Rehabilitation of the Young Active Patient with Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Rehabilitation of the Young Active Patient with Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis
Todd Ellenbecker, DPT, MS, SCS, OCS, CSCS

This case-based presentation will overview the challenge of dealing with patients with primary glenohumeral joint osteoarthritis at a young age with high activity demands. It will overview the pathology and via actual cases will present post-op rehabilitation goals and progressions following arthroplasty in this difficult patient population. Discussion of surgical options coupled with post-op rehab considerations based on surgical technique will be presented.  Also presented will be expected outcomes in patients for ROM, strength and function following these procedures.
Following attendance of this presentation the attendees will
1) Be able to identify common causes for primary glenohumeral joint osteoarthritis in young active individuals
2) Design a rehabilitation program including ROM and strength progressions
3) Understand outcomes for patients who undergo arthroplasty at younger ages following evidence based rehabilitation

About the Presenter
Todd S. Ellenbecker, DPT, MS, SCS, OCS, CSCS
Todd Ellenbecker is a physical therapist who joined Rehab Plus Sports Therapy Scottsdale in August of 2018 after serving as Clinic Director and Director of Clinical Research for Physiotherapy Associates Scottsdale Sports Clinic for 23 years.  He is also  the Vice President of Medical Services for the ATP World Tour.  

He received his degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse in 1985 and a master's degree in Exercise Physiology from Arizona State University in 1989.  He completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy from MGH –Institute of Health Professions in 2006.  In addition, he is certified as a Sports Clinical Specialist, and Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist by the APTA.  He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the NSCA and was awarded their Sports Medicine Professional of the Year in 2003.  He is a certified USPTA tennis teaching master professional, and was Chairman of the USTA National Sport Science Committee for 12 years, serving on the committee for more than 30 years.  In 2007 he received the Ron Peyton award by the Sports Physical Therapy Section and in 2008 was the recipient of Samuel Hardy Educational Merit award from the International Tennis Hall of Fame.  He received the Turner A. Blackburn Hall of Fame/Lifetime Achievement Award from the Sports Physical Therapy Association in 2011. Todd continues as a member of the Thera-Band Research Advisory Committee (TRAC) since its inception in 1998.

Ellenbecker served as the Chairman of the APTA's Shoulder Special Interest Group from 1996 to 2002, and is a manuscript reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine, and serves on three editorial boards: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, Sports Health, and Physical Therapy in Sport.