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NCBTMB Approved for 3 CE Credits for NJ Chiropractors and Massage Therapists *

Save  when you take this course AND Post Surgical Precautions for Hip and Knee!

Course Description:

Each year, approximately 200,000 Americans require shoulder surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff and an additional 400,000 have surgery for related tendonitis or partial tears. In 2011 an estimated 66,485 shoulder arthroplasty procedures were identified (33% RSA, 44% TSA, and 23% hemiarthroplasty). A third of those were reverse total shoulder replacements. These surgeries have become common and routine in our society. Studies show more people each year are receiving massages for a variety of reasons. It is important that massage therapists and chiropractors have a better understanding of how some of the most common orthopedic surgeries are performed and how we as therapists can best help our clients and patients.

This course describes pathologies, the surgeries, and the post-surgical precautions doctors may place on patients, so the massage therapist or chiropractor can work safely on their clients/patients without doing harm to them or the surgical sites. Students will learn how to communicate with surgeons and physical therapists “in their own language.”

Course Objectives:
1. Describe different pathologies of the shoulder
2. Explain and summarize the procedures for total, partial and reverse total shoulder replacements and rotator cuff surgeries
3. Explain the reasons why MDs place precautions on the patients
4. Employ the different precautions that need to be adhered to by patients and therapists
5. Communicate effectively with MDs and PTs to facilitate improved patient outcomes

Learning Environment:
Participants will be exposed to a multimedia presentation including PowerPoint and videos to understand how total, reverse, and partial shoulder replacement surgeries and rotator cuff surgeries are performed and understand why doctors place movement precautions on the patients to aid in healing. This course will help attendees learn how to help their clients while still adhering to the precautions. A period of questions and answers will address common issues therapists or chiropractors may encounter.

Live webinars are interactive and as such, are live credits, not distance learning. Anyone registered for this live webinar will receive instructions for how to sign in to the webinar. You will need speakers to hear the instructor; it is ideal if you have a webcam and microphone so you can interact with him. Most laptops, tablets and smartphones have these features. If you do not have a microphone, you can call in to the webinar to speak or you can ask a question in live chat.

Instructor Bio:
Matthew Gavzy is a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant since 2004, Board Certified Massage Therapist for over 25 years, and educator. He has practiced in a variety of settings including Out-Patient, Sub-Acute and Skilled Nursing Facilities helping people with a variety of musculoskeletal, neurological and cardiac issues return to function in multidisciplinary environments. He is also the owner of Body Workings Massage Therapy, LLC.

*  For MTs: NCBTMB Approved Provider for the Course: Matthew Gavzy, #1726. For NJ DCs: The Institute for Continuing Education is a Pre-Approved Provider/Sponsor with The NJ Board of Chiropractic Examiners.


Additional information


Live Webinar: Thursday, September 24, 2020 6:00-9:00pm, Live Webinar: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 6:00-9:00pm

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