Tennessee – Total Shoulder Arthroplasty


Approved for PT’s and PTA’s in Tennessee!

This online continuing education course demonstrates updated treatment planning in functional rehabilitation of Total Shoulder Replacement, Hemiarthroplasty and Reverse Total Shoulder Prosthesis with evidence -based interventions based on the most current research. Upon completing this course, participants will have an understanding of the protective exercise protocols for joint replacement surgeries. This course will explore why scapular stabilization is so important to the upper kinetic chain including the evidence -based positional recruitment of exercises for a functional result. This will allow participants to develop plans of care and exercise progressions for their patients with Total Shoulder Replacement using the Three Phases of Rehabilitation.


Course Overview

Total Shoulder Arthroplasty – Course Objectives
• Describe the Three Phases of Rehabilitation base on the Concepts of the Three “P’s”
• Present the limitations of protective motion in the early stages of recovery
• Understand the Importance of early scapular core stabilization
• Evaluate the evidence of selective exercises that lead to improved outcomes of function


This online continuing education course has been approved for 2 CE hours by the TPTA (Tennessee Physical Therapy Association).

Approval #2024-038

Course Developer

Terry Trundle, PTA, AT (Retired), is a course developer for AHP. He is also a course developer and Instructor for the Institute of Advanced Musculoskeletal Treatments. He teaches seminars on Functional Rehabilitation of the Shoulder, Knee and Development of the Orthopedic Proficiency Certificate Track. Currently, Terry is a Sports Injury Consultant for BenchMark Physical Therapy in Acworth, Georgia. He is a Graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. As a Graduate of the Medical College of Georgia he was selected as a Distinguished Alumni Inductee in 2008 from the School of Allied Health. For 18 years He was president of Clinical Specialists, Inc. that provided clinical seminars with cadaver dissection and surgical demonstration of the shoulder and knee.

As a career long member of the American Physical Therapy Association, he received his Advanced Proficiency Recognition in Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy in 2005. In recent years, he was the creator and chair of the Advisory Board for the Annual Conference known as the Rehab Summit. Terry’s research has been featured in numerous journals and publications. Most recently, he authored a chapter on the Orthopedic Management for the Shoulder in Fundamental Orthopedic Management for the Physical Therapist Assistant (Textbook). Terry is now a Retired Certified Athletic Trainer of the National Athletic Trainers Association.

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