Contact Hours2 Hours
Thoracic Spine Hypomobility and Shoulder Pathology: A Missing Link?” is a 2 hour webinar designed for PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTAs, & ATCs. This webinar will examine the link between shoulder pain/pathology and thoracic spine mobility. The Thoracic spine is not nearly as mobile as other parts of the spine, however the small amount of range of motion it does have is vital to quality movement of the shoulder. Many throwing athletes have recurring injuries despite diligent strengthening and stretching of the shoulder musculature. If there is not enough mobility in the Thoracic spine then that athlete’s condition is not being fully addressed. This course will discuss ideas and concepts on improving the assessment and treatment of thoracic spine mobility as it relates to shoulder injuries.
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Identify the anatomy & biomechanics of the shoulder
- Identify the anatomy & biomechanics of the thoracic spine.
- Identify methods to assess thoracic spine mobility.
- Recognize techniques to apply foam roller to increase mobility in the thoracic spine.
- Recognize various manual techniques to increase mobility in the thoracic spine.
Approved in my State?
as Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
as Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
as Certified Athletic Trainers
as CSCS / CPT
Satisfactory completion of this course will require the participant to complete a 10 question post-test with a minimum passing score of 70%.