Contact Hours: 5

Shoulder Girdle Stabilization CE Course helps you address the most mobile and least stable joint in the body. Learn shoulder girdle anatomy and biomechanics and common shoulder dysfunctions and injuries, including muscle weakness, tendinitis, bursitis, impingement, rotator cuff tears, AC and SC joint dysfunction, dislocation, biceps tendon rupture, and frozen shoulder. Erin Hughes, MSPT, will teach you assessment methods for monitoring progress and more than 100 exercises that rehabilitate and restore function and fitness. This course is a must for professionals working in rehab and post-rehab training environments.


Joel Desotelle, MS OTR/L
Joel is an occupational therapist who specializes in neurological disorders in children and adults. He received his Bachelors of Science (B.S) degree in occupational therapy from Keuka College (Keuka Park, NY) in 1995 and his post-graduate Masters of Science (M.S.) degree from Misericordia University (Dallas, PA) in 2010. He holds a post-graduate certificate in pediatrics from Misericordia University (2006) and has worked in a variety of settings from out-patient pediatrics to in-patient adults. Joel is an experienced author and instructor who has presented on a wide range of topics including stroke rehab, neuromuscular disorders, autism, sensory dysfunction, dementia, falls, and outcomes-based therapy.

Sponsored by: Edlantis Seminars, Inc. and DSWFitness

About The Author:

About the Author 

Audience: OT, COTA, PT, PTA
Skill Level: Entry Level to Intermediate

Contact Hours: 5

The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA

Teaching Methods: Course content includes the text and activities from "Shoulder Girdle Stabilization (2008)," written by Erin Erb, MSPT, C-PT.

Criteria for Passing: Each learner must complete all learning activities/handouts and pass a final exam to receive credit.

Method of Delivery:

  • Online
  • Mailed Home Study

Includes text: "Shoulder Girdle Stabilization (2008)," written by Erin Erb, MSPT, C-PT.

Course Objectives: At the completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the four muscles of the rotator cuff and explain their function as a part of the shoulder girdle.
  • Recognize the planes of motion and direction of movement allowed at the four shoulder girdle joints.
  • Describe and understand the importance of scapulohumeral rhythm.
  • Identify the common injuries and conditions of the shoulder girdle.
  • Implement health screening and assessment of the shoulder girdle, and develop an appropriate exercise program based on the clients’ current condition.
  • Describe the process of impingement syndrome, the activities that aggravate the condition, and the exercises that can help reduce its occurrence.
  • Understand the mechanism of rotator cuff tears and the clients’ options for treatment and exercise.
  • Teach appropriate exercises for the shoulder, including positioning, execution, client reminders, and modifications.

Here is the course outline:

1. Introduction

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2. Course Objectives

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3. Coursework - Shoulder Girdle Stabilization

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4. Course Final and Survey - Shoulder Girdle Stabilization

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The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Certificate of Completion