This advanced level seminar is designed to help clinicians achieve superior outcomes when treating patients with cervical spine and upper thoracic spine disorders. The best current evidence is incorporated throughout the course to help participants diagnose and manage cervical spine disorders with greater confidence and cutting-edge proficiency. Cervical spine functional anatomy, mechanics and pathomechanics are reviewed as a foundation for evidence-based practice. Considerable time is devoted to refining and improving the clinicians ability to examine vascular, articular, and peripheral nerve integrity; segmental motion and pain provocation, and muscle performance. Disorders affecting the connective, muscular and nervous tissues of the cervical spine are reviewed. Differential diagnoses discussed include cervicogenic headache, derangement, hypomobility, hypermobility, postural syndrome and sprain/strain. Consideration is also given to the role of the lumbopelvic and thoracic spine in cervical spine disorders. Current classification schemes and a novel algorithm are presented to help guide intervention planning. Considerable lab time is devoted to learning thoracic spine manipulative and mobilization techniques in addition to cervical spine and 1st rib mobilizations. Numerous treatment approaches and recent advances in spine research are integrated to provide the clinician with a diverse array of options to help optimize biomechanical function and functional ability. Special rehabilitation considerations pertaining to cervicogenic headaches, acceleration injuries and cervical spine orthopedic operative procedures are discussed. This course is intended to facilitate immediate and confident clinical application and hands-on lab time is liberally incorporated during the course to promote deep learning.
Due to the ever-changing body of evidence, expertise is somewhat something of a moving target. However, after 20+ years experience of treating the neck and 10 years experience teaching clinicians how to do the same, it’s fair to say that I have acquired a certain level of mastery.More Instructor Info
Clinical Examination and Treatment of the Cervical and Upper Thoracic Spine
Examination and treatment techniques for the Cervical and Upper Thoracic Spine - 30 Examination techniques are followed by 25 Treatment videos with detailed narration by Chris Durall PT, DPT, MS, SCS, LAT, CSCS
Price when purchased with registration: $ 79.95
Delivery: DVD delivered to course site
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