Course Location:  Atlanta, GA


The Treatment of the Shoulder & Knee in 2023 and Beyond: Evidence Based Practice 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 Treatment of the Shoulder & Knee in 2023 and Beyond: Evidence Based Practice 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

Event Details

November 1-2, 2024  - (Friday - Saturday)

COURSE TIMES:  Registration @ 7:30 am,
8:00 am - 4:00 pm (both days)

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

Course Location for live event: TBD in Atlanta, GA


Start date: November 01, 2024

End date: November 02, 2024

Start time: 07:30 a.m.

End time: 04:00 p.m.

Venue: TBD in Atlanta, GA

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Register by October 2nd, 2024 at discounted rate or $449.00 & SAVE  $50.00
(Full Price Both Days:  $499.00)


About Kevin Wilk, PT, DPT, FAPTA:

Kevin E. Wilk served as President of the Sports Section of the APTA from 6/2007 to 6/2010 and has trained more than 6,000 professionals through hands-on seminars and spoken to tens of thousands at more than 800 events worldwide.

Kevin Wilk has been a physical therapist, researcher and educator for over 39 years. Kevin is currently Associate Clinical Director and Co-Founder for Champion Sports Medicine (a Select Medical Facility) in Birmingham, AL.   Dr. Wilk is also the Vice-President of clinical research and education for Select Medical.

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.  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 BiographyWilk Shoulder and 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
  • Approved for 13 CE hours for PTs and PTAs in the following states;
    AL, AR, CT, DE, (FL – 13.50 CEUs), HI, ID, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MA, MI, MT, NE, NH, NY, NC, ND, NV, OR, SC, SD, (TX – 13.50 CCUs), UT, VT, WA, WI, WY
  • FPTA Approved for 13.5 hours of CEUs for PTs and PTAs
  • TX Board of Physical Therapy Examiners approved for 13.50 CCUs for PTs and PTAs (exp 2/1/24)
  • IL Board of Physical Therapy Examiners approved for 13 hours of CE for PTs and PTAs (exp 5/1/24)
  • 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.


(8:00 – 4:30pm)
8:00 – 8:30       Registration
8:30 – 9:15       What’s New in Surgery & Rehab for the Shoulder Joint
9:15 – 10:00     What Am I Doing Different Now in 2023
10:00 – 10:20   Shoulder Exam –  What Special Tests Do I Use & Why (Lab)
10:20 – 10:30    Break
10:30 – 11:30    Rehabilitation Following Rotator Cuff Repairs – How to Get It Right

  • What You Need to Know

11:30 – 12:15    Non Operative Rehabilitation of Rotator Cuff Lesions
12:15 – 1:15     Lunch
1:15 – 1:45        Scapular Dyskinesis: Evaluation & Treatment

  • Is It Really A Problem?

1:45 – 2:15        Adhesive Capsulitis: Recognition & Treatment Approaches
Joint mobilization/stretching (lab)

  • What techniques work & which don’t!

2:15 – 3:00       Return to Play Testing for the Upper Extremity (New Information)
3:00 – 3:15       Break
3:15 – 4:00       Rehabilitation Overhead Athlete

  • Keys to successful treatment  Youth Players to Pros!
  • Return to Play Testing for Overhead Athletes, Collison Athletes & Strenuous  Workers
  • Softball Players, Volleyball, & More

4:00 – 4:30       Unique Case Study Presentations – Bring Your Difficult Cases Too

(8:30 – 4:30pm)
8:30 – 9:15        What’s New & Hot Topics in the Treatment of Knee Disorders

  • Cognitive Motor Techniques, Proprioception, Neuromuscular Training & more

9:15- 10:00        Neurocognitive Training, Proprioception, & Neuromuscular Rehab Techniques
10:00 – 10:15    Break
10:15 – 12:00    ACL Rehabilitation: Rehabilitation is based on numerous factors

  • Rehab based on type of grafts, type of surgery, concomitant injuries…

12:00 – 1:00     Lunch
1:00 – 1:30       ACL Injuries in Female Athlete: Why So Many & What can We Do Reduce the Incidence
1:30 – 2:00       New Return to Play Testing: Reactive Neuromuscular Testing
2:00 – 2:30      Patellofemoral Rehabilitation Concepts & Techniques
2:30 – 3:00      Treating the Stiff & Painful Knee Patient: ACL to Total Knee Patients
3:00 – 3:30      Blood Flow Restriction BFR: Techniques for the Lower Extremity
3:30 – 4:00      Degenerative Joint Disease/ Osteoarthritis of the Knee: Recognition & Treatment
4;00 – 4:30      Case Presentations (Knee) Questions & Answers
Patient Case Presentations – Bring Your Patient Cases Too !

Learning Outcomes

Learning Objectives – 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
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
–      Overhead athlete
–      Return to Play Criteria Evidence Based Testing
–      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.

Learning Objectives- 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 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 evidence based medicine for the following knee pathologies:

– ACL surgery
– ACL reconstruction
– ACL repair procedure, ALL procedures of the knee
– Patellofemoral pain & post-operative rehabilitation
– Tendinopathies
– Post-operative articular cartilage procedures
– 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 of 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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