Length with Strength: Manual Therapy and Eccentric Exercise for Patients with Shoulder Pain

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Franklin Pierce University
670 N Commercial St
Manchester, NH

Presented by 
Maryclaire Sullivan Capetta, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT and Laurie L. Devaney, PT, MScPT, FAAOMPT

Contact Hours: 6.0
Handouts will be provided electronically

Course Description: This course will include both didactic and laboratory based hands-on instruction in manual techniques to address mobility deficits of the shoulder complex and spine as they relate to shoulder pain and dysfunction. Current evidence for best practice will be presented and serve as the foundation for interventions.


1)     Participants will explain how movement based diagnosis directs intervention for the shoulder complex

2)     Participants will discuss implications of level of irritability in directing intervention for the shoulder complex

3)     Participants will correctly select and perform soft tissue, thrust and non-thrust manipulation, and exercise interventions to improve mobility of the upper quarter

4)     Participants will integrate published clinical practice guidelines for the shoulder and cervical spine into clinical scenarios


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