How the Shoulder Really Works

This is a Non CE Course
with a duration of 1 Hour(s)

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Lesson Plan

Through this webinar, we will take a look at the shoulder anatomy and functional demands to create an understanding of how the shoulder works dynamically with the scapula and thoracic spine. The webinar will discuss foundational principles of the shoulder, evaluation strategies, and a progressive exercise program that you can integrate with your clients immediately.

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  • Describe how to evaluate the shoulder, scapula, and thoracic spine.
  • Discuss the rehab continuum for the shoulder – what to do and when to do it.
  • Name high tech methods and taping strategies for intervention.
  • Develop exercise progressions and interventions that work and transfer to less pain and better performance.
  • Utilize focused biomechanics that make a lasting impact on clients’ outcome and overall experience.

Course Outline: (1 hour) Click HERE to view Continuing Approval Information
Objectives / Outline, common shoulder pathology
Shoulder Anatomy
What is the primary nature of shoulder pathology?
Joint By Joint
Performance Continuum Pain, Motion, Strength, Speed, Performance
Develop Thoracic Mobility (Exercise demonstration)
Develop Strength (Exercise demonstration)

Duration: 1 hour


Tony Mikla, PTTony Mikla, PT

Tony Mikla is a sports physical therapist and performance coach. He is the owner and President of KIME Human Performance Institute in Sacramento, CA. The practice is dedicated to the improvement of his clients’ performance in life and on the field. Dr. Mikla speaks and teaches nationally on sports physical therapy and is active in research having published multiple papers in international journals. He previously served as the Physical Therapy Manager at the world renowned EXOS in Phoenix, AZ, working with best athletes in the world. He is adjunct faculty in PT at Sacramento State University and Northern AZ University. In 2015, Tony was named a finalist for the NSCA Sports Medicine Specialist of the year.

How the Shoulder Really Works