Graston Shorts: Applications for Stiff Shoulder

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Lesson Plan

During this online course on Graston Technique Applications for Stiff Shoulder, GT Instructor and Clinical Advisor Jackie Shakar, DPT, MS, PT, OCS, LAT, GTS will review:

  • Pathophysiology of conditions such as adhesive capsulitis and axillary web syndrome
  • Clinical assessments that can identify restricted upper quadrant and shoulder
  • Discuss the mechanisms of effectiveness of manual therapy in light of current evidence for the stiff shoulder
  • IASTM techniques that can target mobility deficits associated with a stiff shoulder

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In order to avoid any potential conflict of interest, all Graston Instructors are hired as independent contractors to teach this course. Graston Instructors are prohibited from maintaining any financial relationship with the manufacturers or suppliers of commercial products used in this course.
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Materials / prerequisite needed: No prerequisite required, no materials required during course.
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Outline: (1:02:46)
Introduction – 5 min
Pathophysiology of Adhesive Capsulitis – 5 min
Pathophysiology of Axillary Web Syndrome – 5 min
Evaluation and assessment principles – 5 min
Video segment assessment, treatment and exercise – 30 min
Q & A 12 min

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Athletic Trainers: WebExercises is an approved provider for the BOC, provider P10199. This course is approved in all states for Athletic Trainers.
Topic: Essential

Physical Therapy Approval for this course: (Pending)
This course has been approved by the Arkansas Board of Physical Therapy. The course abides by regulatory guidelines for continuing education or is approved by virtue of approval by the Arkansas Physical Therapy board.
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Approval Information:
WebExercises is recognized by the PACE program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards. PACE approved providers are accepted by the following Chiropractic State Boards:  Alaska, Connecticut, DC,  Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming.

CCE accredited Chiropractic College:
WebExercises is sponsored by a CCE accredited Chiropractic College, Cleveland University-Kansas City. This course meets the appropriate standards for continuing education and qualifies for 0.5 CEUs (hours) in the following states:
Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Michigan.

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Course Instructor

Jackie Shakar, DPT Jackie Shakar, DPT

Jackie Shakar, DPT, LAT, OCS, LAT, GTS - Jackie has been a licensed physical therapist and athletic trainer for more than 38 years. She currently works in an outpatient facility, and her clinical focuses include a wide spectrum of patients, including those with pelvic pain, geriatrics, endurance athletes, and those experiencing persistent pain. She received her master's degree in physical therapy from Boston University in 1983 and completed her Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in 2011. Jackie is a board-certified orthopedic specialist by the APTA, and she is a full-time professor in the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner, Massachusetts. Jackie is the senior clinical advisor for the Graston Technique(R) and is a member of its instructional team. Jackie utilizes the Graston Technique(R) extensively with her patients at Central Mass PT and Wellness in West Boylston, Massachusetts.

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