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The Shoulder: Traumatic and Post Operative Injuries

presented by Lenny Macrina

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All too often in sports, athletes experience acute injury. This course provides an introduction into the most common acute and post-operative injuries to the shoulder joint. By presenting an evidence-based look at the most beneficial rehabilitation strategies and progression for rotator cuff repair, SLAP repair, and AC separation; this course prepares the sports therapist to easily approach any of these conditions in their practice. Lenny Macrina discusses the evaluation, treatment and progression of patients following an acute injury or post-operatively to the shoulder joint. A brief synopsis of the anatomy, biomechanics, and progression will be discussed in lecture and in case format. In addition, the course discusses rehabilitation program design to safely and systematically return patients to their maximal functional capacity. Experience the course material through motion graphics, interactive case studies, demonstrations, and informative lectures.

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. Rotator Cuff Repair

    1. Rotator Cuff Repair

    Lenny Macrina seeks to provide an extensive introduction to rotator cuff repairs by discussing rehabilitation, biomechanics, testing, protocols, treatments, and a review of the literature. This dynamic chapter presents an in-depth lecture, comprehensive demonstration, and application of course materials through a case study.

  2. SLAP Repair

    2. SLAP Repair

    What are the most important post-operative considerations for SLAP repair? This chapter provides an essential, evidence-based look at the most beneficial rehabilitation and strategies for SLAP repairs. The chapter concludes with a case study that demonstrates hands-on evaluation components for the post-operative SLAP repair patients.

  3. AC Separation

    3. AC Separation

    This chapter concludes by exploring one final common injury: AC separation or sprain. By providing detailed coverage of the anatomy, mechanism of injury, examination, and classifications, Lenny Macrina prepares the participant to critically approach a case study in preparation for treating the condition in practice.