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Featuring Timothy J Stump, MS, PT, CSCS, USAW

This course is designed for the rehabilitation professional who is interested in learning more about the treatment of pectoralis major tears and the treating of patients following surgical repair.  The course will discuss the etiology, mechanism of injury and prevalence of this injury.  The functional anatomy of the pectoralis major tendon and how its structure is related to injury in various situations will be discussed.  This course will look at preventative measures in training and current concepts in rehabilitative techniques to employ status post surgery to ensure optimal outcomes. 

Intended Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistants,  and Athletic Trainers.


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


  • Obtain a better understanding of the etiology of pectoralis major injuries.

  • Obtain a better understanding of the mechanism of injury and risk factors associated with pectoralis major injuries.

  • Understand relevant anatomy of the pectoralis major tendon and biomechanics that contribute to injury.

  • Learn current diagnostic and evaluative techniques specific to this injury. 

  • Explore the need to repair the pectoralis major tear vs conservative management.

  • Gain a better understanding of the surgical techniques employed to repair the pectoralis major tendon rupture.

  • Learn guiding principles and clinical pearls in the treatment and rehabilitation specific to this injury.

  • Gain a better understanding of surgical precautions and rehabilitation guidelines for this injury.

Course Disclaimer


Any opinions, findings, recommendations, or conclusions expressed by the speaker(s) do not necessarily reflect the views of Professional Seminars. Professional Seminars reserves the right to substitute a qualified instructor due to unforeseen circumstances. Registrants will not receive a certificate until payment has been received and the course has been successfully completed. Certificates of completion are distributed electronically upon successful completion of course survey. If a payment is refunded for insufficient funds, a processing fee wil be charged as allowed by law.


Athletic Trainers: Professional Seminars is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for the BOC-certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for a maximum of 0.75 units of Category A continuing education.

New York Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants: Professional Seminars is recognized as an approved provider of Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant continuing education by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Physical Therapy. Full attendance at this Seminar qualifies for 1.0 contact hours in NY.

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Timothy J Stump, MS, PT, CSCS

Timothy Stump MS, PT, CSCS, USA-W


Tim is a former partner with Professional Physical Therapy and a founding partner of the Professional Athletic Performance Center. Stump has more than 20 years of experience in the related fields of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Strength & Conditioning, and Performance Training of Athletes of all levels of competition. Stump’s experience includes the successful participation as a nationally ranked competitive strength athlete in the sports of Powerlifting and Weightlifting from 1990-2010. He continues to actively participate in these sports as a coach and mentor to many athletes. Stump has published several peer-reviewed original research articles and has presented his research at the APTA National Conference and at CSM. He was awarded the Jacob & Valeria Langeloth Foundation research grant for studies on ACL functional outcomes while employed at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Stump was the 2012 recipient of Columbia University’s Award for “Leadership in Clinical Education.” 


Cancellation policy for this online home study course is subject to our online hosting partner's policy. Please refer to  for their most current refund policy information. 


Email:  Phone: (631) 359-2450  Fax: (631) 359-2450


$20.00  Athletic Trainer Registration

$20.00  Physical Therapist and PT Assistant Registration 

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