The Shoulder Complex: Mechanics, Muscle Function and Exercise

Author / Instructor: Marilyn M. Pink PT, M.B.A., Ph.D.
Profession: Physical Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists
Jurisdiction: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands (U.S.), Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Course Number: 1525
CEU Hours: 1.5
Course Method: Online
Provider: Educata
Amount: $45
Active: Yes

The Shoulder Complex: Mechanics, Muscle Function and ExerciseThis course thoroughly examines the shoulder complex and how mechanics, muscle function and exercise demonstrate the synchrony of the anatomical components of both the muscular and skeletal structures of the shoulder girdle, including the scapula and glenohumeral joints, as well as the muscles utilized to move these joints. Dr. Pink integrates and discusses electromyographic and cadaver data supporting the biomechanical data, and she describes the shoulder in both static and dynamic conditions. The course concludes with a series of electromyographically-proven optimal exercises for the shoulder group.

Goals & Objectives:

At the completion of this lecture, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe the axis of rotation of the humeral head on the glenohumeral complex in the non-pathological shoulder.
  2. Describe the static and dynamic influences on the axis of rotation.
  3. Identify the muscular components of the shoulder, as well as the function of each component that affects the outcome of motion.
  4. Identify the four glenohumeral Protectors and the functional characteristics of each Protector.
  5. Identify the four scapular Pivoters and the functional characteristics of each Pivoter.
  6. Explain why muscular balance at the glenohumeral complex is a myth.

Continuing education credits

This course is acceptable for credit in most states for PTs and PTAs.

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