

2. Shoulder Pain

Identify the common etiology of pain in the hemiplegic shoulder. Connect evaluative findings to potential pathology in the hemiplegic shoulder. Outline the common spasticity findings in patients with a hemiplegic shoulder.

3. Comprehensive Assessment

Discuss a comprehensive assessment of the primary impairments of the hemiplegic shoulder . Describe the normal alignment of the scapula. Describe a common outcome measure for spasticity.

4. Standardized Outcome Measures

Outline common standardized outcome measures that can be used with patients that have a hemiplegic shoulder. Compare and contrast standardized outcome measures to assess arm function based on setting, evidence, and effectiveness.

5. Evidence Based Interventions

Describe options for evidence based interventions for rehabilitation of the UE. Evaluate a patient case and determine the most appropriate treatment intervention for that patient.

6. Interventions for the Upper Extremity

Identify various intervention implementation for rehabilitation based on a variety of impairments including pain, low tone, high tone, and functional training.

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