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Osteopathic Approach to Shoulder Enthesopathies

Total Credits: .75 including .75 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

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Brent Dixon, DO
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In this lecture, Dr. Brent Dixon will describe and administer the osteopathic manipulative treatment approach to the management of shoulder enthesopathies.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define the various should enthesopathies including rotator cuff tendinopathy, bicipital tendinopathy, shoulder bursitis, should impingement, glenoid labral tears, and adhesive capsulitis.
  2. Explain the pathophysiology including the etiology epidemiology and the risk factors of the various shoulder enthesopathies.
  3. Discuss the clinical manifestations and the physical examination finding of the various should enthesopathies.
  4. Describe and administer the osteopathic manipulative treatment approach to the management of should enthesopathies and discuss the treatment goals of the various types of techniques.
  5. Identifying measures to prevent occurrence and recurrence of should enthesopathies.

Accreditation Statements:
The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians and designates this program for a maximum of .75 AOA Category 1-A Credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation in this activity.

Grievance Policy:
All grievances should be in writing and should specify the nature of the grievance.  Initially, all grievances should be directed to MAOPS Executive Director, who will then forward said grievance to the Education & Convention Committee.  All grievances will receive an initial response in writing within 30 days of receipt.  If the participant does not receive a satisfactory response, then they can then submit a complaint in writing to the Council on Continuing Medical Education of the AOA at 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611.



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Brent Dixon, DO, is an assistant professor at A.T. Still University’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM).  Dr. Dixon is board certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine & Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.  He earned his doctor of osteopathic medicine from ATSU-KCOM, and he completed NMM residency at Northeast Regional Medical Center. 

Dr. Dixon discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

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