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.
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 work has been published in the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, the North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, the Sports Health Journal, and many more. His professional memberships include the APTA Massachusetts Chapter, APTA Sports Physical Therapy Section, American Sports Medicine Institute, and National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Lenny Macrina introduces the course, and provides an overview of the rotator cuff and labral pathologies that will be covered.
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.
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.
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.