presented by Lenny Macrina, MSPT, SCS, CSCS
Lenny Macrina, MSPT, SCS, CSCS
Leonard (Lenny) Macrina, MSPT, SCS, CSCS, is the cofounder and director of physical therapy at Champion Physical Therapy and Performance in Waltham, Massachusetts. 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…Read full bio
1. Relevant Anatomy Overview
This chapter includes a brief overview of the functional anatomy of the shoulder complex. It is critical that the clinician fully grasp the anatomical structures and how they apply to the rehabilitation concepts later presented.
2. Glenohumeral Joint Stability
This chapter highlights the concepts of static and dynamic stability that aid in normal glenohumeral function. Muscle force couples are also presented to educate the clinician on what structures may be affected when a patient presents with a shoulder injury.
3. Biomechanics Overview
This chapter will discuss biomechanics and how they apply to the evaluation of a patient presenting with a shoulder injury. The fundamentals of a good shoulder exam are presented to aid the clinician in decision-making.
4. Creating an Evidence-Based Rehab Program
This chapter discusses the relevant research that the clinician may use when constructing a rehabilitation program for shoulder patients. Understanding and interpreting the best available evidence aids the clinician in developing a safe and effective rehab program.
5. Biomechanics and Implementation of Shoulder Rehabilitation
This chapter discusses the specific exercises that are recommended based on the available research and the instructor’s experience as a sports physical therapist. A historical perspective of all of the research that culminates in a shoulder rehabilitation program can aid the clinician and help guide the patient’s plan of care. The ultimate goal is to create the safest and most effective rehabilitation program.
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