Presenter: Mike Cricchio, MBA, OT/L, CHT
Format: 45 minutes presentation. 15 minutes Q&A
This presentation will review current literature relating to scapulothoracic and glenohumeral conditioning exercises. The author will assist occupational and physical therapists in prioritizing exercises for a shoulder conditioning program based on a narrative review of twenty-two electromyographical (EMG) studies of the shoulder. The review of these articles will outline an evidence-based approach to conditioning the shoulder girdle based on anatomy, biomechanics, and EMG studies of the shoulder.
At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:
- Recite the role and function of the rotator cuff and periscapular muscles.
- Understand how to design a shoulder exercise program that yields a balance between rotator cuff and periscapular strength.
- Create a custom, diagnosis-based, shoulder exercise program that yields a balance between rotator cuff and periscapular strength.
- Break down the components of scapula dysfunction and implement corrective exercise prescription.
- Verbally support and justify clinical rationale for the selection of rotator cuff and periscapular exercise.
Presented by Mike Cricchio, MBA, OT/L, CHT
Originally presented July 2012
Duration: One hour
CE Credit: 1 continuing education hour, or 0.1 CEU
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