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Treatment of the Shoulder and Knee - NEW EDITION

Clinician: Kevin Wilk


This course addresses one of the most critical opportunities that you face as a clinician.

According to information from the National Center for Health Statistics, each year more than 12 million visits are made to physician offices for knee problems and more than 7.5 millionfor shoulder problems of which 4.1 million were for rotator cuff problems. In 2015, approximately $5 billion was spent on 250,000 ACL injuries alone.

This Shoulder and Knee course is designed to present the most recent and relevant, state of the art information for the treatment of the most unusual and challenging problems of the shoulder and knee joint, things you must know to offer complete, comprehensive treatment options for you patients.

The course provides an evidence based approach to treatment discussing the latest research and more than 600 actual case studies delivered through lecture, demonstration videos, hands-on laboratory sessions, and open discussions.

Attendees will have the opportunity to master new and effective evaluation and treatment techniques and implement them immediately into your practice as you learn from the best.

You will also receive 15 hours of approved CE.

Who should attend?
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Athletic Trainers, Occupational Therapists, M.D.’s


Course App:
The course includes the first-of-its-kind cloud-based resource app available on smartphone, tablet, and personal computer featuring: 

  • More than 1,300 Full Color, Full Screen Slides
  • More than 215 Video’s from the Presentation
  • Full color Anatomical Drawings for Reference
  • Injury Specific Exercise Routines for Sports
  • Downloadable “Course Notes” – Print and Bring Them to the Course to Mark Up
  • In-Service Outline
  • Ongoing information and Updates to the Course
  • Discounts on Related Equipment and Supplies from Course Sponsors
  • First Opportunity for Future Courses at Discounted Pricing
  • Discounted Access to WPTI online Library 30+ CE Hours            

Course Requirements:
This course is 50% hands-on so come dressed to learn. You will need lab clothing: tank top or halter-top to expose the shoulder, and shorts to expose the knee.  Bring a mat (or blanket), a pillow and a large towel for lab table.  Also bring a sense of humor, and your brain for some thoughts!

About Kevin Wilk, PT, DPT:
Kevin E. Wilk served as President of the Sports Section of the APTA from 2007 to 2010 and has trained more than 4,000 professionals through hands-on seminars and spoken to tens of thousands at more than 750 events worldwide.

For the past 30 years, Dr. Wilk has been an active physical therapist, researcher and educator. Kevin is currently Associate Clinical Director for Champion Sports Medicine (a Physiotherapy Facility) in Birmingham, AL.

In addition, he is the Director of Rehabilitative Research at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham and is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy Program at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. Kevin is also the Rehabilitation Consultant for the Tampa Bay Rays Baseball Team.  Dr. Wilk received his physical therapy from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, IL and his DPT from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of HealthCare Professions in Boston, MA.

Kevin Wilk's Current Biography - CV
Shoulder Joint - Bibliography
Knee Joint - Bibliography



You bring a case study to discuss! 

Day 1:  Shoulder Joint  

  • Hot topics discussion: what’s new in the world of shoulder surgery & rehabilitation
  • Which Examination Tests are Best for the Shoulder Joint Complex
  • Lab: Clinical Examination hands-on
  • Rehab Following Rotator Cuff Repairs: Immediate motion or delayed motion; which is best
  • Rehab following superior capsular repair
  • Is Non-Operative Rehab Effective for Shoulder Impingement: YES & Here’s the Evidence
  • Lab: Joint mobilizations, stretching
  • SLAP Lesions: Who needs surgery & who can do well with non-op rehab
  • Rehabilitation following shoulder stabilization
  • The Rehabilitation of the Female Athletes Shoulder
  • Treatment for Scapular dyskinesis
  • Lab: Manual therapy lab (neuromuscular exercises, PNF, activation exercises)
  • Rehabilitation following PRP, stem cell injection, and other techniques to enhance healing: What the rehabilitation specialist needs to know
  • Hot Topic: Return to Play Criteria: How do we know the patient is ready to return to sports or work
  • Unusual Shoulder Case Studies
  • Open discussion: Q & A


Day 2:  Knee Joint 

  • ACL Injuries in female: why so many and can we reduce the incidence
  • Hot topics discussion: what’s new in the world of knee surgery & rehabilitation
  • Rehab following ACL surgery: Rehab programs are not all the same
  • ACL Surgery & Rehab programs for the ALL procedure, BEAR procedure, autografts vs. allografts
  • PF Rehab: Non-op treatment approaches
  • Lab: Proprioception & neuromuscular exercises for the lower extremity
  • Blood Flow Restriction Training (BFR) – what is it & how does it applied
  • PF rehab following surgery procedures (MPFL reconstructions, microfracture surgery)
  • The hip knee relationship – exploring the kinetic chain
  • Hot Topic:  Return to Play Criteria: How do we know the patient is ready to return to sports or work
  • It’s just meniscus surgery – why do some patients don’t do well
  • Articular cartilage – what to do before a total knee replacement
  • Lab: Stretching, ROM, joint mobilizations for the lower extremity
  • Intro to dry needling
  • Unusual knee case studies
  • Open Discussion


Learning Objectives:

Day 1:  Shoulder

Upon successful completion of this seminar, the practitioner will learn how to:
Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomy & biomechanics of the shoulder complex.
Perform specific clinical exam special tests, joint assessment techniques & performance tests.
Recognize capsular restrictions of the Glenohumeral joint.
Perform specific joint mobilization, stretching for the shoulder joint complex.
Design an effective and appropriate evidence based rehabilitation program for various shoulder dysfunctions:

- Bankart repairs, Laterjet procedures, superior capsular repair,
- Rotator cuff repair

-      SLAP repairs
-      Motor control deficits
-      Biceps Pain
-      Scapular dyskinesis
-       Adhesive Capsulitis
-      Acriomoclavicular joint dysfunction
-      Overhead athlete
-      Specific injuries to the female overhead athlete

Analyze specific exercise techniques and evaluate the exercises effectiveness.
Integrate the information presented and formulate a treatment plan for specific case studies which will be presented. 


Day 2:  Knee

Upon successful completion of this seminar, the practitioner will learn how to: 
Understand the anatomy and biomechanics of the knee joint.
Develop an understanding of patellofemoral joint pain & dysfunction & develop a treatment program from a evidencebased approach.
Demonstrate and organize a functional assessment for specific knee disorders.
Interpret the information obtained from the clinical examination & functional assessment and develop a treatment plan.
Design an effective and appropriate rehabilitation program based on evidence based medicine for the following knee pathologies: 

              - ACL surgery
              - ACL MAD procedure, ALL procedures of the knee
              - Patellofemoral pain & post-operative rehabilitation
              - Tendinopathies
              - Post-operative articular cartilage procedures
              - Knee stiffness & loss of motion
              - Meniscus lesions
              - Specific techniques to improve healing & promote muscle hypertrophy

Analyze specific exercise techniques, such as weight bearing & non weight bearing exercises and understand joint kinematics and muscular activity & then be able to develop the treatment plan for the appropriate exercises for the specific patient.
Integrate the information presented in this course and demonstrate problem-solving skills through the development of treatment plans of specific case studies presented.


Additional Info


  • Seminar includes coffee breaks and handouts. Lunch is not included.
  • Course related products (if any) will be available at the course, however, in a limited quantity.
  • Certificates of Attendance will be given to all participants and may be used for those who need C.E.U. verification and credits.
  • Participants will be required to sign a Release of Liability prior to the commencement of this seminar.
  • Northeast Seminars is recognized by the NATA Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers.
  • Location, Instructor, Dates and Cost of seminar are subject to change.
  • For group rate accommodations, please call hotel directly and be sure to mention Northeast Seminars. A limited number of rooms are reserved for participants, when available, on a first-come, first-served basis. Within 30 days of the course, rooms and/or rates may no longer be available. If course is to be held at a facility, Northeast only provides suggested hotels nearby for room accommodations.

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Locations and Dates

Chicago, IL: May 5 - 6, 2017
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Nashville, TN: May 20 - 21, 2017
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Baltimore, MD rescheduled to: June 10 - 11, 2017
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Phoenix, AZ: July 14 - 15, 2017
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Dallas, TX: August 11 - 12, 2017
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Kansas City, MO: August 18 - 19, 2017
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New York, NY: September 15 - 16, 2017
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Seattle, WA: September 29 - 30, 2017
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Minneapolis, MN: October 13 - 14, 2017
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Boston, MA: October 27 - 28, 2017
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Atlanta, GA: November 3 - 4, 2017
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Williamsburg, VA: November 10 - 11, 2017
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San Diego, CA: December 8 - 9, 2017
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