This 20.5 hour responsible CME® course is an intermediate level course that blends online home study training from a professionally filmed and mastered DVD/online access with a one day live interactive instruction experience with hands on lab sessions. This in depth course provides details on performing a comprehensive evaluation for post surgical cervical and lumbar spine and the preparatory work for pre-surgical candidates. Comprehensive evaluation techniques and tools are presented. Carol also discusses the efficacy of common outcome tools that are currently utilized in the clinic and the importance of pre surgical and post surgical values. A step by step evaluation process is discussed and demonstrated to include: postural assessment, neurological assessment and muscle testing. Carol will take you through the process of identifying specific key muscles necessary for the recovery after spine surgery and how to properly evaluate each individual muscle group for a baseline for treatment.
Manual therapy techniques to improve soft tissue mobilization and intervertebral motion is presented with concurrent evidence based information to support the clinicians decision to utilize specific treatments with the post surgical spine pattern. The Literature review will enhance the clinicians ability to utilize information in current research articles and apply appropriate techniques when developing progressive rehab programs.
Recent evidence on exercise selection and prescription can greatly help with specificity of treatment. There are multiple current opinions and theories on exercise training which will be explored and compared to traditional ideas to help clinicians more easily organize their goal setting and intervention plans to achieve optimal functional outcomes. Discussion and case examples from the course participants, in addition to those presented by the instructor, are greatly encouraged in this course.
By combining the learning formats of both the live and online portions of this course, clinicians will experience information in a stimulating, easy to learn format. The step by step videos and comprehensive online information works synergistically with the live hands on experience, case study analysis and interactive lecture of the live course. Each section of the course also provides a comprehensive manual. This course is applicable for PT’s , PTA’s, OT’?s and AT’s.
I have had nearly 40 years of experience as a therapist, but for the past 30 my focus has been on spine care. With this focus in mind, I completed a PhD in order to have a more in-depth understanding of this particular patient group.More Instructor Info
8.5 Hours Live / 12 Hours Online hours of CME credit
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