Therapy Network Seminars
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Manual Therapy and Functional Exercise for the Shoulder Complex On-Site Training

This on-site training class is also available as Public Schedule Seminar.

This seminar is designed to be eclectic in its delivery to best suit the needs of the busy clinician. The hands on course content will be grounded in evidence based treatment strategies and supported with pertinent case studies.

Course Description/Agenda

Shoulder pain is extremely prevalent in the general population, being ranked as the third most common musculoskeletal complaint.

This two‐day hands on seminar will present a comprehensive overview of the structural and biomechanical basis of shoulder function and its relationship to the entire upper extremity. Improve your outcomes in the clinic or training room by examining the best evidence‐based manual techniques and functional exercises for conservative and post‐op management of common shoulder conditions.

Common pathologies, progressive non‐operative and post‐ operative treatment involving impingement, instability, rotator cuff pathologies/tears, adhesive capsulitis, arthroplasties, and thoracic outlet syndrome will be covered with strong reference to their impact on function. Techniques covered will include joint and soft tissue mobilizations, kinetic chain strengthening, taping strategies, plyometric and athletic shoulder exercises and more.

This seminar is designed to be eclectic in its delivery to best suit the needs of the busy clinician. The hands on course content will be grounded in evidence based treatment strategies and supported with pertinent case studies. You will return to your practice with new, applicable tools to treat a myriad of shoulder problems more effectively and efficiently.


  • Identify relevant functional anatomy and biomechanics that directly relates to addressing the most common shoulder complex disorders.
  • Identify current updates on treatment strategies for common shoulder complex diagnoses.
  • Demonstrate manual therapy techniques addressing joint and soft tissue limitations that are appropriate for the clinical presentation of each patient.
  • Demonstrate application of general principles of functional exercise, stretching and taping for mobility and stability appropriate for the clinical presentation of each patient.
  • Identify precautions & rehabilitation considerations following common surgical procedures of the shoulder complex.
  • Demonstrate impairment specific functional exercise and manual therapy, properly choosing treatment techniques relative to the specific diagnoses.


ERIC SCHWEITZER, DPT, OCS, MTC is a clinician, educator and author and considered one of the leading experts in the treatment and prevention of upper and lower extremity injuries in the country.

Eric is a Board Certified Doctor of Physical Therapy and a certified manual therapist with 18 years experience. He owned a successful orthopedic physical therapy practice for over a decade in Florida before deciding Colorado would be his home.

Dr. Schweitzer was a professor at the University of South Florida, has lectured at several national academic conferences, including the 2017 University of Florida Running Medicine Conference, and has written several textbook chapters on physical therapy related topics. Dr. Schweitzer specializes in sports injuries (especially shoulder, knee and ankle), running injuries, and back and neck pain.


This is an intermediate level workshop for PTs, PTAs, OTs, and ATs

NOTE: Nothing in this course is to enable or permit the learner to apply techniques outside of the scope of practice in their individual state and discipline.

Educational Credit

A certificate of attendance for 15 Contact Hours (17 in FL) will be awarded to each participant. All Therapy Network Seminars are pre‐approved for CEUs in the state where the course is conducted when required for PT, OT, ATs AND Assistants.

Therapy Network, Inc. (BOC AP#: P2563) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. Our seminars are eligible for a maximum of 15 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.

AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education # 3073. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsements of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA

Cancellation Policy

POLICY: Registration fee less a $75 administrative charge is refundable if cancellation received 14 days prior to program date. No refunds will be given after that time. Therapy Network, Inc. reserves the right to cancel a seminar and will refund in full the registration fee only. TNI is NOT responsible for registrants non‐refundable airfare, accommodations or fees.


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