North American Seminars OT PT Continuing Education Course, Advanced Clinical Assessment and Treatment of the Cervical Spine Receives Approval in CA, NV, WA and WI

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Advanced Clinical Assessment and Treatment of the Cervical Spine is an advanced Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Continuing Education course designed to provide the clinician with a systematic approach towards the management of cervical spine disorders.

Cervical Spine Online Continuing Education Course

Cervical Spine Online Continuing Education Course

The continuing education course includes updates and insights on functional anatomy and biomechanics to develop a clinically driven knowledge base that respects current evidence and novel principles.

This two-day advanced level OT PT continuing education seminar is designed to provide the clinician with a systematic approach towards the management of cervical spine disorders. The continuing education course includes updates and insights on functional anatomy and biomechanics to develop a clinically driven knowledge base that respects current evidence and novel principles. This lab intensive course will serve as a springboard to acquire expert level manual therapy skills appropriate for the most common to the most challenging patient. Diagnosis and region specific mobilizations will be practiced to manage soft-tissue lesions and joint restrictions associated with Whiplash Syndrome, Articular Derangement, Discogenic Neck Pain and Cervicogenic Headaches and Dizziness. The clinician will gain appreciation of an eclectic treatment approach that complements current methods by building upon motor control principles and manual therapy skills that are supported by evidence and outcomes. A detailed course manual with illustrations and step-by-step instructions is provided to enhance competence and comprehension. All course participants will have the opportunity to establish a skill and knowledge base that facilitates logical clinical decision to develop a treatment program that incorporates a balanced approach to restoring functional mobility and achieving pain relief to meet the client’s expectations and garner respect from referral sources.

OT PT CME Course Objectives

-Understand the clinical anatomy and biomechanics of the cervical spine.

-Develop a clinical reasoning model to diagnose impaired movement patterns based upon dysfunction and injury in the spinal motion segment.

-Appreciate the role of the neuromuscular system and myofascial chains in postural control and cervical stability.

-Identify the influence of the kinematic chain for cervical spine and upper quadrant function.

-Develop competence in a systematic clinical assessment of the cervical spine to identify joint restrictions, muscle lesions and postural imbalances which are easily aligned with an intervention strategy.

-Identify a practical approach to determine if classification based treatment and clinical prediction rules are applicable.

-Perform provocation testing and special tests to rule out instability and rule in dysfunction.

-Develop comprehensive intervention strategies to restore mobility and control in the cervical spine.

-Perform soft tissue and joint specific mobilizations to restore segmental mobility and relieve pain.

-Develop a progressive exercise and retraining program that gets results through reactivation of postural control and functional movement patterns.

-Set reasonable goals and establish patient education regimes to encourage compliance with steps towards recovery.

This advanced cervical spine continuing education course will be offered:

March 14, 2015-March 15, 2015 presented at Multicare Tacoma General Hospital Tacoma, WA – Tuition: $450.00; CME credit: 15 hrs

April 18, 2015-Apr 19, 2015 presented at PT Works Los Altos, CA – Tuition: $450.00; CME credit: 15.00 hrs

May 02, 2015-May 03, 2015 presented at UHS-Summerlin Hospital Las Vegas, NV – Tuition: $450.00;    CME credit: 15.00 hrs    

May 30, 2015-May 31, 2015 presented at Aurora Medical Center Kenosha, WI – Tuition: $450.00; CME credit: 15 hrs    

September 26, 2015-September 27, 2015 presented at Valley Medical Center Renton, WA – Tuition: $450.00 CME credit: 15.00 hrs    

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