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Shoulder Instability: Anterior, Posterior, and Multidirectional

presented by Lenny Macrina

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Anterior, posterior, and multidirectional shoulder instability can affect many different types of athletes and requires the therapist to understand best practices for each specific treatment and rehabilitation. This course provides participants with advances in examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment strategies for patients with glenohumeral instability. Expect to learn innovative and creative treatment interventions from Lenny Macrina through his insightful lectures, which emphasize suggested treatment protocols and outcome measures. The dynamic case studies presented facilitate effective treatment. Join Macrina as he provides a comprehensive overview of shoulder instability to prepare those treating shoulder conditions and those taking the SCS examination.

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 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.

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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  1. Glenohumoral Joint Instability

    1. Glenohumoral Joint Instability

    This chapter provides a comprehensive background on the basis of biomechanical function for the glenohumoral joint. Lenny Macrina discusses important concepts such as static stability, glenohumoral anatomy and mechanics, and the biomechanics of rehabilitation.

  2. Shoulder Instability

    2. Shoulder Instability

    Join Lenny Macrina as he traverses the realm of shoulder instability and pathology. Key factors, different types of instability, and classifications of instability provide a solid working knowledge of what can go wrong with an unstable shoulder.

  3. Types of Instability and Treatment

    3. Types of Instability and Treatment

    Lenny Macrina delves into treatment and rehabilitation by first asking the question, what about immobilization? He then covers surgical interventions, rehabilitation following stabilization, and finishes with important post-operative principles.

  4. Case Studies

    4. Case Studies

    Three case studies are presented to test your knowledge and provide practical application of the information and theory in this course. Gain experience in case questions and examples in this final chapter.