Shoulder pain affects up to 67% of the population at some point in their lifetime. Although the etiology of shoulder pain is multifactorial, specific impairments such as posterior shoulder tightness have been associated with many of the more common conditions. Generally speaking, PST may be defined as soft tissue restrictions of the posterior shoulder structures. The goal of this continuing education program is to familiarize PTs with the concept of posterior shoulder tightness, including its underlying etiology and biomechanical consequences. The program will present a clinically applicable measurement procedure that may be used to quantify PST. Also, efficacious interventions designed to mitigate PST will be presented that are applicable to both the general and athletic population.
The goal of this continuing education program is to familiarize physical therapists with the concept of posterior shoulder tightness, including its underlying etiology and biomechanical consequences. The program will present a clinically applicable measurement procedure that may be used to quantify PST. Also, efficacious interventions designed to mitigate PST will be presented that are applicable to both the general and athletic population. After you study the information presented here, you will be able to —
- Identify the soft tissue structures responsible for PST.
- Recognize valid and reliable measurement techniques used to quantify PST.
- Recall the biomechanical faults arising from PST.
- Identify common diagnoses attributed to PST.
- Describe interventions designed to address PST.
Gannett Education is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of continuing education for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 10/21/09 to 10/20/15.
This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #GED012010TPTA2012004 for 1/1/2010 to 1/31/2013 and #1601004 for 02/01/13 to 01/31/16 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
Gannett Education is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 11S1770 for 12/01/11 to 12/01/12, 12S2066 for 12/02/12 to 12/02/13), the Florida Physical Therapy Association (approval no. CE110017863 for 01/01/11 to 12/31/11; CP120018035 for 01/01/12 to 12/31/12, CP130019645 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/13); the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for Class 1 Continuing Education Requirement (approval no. 4110 for 12/01/11 to 11/30/12, 4807 for 12/01/12 to 11/30/13); the Pennsylvania Board of Physical Therapy (approval no. PTCE002768 for 01/14/12 to 12/31/12, PTCE003861 for 01/01/13 to 12/31/14); and the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (approval no. 173-2012 for 02/01/12 to 01/31/14). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the Florida Physical Therapy Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
This course has been approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 11/29/11 to 11/29/15 and by the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 12/09/11 to 07/31/13.
The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing Education offerings established by The Illinois Physical Therapy Association (approval no. 437-4102 for 01/01/12 to 01/01/13, 437-4565 for 01/01/13 to 01/01/14). According to the Rules for the Administration of the Illinois Physical Therapy Act (section 13460.61) published by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant applying for re-licensure in Illinois can earn a maximum of 50 percent of their required continuing education hours from self-study. The hours awarded of this course are designated for self-study CE credit.
Other states may accept this course for meetingtheir CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.