Shoulder Rehabilitation Course

​​​​​​​​​​​​Tambra Marik, OTR/L, OTD, CHT returns to present, “Putting the FUNction into Shoulder Rehabilitation Concepts/Make Enthusiasm a Component of Your Skillset!“.   Feedback from Tambra’s courses are exceptional.  As always, Tambra gives you strategies to use immediately upon returning to your clinic.

Putting the FUNction into Shoulder Rehabilitation Concepts
Make Enthusiasm a Component of Your Skillset!

Presenter:             Tambra Marik, OTR/L, OTD, CHT
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Contact Hours:  7
Who should attend?:  This course is appropriate for occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, physical therapists, and physical therapy assistants with all levels of experience. ​​

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Putting the FUNction into Shoulder Rehabilitation Concepts
Make Enthusiasm a Component of Your Skillset!

This all in one comprehensive upper extremity rehabilitation course will incorporate rehabilitation concepts with an emphasis on meaningful activities. Theoretical constructs and evidence based techniques will be provided for upper extremity assessments and interventions.  Participants will refresh their therapeutic skills while reviewing their anatomical foundation to transform their knowledge into functional clinical interventions.  Therapist will learn and/or refresh their skills with varying therapeutic taping techniques, proprioceptive & mirror imagery principles, mobilizations skills, and identify posture mal-alignments for individualized exercise prescription.  Therapists are expected to gain some new innovative therapy ideas after completing this course.  This course is designed for therapists to plant their passion for rehabilitation into clinical practice while learning in a fun and informative environment.

Start with a Strong Foundation (7.0 hours CEU) Shoulder Rehabilitation

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe proper upper quadrant biomechanics for functional movement patterns versus faulty movement patterns.
  2. Detect capsular restraints.
  3. Identify clinical significant testing techniques for common shoulder and elbow conditions.
  4. Implement a functional exercise program for patients with upper extremity pathology.
  5. Recognize and apply specific taping techniques for joint support, muscle inhibition and facilitation, and posture awareness.
  6. Implement upper extremity exercises that include holistic approach to functional movement patterns.
  7. Differentiate between types of therapeutic taping and their appropriate application principles.

Shoulder Course Outline:

8:00 am to 4:30 pm

8:00 am to 12:30 pm

I.  Shoulder Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics

A. Contributions of dynamic and static stabilizers in healthy shoulders vs.

movements of individuals with shoulder pathology

1.  Instabilities of the glenohumeral joint and clavicular joints


* Assessment, etiology, conservative and post-surgical guidelines for exercise and proprioceptive activities

* Acromioclavicular and sternoclavicular mobilizations

B. Posture and motor recruitment effects on shoulder pathology


* Shoulder girdle posture assessment and movement patterns

 C.  Tendinopathies of the shoulder

1. Impingement and rotator cuff lesions

a. Evaluation, etiology, movement patterns, conservative and post-

surgical guidelines, mobilizations, therapeutic exercises

D. Nerve compressions of the shoulder girdle

1. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (including cervical compression of neuro-vascular

bundle) & peripherial nerve compressions

a. Etiology, assessment and treatment guidelines

1:00 pm to 4:30 pm (*Please note: Lunch is scheduled for 1/2 hour)

II. Interventions for Shoulder Pathology


* Posture exercise programming for improving stability, mobility, and functional movement

* Glenohumeral emphasizing improving external and internal rotation range of motion deficits and scapulo-thoracic mobilizations

* Neuromuscular training

* Exercises with guidelines for progressions

III. Beyond the shoulder

A. Core and thoracic spine

a. Assessment and treatment suggestions


* Core and thoracic spine assessment

* Exercise and activity for the upper quadrant

IV. Post-surgical guidelines for shoulder replacements

V. Wrap up question and answer session

BIO: Shoulder Rehabilitation Course Instructor Tambra Marik, OTR/L, OTD, CHT

    Presenter:  Tambra Marik, OTR/L, OTD, CHT, is a licensed Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist, and Doctor of Occupational Therapy. Dr. Marik has over 15 years of experience with specialization in assessment, treatment and reha­bilitation of the upper extremity emphasizing evidence-based interventions combined with practical clinical application. Her training includes manual techniques combined with… Continue reading BIO: Shoulder Rehabilitation Course Instructor Tambra Marik, OTR/L, OTD, CHT