Build your knowledge of the top treatment protocols for the post surgical spine patient with this exciting online/DVD continuing education course. Carol McFarland, PT, PhD, OCS focuses entirely on treatment of the post surgical spine patient with discussion and demonstration of specific rehabilitation exercises and treatment protocols. Gain insight into the actual surgical process with an extensive interview conducted by Carol with a board certified neurosurgeon. Specific case studies are discussed focusing on kyphoplasty, vertebroplasy, artificial disk replacement, lumbar spine fusion and lumbar laminectomy for spinal stenosis.
SI Joint Pain? Michael P. Reiman , PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, ATC, FAAOMPT, CSCS reprises his star roll in this comprehensive narration and demonstration of evaluation and treatment techniques for the SI joint. Multiple camera angles and close up detail shots ensure that your catching all the action. The SI Joint Evaluation and Treatment covers twenty-eight treatment techniques, including nine mobilizations and six muscle energy techniques. Michael P. Reiman also narrates and demonstrates twenty-seven examination techniques for the SI joint.
George J. Davies, DPT, MEd, PT, SCS, ATC, LAT, CSCS, FAPTA, PES provides evidence based therapeutic exercises guidelines for developing rehabilitation programs for patients with various shoulder pathologies. Foundational exercises are described first to work each link in the kinematic chain in an isolated manner to build the “foundation” to progress to the advanced functional specificity exercises. After a solid foundation is established by working each link in the kinematic chain (muscle groups in the shoulder complex); then examples of advanced exercises are illustrated to be incorporated with different patients at selected times in their rehabilitation programs.
Combine forty years of clinical experience with expertise from over one hundred evidence based research articles and you have a recipe for an advanced shoulder course providing the most up to date practical evidenced based information. This hands-on course will enhance your expertise in examination, manual therapy, and reasoning skills, thus providing you with the expertise to develop advanced therapeutic exercise programs for shoulder dysfunction.
The information presented in this course is vestibular in nature combined with a comprehensive interactive laboratory component., It is actually focused on the class participant’ s “Monday Morning“ issues. Therapists will learn an extensive amount of information related to structure and function of the vestibular system as well as testing, diagnostics and intervention strategies to address a large scope of symptoms and diagnoses. When therapists return to their jobs on “Monday Morning“ they will encounter patients with problems related to upright instability. And although these patients may not be diagnosed with vestibular disorders, these patients are indeed equipped with vestibular systems. Without basic knowledge of vestibular structure and function, therapists will likely be missing a crucial element of the initial evaluation that may very well lead to more successful intervention outcomes.
Optimal surgical outcome for the cervical and lumbar spine can only be achieved when it is followed by a rehab protocol that maintains the effectiveness of the surgical intervention. Implementing the most appropriate rehab protocol must be based on the type of surgical intervention and patient specific condition. As surgical procedures change so must the rehab approach. It is therefore essential for a therapist to stay current in the understanding of surgical intervention in order to design and implement the most effective rehab program. This course will address a therapist’s primary and intrinsic understanding of surgical approaches and techniques for the cervical and lumbar spine, including microdiscectomy, PLIF, DLIF, TLIF, ACDF, and posterior cervical fusion. This understanding will form the foundation in the development and implementation of safe rehabilitation procedures and interventions for the respective spinal surgery performed in order to achieve optimal post-operative recovery.