APTA MT Webinar Series: Title: Principles and Pearls for Managing Athlete’s Shoulders: Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Return to Sport, by AJ Sobrilsky, DPT, OCS

When: 8/21/2024 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Virtual Meeting - Meeting link is provided after registering.
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Registration closes 8/31/2024
1 hour CE, Category A

Course Description:
This presentation will help shed light on the recent opinions, trends, and evidence in managing shoulder complaints in Athletes. It will highlight the ongoing discussions surrounding the use of invasive approaches such as injections and surgery while touching on the reality of shoulder "dyskinesis" and "impingement" syndrome. The presentation will also serve to direct the viewer to guidelines for targeting specific shoulder structures with exercise, post operative rotator cuff management, and post operative shoulder instability care. The presentation will ultimately trend into return to sport, play, and performance training and rehab with an emphasis on return to performance decision making.

Course Objectives:
At the end of this course participants will be able to:
  • Introduce and discuss the current trends, evidence, and consensus statements for shoulder injury prevention, rehabilitation, and return to performance
  • Provide guidance for exercise selection of the upper quarter loading exercises
  • Provide direction for post operative rehabilitation of rotator cuff repairs and shoulder instabilities
  • Discuss decision making framework for return to sport, play, and performance in athletes with shoulder issues
About the Speaker:
AJ Sobrilsky, DPT, OCS specializes in the rehabilitation and prevention of orthopedic sports related injuries with a specific interest in the management of tendinopathies and overuse complaints in the upper and lower extremities. AJ received his Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from Carroll University (Waukesha, WI). Following the completion of his DPT degree he participated in an Orthopedic Residency through Evidence in Motion at Bellin Health in Green Bay, WI providing him with advanced training in orthopedic manual therapy, clinical decision making, and patient-centered treatment. Following completion of his residency, AJ became an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) through the American Physical Therapy Board Association.
AJ has been a lifelong athlete, competing in cross-country and track through college and then racing competitively post collegiately. As a result of his personal experiences and passions, AJ has focused a great deal of his continued education and clinical development around the athletic individual with an emphasis in running, skiing, and climbing related injuries. AJ has had the opportunity to provide care for an array of athletic populations including youth sports teams, high school and collegiate athletes, and those competing at professional and Olympic levels.
AJ's treatment philosophy emphasizes a collaborative patient centered approach. As an active outdoor athlete himself he feels that he is able to understand, empathize, and know exactly what his patients are experiencing because he has likely experienced similar complaints himself. This allows him to structure a unique program around the patient's goals, supported by current best evidence, and coupled with specialized exercise/techniques. AJ hopes to educate his patients on their current issue and provide them with the best course of treatment to return to their previous/desired level of activity. AJ feels strongly in the benefits of lifelong exercise and activity and thus emphasizes a model of care to harness a lasting relationship with his patients so that they can rely on him in the pursuit of their current activity goals and those they may have in the future.
When AJ isn't working, he is usually pursuing his next adventure: rock climbing, skiing, mountain biking, or trail running with his dog Jackson
How to obtain your CE Certificate:
  • View Later -  your Certificate of Completion will be provided after attending the course and completing a short quiz.

How to Connect:
Your Zoom connection information will be included in your confirmation email after registration is complete.

About APTA MT Webinar Series:
We are bringing you a one hour CE, to your home, once a quarter. If you are interested in presenting in this webinar series, please submit a proposal with your course description, objectives, and brief bio to jeannekorn60@gmail.com or to this office at MontanaPT@aptamt.com