Kevin Wilk Seminars

Kevin Wilk

2012 Recent Advances in the Treatment of the Shoulder and Knee (A Lab Course)

Kevin E. Wilk, PT, DPT

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Course Description

This seminar is broken into two different portions – the shoulder and the knee.  You may attend the shoulder portion, knee portion, or both portions of the seminar!  More information is located below.

This course is designed to present to the clinician the most recent and state of the art information in the treatment of selected and the most commonly encountered shoulder and knee disorders. The course was developed to provide the clinician with the most pertinent information regarding the rehabilitation of pathologies to these joints. Through lecture presentations, demonstration videos of surgery & rehabilitation techniques, hands-on laboratory sessions, open discussions and problem solving of patient case studies, the attendee will have an opportunity to master new and effective evaluation and treatment techniques.

Instructional Level: Intermediate, with lecture and lab both days

Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the shoulder portion of the seminar, the practitioner will learn how to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder complex
  • Recognize the pathomechanics of various shoulder injuries and possible tissue injury
  • Perform and interpret specific clinical examination tests and maneuvers for the shoulder complex
  • Design an effective and appropriate rehabilitaiton program based on current clinical and scientific research for the following shoulder pathologies: shoulder instability, rotator cuff pathologies, superior labrum tears, motor control deficits, adhesive capsulitis, overhead athlete.
  • Analyze specific exercise techniques and evaluate the exercises effectiveness
  • Integrate the information presented and formulate a treatment plan for specific case studies which will be presented.

Upon successful completion of the knee portion of the seminar, the practitioner will learn how to:

  • Understand the anatomy and biomechanics of the knee joint
  • Develop an understanding of the mechanics of various knee injuries and specific tissue injuries
  • Demonstrate and organize a clinical examination of the knee testing specific structures
  • Interpret the information obtained from the clinical examination and develop a treatment plan
  • Design an effective and appropriate rehabilitation program based on current clinical and scientific research for the following knee pathologies: ACL injuries, PCL injuries, patellofemoral pathologies, total knee arthroplasty and arthritic conditions
  • Analyze specific exercise techniques, such as closed and open kinetic chain exercises and understand joint kinematics and muscular activity
  • Integrate the information presented in this course and demonstrate problem-solving skills

Course Requirements

Lab clothing: Tank top to expose the shoulder, and shorts to expose the knee.  You may bring a mat (or blanket), a pillow and a large towel for lab table (optional).


Course Agenda

The seminar is broken down into two portions, the shoulder and the knee.  You may register for either or both (with a discount for attending both).  The shoulder portion is all day Friday and Saturday morning.  The knee portion is Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday.

Day 1: Shoulder Joint (Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM)

  • 8:00-8:15 – Registration
  • 8:15-8:30 – Introduction
  • 8:30-9:00 – Current concepts in Shoulder Instability & Stability: Terminology & treatment approaches
  • 9:00-10:00 – Non-Operative Treatment for Shoulder Instability: Traumatic, congenital or other pathologies
  • 10:00-10:45 – Surgical Techniques & Rehabilitation of Shoulder Instability: Video demonstration of various surgeries to provide stability and rehabilitation concepts
  • 10:45-12:00 – Non-operative Treatment of Rotator Cuff Lesions: Impingement, PASTA, PAINT & other lesions
  • 12:00-1:00 – Lunch (on own)
  • 1:00-2:15 – Surgery Techniques & Rehabilitation following Rotator Cuff Tears: Video demonstration of rotator cuff repair surgery & rehab programs
  • 2:15-3:00 – Techniques to Enhance Shoulder Stability: Shoulder strengthening exercises & neuromuscular drills
  • 3:00-4:00 – Lab time: Techniques to enhance shoulder stability & strength
  • 4:00-4:30 – SLAP Lesions: Non-operative & Post-operative Rehab: Video demonstration of various types of SLAPs and rehab

Day 2: Shoulder Joint (Saturday 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM)

  • 8:30-9:15 – Adhesive Capsulitis: Updates & New Techniques/Concepts: What works and what you shouldn’t do
  • 9:15-10:00 – Lab Time: New joint mobilization techniques & stretches
  • 10:00-10:45 – Osteoarthritis of the Glenohumeral Joint: Non-Operative treatment & total shoulder replacement
  • 10:45-11:30 – New Techniques in the Rehabilitation of the Overhead Athlete
  • 11:30-12:00 – Unusual & Interesting Case Studies – Open Discussion

Day 2: Knee Joint (Saturday 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM)

  • 1:15 – Registration for participants of knee portion only
  • 1:30-2:00 – Mechanism of selected knee injuries (video demonstration)
  • 2:00-2:30 – ACL Injuries in Female Athletes: are they preventable? Facts vs Fiction
  • 2:30-5:00 – Recent advances in ACL rehabilitation: variations based on graft type, concomitant injuries/surgeries.  Video demonstration of patellar tendon grafts & hamstring grafts
  • 5:00-5:30 – Rehabilitation following meniscus surgery: Meniscectomy, repairs to Allograft transfers

Day 3: Knee Joint (Sunday 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM)

  • 7:30-8:15 –New concepts in the  Non-operative rehabiliation of patellofemoral lesions:   What’s the current treatment approaches for this lesion
  • 8:15-8:45 – EMG & Biomechanical analysis of lowr extremity exercises & which exercises are best? The truth & only the Facts
  • 8:45-10:00 – Exercise principles (hands-on lab), includes biofeedback techniques, muscle stimulation, proprioception, & perturbation training
  • 10:00-10:45 – Osteoarthritis of the knee joint; treatment options & developing a treatment plan: Concepts include exercise, orthotics, bracing & nutritional supplements
  • 10:45-11:30 – Rehabilitation following articular cartilage surgical procedures: Video of surgery techniques & rehab programs following
  • 11:30-12:30 Lunch break
  • 12:30-1:00 – Rehabilitation following total knee replacement surgery: Video demonstration of surgery & post-op rehab programs
  • 1:00-1:30 – Open discussion Q & A


Continuing Education (CEU) Information

Upon completion of the course, all attendees will be awarded a CEU certificate for 10.25 contact hours for the shoulder and 9 contact hours for the knee.  Attendees of the both the shoulder and knee will be awarded a total of 19.25 CEU contact hours.

AdvancedCEU is an approved provider by the NATA (P3259).  All courses will be submitted to the appropriate physical therapy licensing boards of the state in which the course is being conducted.

Kevin Wilk

Kevin WIlkDr. Kevin Wilk has a distinguished career as a clinical physical therapist for over 28 years, as a leading authority in rehabilitation of sports injuries and orthopedic lesions. He has significant contributions to laboratory research, biomechanical research and clinical outcome studies.

Kevin Wilk has been a physical therapist, researcher and educator for more than 25 years. Kevin is currently Associate Clinical Director for Champion Sports Medicine (a Physiotherapy Facility) in Birmingham, AL.  In addition, he is the Director of Rehabilitative Research at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham and is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy Program at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. Kevin is also a Rehabilitation Consultant for the Tampa Bay Rays’ Baseball Team, and has worked with the Rays for 13 years.   Kevin has worked with professional baseball for 24 years, and with the Rays since the organization started. Dr Wilk received his physical therapy from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, IL, and his DPT from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of HealthCare Professions in Boston, MA.

Dr. Wilk has published over 135 journal articles, over 80 book chapters and has lectured at over 450 professional and scientific meetings. Kevin is on the review boards of 7 journals. Dr Wilk has received numerous professional awards. In 2004, Kevin received the prestigious Ron Peyton Award for career achievement from the Sports Physical Therapy Section of the APTA.  Kevin  has edited 6 textbooks, The Athletes’ Shoulder (2nd Edition), Rehabilitation of the Injured Athlete (3rd Ed.), Injuries in Baseball, Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (2nd Ed.) Handbook of Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (2nd Ed.), and The Orthopaedic Toolbox (2nd Ed.).

Kevin has served as President of the Sports Section of the APTA, and has served as Vice-President, Education Program Chairman and Editor of the Home Study Course for the Sports Physical Therapy Section of the APTA for 7 years and has served on numerous committees for the APTA.

Kevin is a clinician, researcher, and educator and is generally regarded as one of the leading sports physical therapists experts in the evaluation and treatment of shoulder, knee, and elbow joint injuries. He is active daily with patient care, research & educational activities. His seminars are extremely well attended and receive excellent reviews based on scientific evidence, clinical experience, innovative approaches, and his interactive and fun approach to seminars. He is continuously updating & changing his seminars to meet the demands of the ever-changing health care environment.


Additional Information

  • Seminar includes coffee breaks and handouts. Lunch is not included.
  • Course related products (if any) will be available at the course, however, in a limited quantity.
  • Participants will be required to sign a Release of Liability prior to the commencement of this seminar.
  • Location, Instructor, Dates and Cost of seminar are subject to change.
  • Refunds may be made in full up to 14 days prior to the seminar date.  After that time, a $100 cancelation fee with be applied.