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Recent Advances in the Evaluation and Treatment of the Shoulder Complex

Featuring Kevin Wilk PT, DPT, FAPTA
Saturday & Sunday, November 17-18, 2018
Garden City, NY

This course is designed to present to the clinician the most recent and state of the art information in the evaluation and treatment of selected shoulder disorders. The course was developed to provide the clinician with the most pertinent information regarding the rehabilitation of these pathologies. Through lecture presentations, hands-on laboratory sessions, open discussions and problem solving of patient case studies, the attendee will have an opportunity to master new and effective evaluation and treatment techniques. The curriculum presented has been updated from previous courses and now includes more lab time.


Who should attend? Physical Therapist, Physical Therapists Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Athletic Trainers


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


  • Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder complex;

  • Recognize the pathomechanics of various shoulder injuries and possible tissue injury;

  • Perform and interpret specific clinical examination tests and maneuvers for the shoulder complex;

  • Design an effective and appropriate rehabilitation program based on current clinical and scientific research for the following shoulder pathologies:

    • Shoulder instability;

    • Rotator cuff pathologies;

    • Motor control deficits;

    • Adhesive Capsulitis;

    • Biceps pain

    • Scapular dysfunctions

    • Overhead throwing athlete’s shoulder;

  • 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.

  • Design an effective exercise program for the patient with shoulder dysfunction



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 15.9 contact hours in NY 13.25 Contact hours in NJ. [Pending Approval]


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 13.25 units of Category A continuing education.



DAY 1 — Saturday

7:30 am - 8:00 am           REGISTRATION/CHECK-IN
8:00 am – 8:30 am          Recent Advances in the Treatment of Shoulder Lesions: Surgery & Rehabilitation                                         
8:30 am - 9:00 am           Clinical examination of the shoulder 
9:00 am – 10:15 am        Clinical Exam (Lab) 
10:15 am – 10:30 am      BREAK 
10:30 am – 11:15 am      Non- Operative Treatment Rotator Cuff Lesions 
11:15 am – 12:15 pm      Post-Operative Rehabilitation Following Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery 
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm         LUNCH 
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm           Current Concepts in Shoulder Instability 
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm           Non-Operative Rehab of Shoulder Instability 
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm           BREAK 
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm           Post-Operative Rehab Shoulder Surgery 
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm           Rehab of SLAP Lesions: Non-Op & Post-Operative 
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm           Case studies & Q/A 


DAY 2 — Sunday


7:30 am - 8:00 am            CHECK-IN
8:00 am – 8:45 am           Scapular Dyskinesis: Recognition & Treatment 
8:45 am – 9:45 am           Biceps Brachii Pain: Evaluation  & Treatment 
9:45 am – 10:00 am         BREAK 
10:00 am – 10:45 am       Rehabilitation of the Overhead Athlete (Throwers) 
10:45 am – 11:30 am       Rehabilitation of the Female Athletes Shoulder (Volleyball, Softball, etc) 
11:30 am – 12:30 pm       LUNCH 
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm         Return to Play Testing: Criteria Based Progression (Overhead Athletes - Collision Athletes) 
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm           Rehabilitation of the Adhesive Capsulitis Patient 
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm           Joint Mobilization, Stretching & Soft Tissue Techniques (Demo & Lab) 
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm           Unique & Unusual Case Presentations 





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. If payment is not received ten (10) days prior to the seminar, the course certificate may not be present at the seminar. If a payment is refunded for insufficient funds, a processing fee wil be charged as allowed by law.


Jennifer Camhi PT, DPT, OCS, ATC

Kevin Wilk  PT, DPT, FAPTA

Dr. Kevin Wilk has lead a distinguished career as a clinical physical therapist for the past 31 years, as a leading authority in rehabilitation of sports injuries and orthopaedic lesions. He has been significant contributions to laboratory research, biomechanical research and clinical outcome studies.

Kevin Wilk has been a physical therapist, researcher and educator for over 30 years. 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, and has worked with the Rays for 16 years.  Kevin has worked with professional baseball for 26 years, and with the Rays since the organization started. 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.

Dr. Wilk has published over 165 journal articles, over 105 book chapters and has lectured at over 750 professional and scientific meetings. Kevin is on the review boards of 9 journals. Dr Wilk has received numerous professional awards. In 2012, was inducted into the Sports Section Blackburn Hall of Fame. Later that same year he was awarded the APTA Catherine Worthingham Fellowship – the highest honor given to an APTA member. Kevin stated he was humbled & tremendously honored to receive these two prestigious recognitions.  In 2004, Kevin received the prestigious Ron Peyton Award for career achievement from the Sports Physical Therapy Section of the APTA.  He has received the James Andrews Award for achievement in the area of Baseball science. Kevin was an Honored Professor at several Universities and has given Grand Rounds at numerous medical facilities and has lectured internationally. He has edited 8 textbooks, The Athletes’ Shoulder (2nd Edition), Rehabilitation of the Injured Athlete (3rd Ed.), Injuries in Baseball, Sports Medicine of Baseball, Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (2nd Ed.) Handbook of Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (2nd Ed.), and The Orthopaedic Toolbox (2nd Ed.). The Use of Aquatic in Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Rehabilitation & Physical Conditioning.

Kevin has served as President of the Sports Section of the APTA from 6/2007 till 6/2010, and has served as Vice-President, Education Program Chairman and Editor of the Home Study Course for the Sports Physical Therapy Section of the APTA for 7 years previously and has served on numerous committees for the APTA.


Cancellations received at least five (5) business days before the event are refundable, less a $50.00 administrative charge per registrant. There will be no refund for cancellations received later. Please note: If you register and do not attend, you are still responsible for full payment. The expense of continuing education, when taken to maintain and improve professional skills, may be tax deductible. Please contact your accountant for complete details. For courses cancelled by Professional Seminars Ltd. participants have the option to attend a rescheduled date or receive a full refund of the registration cost. 


Email: Phone: (516) 321-2450  Fax: (516) 321-2450


Professional Athletic Performance Center (PAPC)

645 Stewart Avenue (Behind McDonald's)

Garden City, NY 11530


Map and Directions


$449 Standard Single Registration

$399 Early Bird Registration (Deadline: October 30, 2018)

$199 Student Single Registration

$149 Student Early Bird Registration (Deadline: October 30, 2018)

Registration Includes: Course handouts and Continental Breakfast.

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