Course Location:  TBD in Chicago, IL


Event Details

May 19-20, 2023  - (Friday - Saturday)

Course Location for live event (safe practice):
T.B.D in Chicago, IL

Registration @ 8:00am,
Day 1:  8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Day 2:  8:00am - 4:00pm

Please note:
A digital course manual is provided and will be emailed the week of this event.



Start date: May 19, 2023

End date: May 20, 2023

Start time: 08:00 a.m.

End time: 04:00 p.m.

Course Details


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Register at discounted rate by April 19th, 2023 – SAVE  $50.00
(Full Price Both Days:  $499.00)


This Shoulder and Knee course is designed to present the clinician 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.

“Even if you have gone to one of my courses before – you should still come to this one – It’s a different course & it’s going to be great! The Return to Play Testing will be interesting & fun!

I am very proud to offer this course to you – I think you will learn, laugh, interact & enjoy it.”

-Kevin Wilk

About Kevin Wilk, PT, DPT, FAPTA:
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 32 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 – Full Shoulder Joint – Bibliography – Full Knee Joint – Bibliography

Most current Shoulder and Knee Bibliography

Run Time:  2 Days (13 hours)

Attendees: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Athletic Trainers, Occupational Therapists, M.D.’s and Students


  • Lab clothing:
    • Tank top or halter top to expose the shoulder
    • & or shorts to expose the knee
  • A mat (or blanket), a pillow, and a large towel for lab table.
  • Also, bring a sense of humor and your brain for some new concepts & thoughts!

Course Evaluation: Yes
Certificate of Completion
Course Workbook (digital copy provided via email prior to start of the course)


  • Certificate of attendance is provided for Continuing Education, 13 hours
  • Approved for 13 CE hours for PTs and PTAs in the following states; 
    AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, (FL – 15 CE hours), HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MA, MD, MI, MN, MT, NE, NH, NY, NC, ND, NV, OR, SC, SD, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WY
  • Northeast Seminars  (BOC AP#P498) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 13 Category A hours/CEUs.  ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
  • AZ CE Approval (expires 2-17-2023)
  • CPTA Approval #22-177
  • CO CE Approval (expires 10-8-2023)
  • FPTA CE Approval #CE22-900117 (expires 12-21-2022)
  • IPTA CE Approval #60-8466 (expires 5-1-2023)
  • MD CE Approval #2022-204 (expires 3-25-2026)
  • MN CE Approval #6566 (expires 4-30-2023)
  • NY CE Approval (expires 4-2024)
  • NV CE Approval (expires 7-31-2023)
  • VA CE Approval (expires 2-17-2023)

    (Please note:  if CE expires we will renew and update to the new expiration date once approved)



  • What’s New in Rehab & Surgery for the Shoulder Joint
  • What Am I Doing Different Now?
  • Shoulder Exam – The Key Aspects (Lab)
  • Break
  • Rehabilitation Following Rotator Cuff Repairs – How to Get It Right
    • What you need to know for successful outcomes
  • Non-Operative Rehabilitation of Rotator Cuff Lesions
  • Lunch
  • Scapular Dyskinesis: Evaluation & Treatment
    • Evidence based treatment approaches
  • Non-Operative Rehabilitation of Shoulder Instability
  • Adhesive Capsulitis: Recognition & Treatment Approaches
  • Joint mobilization/stretching (lab)
    • What techniques work & which don’t!
  • Break
  • Rehabilitation Overhead Athlete
    • Keys to successful treatment Youth Players to Pros!
    • Return to Play Testing for Overhead Athletes, Collison Athletes & Strenuous Workers
  • Unique Case Study Presentations – Bring Your Difficult Cases Too
    • Question/Answers/Discussions


  • What’s New & Hot Topics in the Treatment of Knee Disorders
    • Cognitive Motor Techniques, Proprioception, Neuromuscular Training & more
  • What Am I Doing Different in 2022?
  • Break
  • ACL Rehabilitation: Rehabilitation is based on numerous factors
    • Rehab based on type of grafts, type of surgery, concomitant injuries…
  • Lunch
  • ACL Injuries in Female Athlete: Why So Many & What can We Do Reduce the Incidence
  • How to Reduce Second Knee Injury: RTP Guidelines
  • Patellofemoral Rehabilitation Concepts & Techniques
  • Treating the Stiff & Painful Knee Patient: ACL to Total Knee Patients
  • Blood Flow Restriction BFR: Techniques for the Lower Extremity
  • Core Stabilization Techniques
  • Degenerative Joint Disease/ Osteoarthritis of the Knee: Recognition & Treatment
  • Patient Case Presentations – Bring Your Patient Cases Too !
  • Questions/Answers/Discussion


Learning Goals

Upon successful completion of this seminar, the practitioner will learn how to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomy & biomechanics of the shoulder complex
  • Recognize capsular restrictions of the Glenohumeral joint
  • Perform specific clinical exam special tests, joint assessment techniques & performance tests
  • Recognize specific rotator cuff lesions & pathologies
  • 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
      • Acromioclavicular joint dysfunction
      • Overhead athlete
      • Return to play criteria evidence based
      • 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.

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 an evidence-based 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 current clinical and scientific research for the following knee pathologies:
    • ACL surgery
    • ACL reconstruction
    • ACL MAD procedure, ALL procedures of the knee
    • Patellofemoral pain & post-operative rehabilitation
    • Tendinopathies
    • Post-operative articular cartilage procedures
    • Knee stiffness & loss of motion
    • Knee stiffness & loss of motion
    • Return to Play Criteria – evidence based
    • 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 for specific case studies presented

Behavioral Objectives

Day 1 Shoulder-

  1. By the end of the course the participant will explain the definitions of laxity and instability for a patient undergoing an initial shoulder evaluation.
  2. By the end of the course, given the findings of a post-surgery evaluation of a female athlete following rotator cuff repair, the participant will explain 4 specific risk factors associated with the risk of developing stiffness.
  3. By the end of the course, the participant, using evidence-based data for a patient recovering from RC repair, will discuss two rationales of an individualized, gradual, progressive rehab program.
  4. By the end of the course, given a patient following rotator cuff repair, will design a protocol using five advanced strengthening phase exercises.
  5. By the end of the course, for a patient with a diagnosis of Adhesive Capsulitis (frozen shoulder) will develop a comprehensive protocol for rehabilitation.
  6. By the end of the course, for a patient with a suspected SLAP lesion showing high specificity and sensitivity, integrate three tests for evaluation.
  7. By completion of the course, for a non-operative overhead throwing athlete with osteophyte, the participant will be able to design a rehabilitation using 4 components discussed in the course.

Day 2 Knee-

  1. By completion of the course, for a female patient at risk for an ACL Injury, the participant will be able to differentiate between 3 biomechanical and 3 neuromuscular variations.
  2. By completion of the course, for a female athlete at risk for an ACL injury, the participant will be able to explain 3 anatomical variations that increase the risk of injury.
  3. By completion of the course, for a post-operative patient with a non-isolated ACL injury, the participant will be able to explain three side effects.
  4. By the completion of the course, the participant will be able to justify slow rehabilitation for an athlete who has undergone a Hamstring autograph versus an athlete who has undergone bone, patellar, tendon autograft.
  5. By the end of the course, for a patient with an ACL deficiency, the participant will be able to articulate 4 tissue type allografts utilized in reconstruction.
  6. By the end of the course, for an athlete needing to develop core strength, the participant will be able to demonstrate t therapeutic exercises using a Swiss Ball.
  7. By the end of the course, for a post-op athlete exhibiting ACL loss of motion, the participant will be able to choose 4 treatments to increase knee extension and range of motion.
  8. By the end of the course, the participant will be able to explain 5 factors contributing to the development of trigger points in skeletal muscle in a patient with hyperalgesia.

Additional Info

  • Course-related products will be emailed for access the week of the event.
  • 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.
  • Location, Instructor, Dates and Cost of seminar are subject to change.

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