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Shoulder Instability in Athletes - Is it Too Loose?



2 CEHs
This course would consider the continuum of shoulder instability ranging from those athletes with surgical stabilization needs to those athletes with microinstability concerns such as impingement. Initial discussion would center on the role of the related anatomy, the classification of subluxations/dislocations, the typical surgical procedures, and the philosophy of rehabilitation that begins with isolation and progresses to integration. The concepts of AMBRI and TUUBS would also be presented to the attendee. It would present the challenges of returning the athlete to the playing fields/courts including outcomes like rate of recurrence and rates of return to previous levels. It would highlight return to play testing in the literature in addition to a review of common rehab practices. There would also be discussion of more novel concepts to include when working with athletes dealing with shoulder instability (such as rebound control, speed of contractions, Tspine involvement, use of slosh pipes and kettlebells).
1. Attendee will be able to articulate the differences in shoulder pathologies as they range from micro instability to full dislocations.
2. Attendee will be able to develop appropriate rehabilitation programs and exercises for athletes with shoulder dysfunction ranging from initial care to return to play.
3. Attendee will develop an understanding of the virtues and limitations of current return to play testing in regards to upper extremity issues.
4. Attendee will be able to identify the differences in AMBRI and TUUBS classifications of shoulder instability patients