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Reaching for New Heights: Evidence-Based Evaluation and Treatment of the Shoulder

  • Saturday, March 09, 2019
  • 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Metairie, Louisiana


  • Includes one year of LOTA membership

Registration is closed


PT Solutions Physical Therapy

3750 Veterans Blvd, Metairie, Louisiana 70002

Course Description: This course is aimed at educating the learner about common shoulder pathologies, general shoulder assessment, and exercises and manual treatment techniques for the shoulder, as well as screening and ruling out cervical spine in regards to potential shoulder involvement.

Learner Objectives: By the end of this course, the learner should have a better understanding of common shoulder pathologies, be more confident in shoulder assessment, and gain further insight into shoulder treatments including manual therapy and exercises to aid in pain management, mobility gains, and return to functional activity. The learner should also be more knowledgeable in regards to screening the cervical spine. 

Instructional Methods: Powerpoint, Case Studies, Manual and exercise lab

Course Schedule

7:00-7:30 Registration

7:30-8:15 Cervical spine’s relationship to shoulder pain/how to screen out cervical spine

8:15- 9:00 Common shoulder pathologies (non-surgical)

9:00- 9:15 Break

9:15- 10:00 Common shoulder treatments and manual techniques

10:00- 10:30 Movement Impairment syndromes of the shoulder girdle

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45- 11:30 Case Studies

11:30- 12:00 Functional implications of shoulder pain


Matthew Powers, PT, DPT, OCS is a graduate of LSU-HSC-NO, class of 2014. He is currently employed by PT Solutions and is an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. He currently serves as the District Chair of LPTA.

Christian Stafford, PT, DPT is a graduate of LSU-HSC-NO, class of 2014. He has been employed by PT Solutions since graduation, working at Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine.

Tiffany Stafford, LOTR is a graduate of LSU-HSC-NO, class of 2011. She has been employed by multiple companies since graduation and has worked in a variety of settings, including acute, NICU, outpatient and skilled nursing facilities. She currently serves as the Vice President of LOTA, the Louisiana Occupational Therapy Association.


(225) 291-2806

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Baton Rouge, LA 70898

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