Management of Adhesive CapsulitisCourse: #2615 2 Hours Level: Intermediate
Adhesive Capsulitis is characterized by a painful, gradual loss of motion which may lead to significant functional limitations. This session will review the epidemiology, classification, and differential diagnosis associated with adhesive Capsulitis. Current evidence related to conservative physical therapy management utilizing exercise and joint mobilization will also be reviewed. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and athletic training and is appropriate for the PT, PTA and AT.
Editor's Note: Regarding Pennsylvania credits, this course is approved by the PA State Board of Physical Therapy for 2 hours of general CE credit from 4/27/2017-12/31/2018.
Course created on January 27, 2017
- The participant will be able to describe at least 3 anatomical and at least 3 pathophysiological changes that occur with adhesive capsulitis.
- The participant will be able to list at least three of the associated stages of adhesive capsulitis and the signs and symptoms of each stage.
- The participant will be able to outline the clinical presentation of adhesive capsulitis and associated differential diagnosis considerations.
- The participant will be able to list at least 5 treatment strategies based on patient classification and irritability level.
- The participant will be able to develop an evidence-based treatment program for patients with adhesive capsulitis.
|0-5 Minutes||Background & review of learner outcomes|
|5-35 Minutes||Etiology & pathology|
|35-50 Minutes||Patient classification|
|65-105 Minutes||Evidence-Based treatment interventions|
|105-115 Minutes||Patient case|
|115-120 Minutes||Q and A, summary|
David Nolan, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, SCS, CSCS
David is a Clinical Specialist at Mass General Sports Physical Therapy and the Director of the MGH / Northeastern University Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program. He received a Bachelors of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in 1997 and completed his Masters of Science degree with an Orthopedic Specialization and Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professionals in 2007. During his graduate studies, he was awarded the Barbara Adams Fellow Award for his leadership and dedication to the profession.
Dr. Nolan is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and Sports Clinical Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. David is also an Associate Clinical Professor at Northeastern University in the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences as well as a Graduate Lecturer in the College of Professional Studies in the transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Northeastern University.
David has lectured nationally on running related injury, functional biomechanics, gait and lower quarter dysfunction. He is a past recipient of the “Excellence in Clinical Teaching” award from the New England Consortium of Academic Coordinators of Clinical Education. Dr. Nolan was also presented with the 2016 award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Practice by the Massachusetts Chapter of the APTA.
His research has focused on the impact of abnormal biomechanics on injury in an orthopedic population. David’s areas of expertise include sports medicine, orthopedics, and manual therapy. He evaluates and treats patients with a wide range of musculoskeletal diagnoses and utilizes video analysis to assist in biomechanical evaluation and patient education. He coordinates physical therapy care at the finish line of the Boston Marathon and works extensively with athletes at all levels, elite runners, and professional dancers.
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