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PT Assistant


Management of Common Conditions 219

Evaluation and Treatment of Adhesive Capsulitis


1.0

  • Recall the clinical definition of adhesive capsulitis, based on shoulder range of motion measurements.
  • List 5 risk factors for adhesive capsulitis.
  • Enumerate the 4 pathophysiological stages of adhesive capsulitis.
  • List and define the 3 sub-components of the tissue-response classification system for adhesive capsulitis.
  • Provide 2 clinical findings for each of the 3 sub-components of the tissue-response classification system for adhesive capsulitis.
  • State 3 treatment guidelines for each of the 3 sub-components of the tissue-response classification system for adhesive capsulitis.
  • Summarize the grades of evidence for common physical therapy interventions (i.e. therapeutic exercise, joint mobilizations, modalities and patient education) for adhesive capsulitis

Robert McCabe, PT, OCS

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