Shoulder Instability and Rehabilitation

1 AMA PRA Category 1/ 1 BOC – Category A
Section CEUs:

Presenter Bio: Christopher O’Grady, M.D; William E. Coggin, PT, DPT, CSCS

Disclosure:Chris O’Grady, MD discloses that he has Grant/Research Support from Zimmer Biomet; Consultant for Zimmer Biomet, Wright Medical, Arthrex; Speaker’s Bureau from Smith& Nephew and Mitek. No other speakers or planners of this activity have any relevant relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Materials: Participants have no equipment or materials required to take this education course.

There are various different types of shoulder instability such as posterior, anterior and multidirectional instability. Understanding the difference will help with the treatment plan. The most common type in sports medicine is traumatic anterior instability, where unidirectional- excessive force to an abducted externally rotated arm. Communication with the physician will help best determine the rehabilitation protocol best for the athlete. This course will provide various types of exercises that are used throughout the rehabilitation process.


Describe the surgical anatomy of the shoulder
Identify the history, exam, and imaging regarding the instable shoulder
Explain the surgical and non-surgical options for shoulder instability
Describe the rehabilitation recommendations for shoulder instability
Explain the different considerations for surgical and non-surgical rehabilitation

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Florida Medical Association. The Florida Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.   

Baptist Health Care is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

Baptist Health Care designates this activity for a maximum of 1 hour(s) in AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Andrews Research & Education Foundation (BOC AP# P10024) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 1 of Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.