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Manual Therapy for the Cervico-Thoracic and Shoulder Joint Complex Course

Mobilization includes HVLAT and oscillatory techniques

Saturday (Day 1)

7:30 to7:55 AM Course Registration

7:55 to 8:00 Instructor Introduction

8:00 to 9:00 Principles of Manual Therapy

Manual Therapy to Enhance Practice - immediate patient improvement

Misconceptions about Manual Therapy for the Older Adult

Indications and Contraindications 

Patient Education about Hands-on Care

9:00 to 10:15 Cervico-thoracic Region:  Examination / Evaluation / Classification

Examination Sequence:  standing, sitting, supine, prone

Special Tests for C-spine, 1st rib, T-spine, and shoulder

Clinical Prediction Rules, Choosing the Best Rx

10:15 to 10:30 Break 

10:30 to 12:00 PM Foundational Concepts

Foundational Concepts

Select Cervical Spine Examination Pearls

Hands-on Techniques (lab component)

-Manual Techniques:  Grade I-V / MET

12:00 to 1:00 Lunch 

1:00 to 3:15 Manual Therapy for the Cervical Spine

Hands-on Techniques (lab component) continued

Corrective / Stabilization Exercises - exercise progression

Case Scenario / Problem

3:15 to 3:30 Break

3:30 to 4:00 Case Discussion

Questions & Answers Session

Case Discussion

Sunday (Day 2)

8:00 to 9:00 AM Review of Day 1 and 1st Rib Examination and Manual Therapy Technique - Case Scenario

9:00 to 10:15 Manual Therapy for the Thoracic Spine

Foundational Concepts

Select Thoracic Spine / Rib Examination Pearls

Hands-on Techniques (lab component):

-Manual Techniques:  Grade I-V / MET

10:15 to 10:30 Break

10:30 to 12:00 PM Manual Therapy for the Thoracic Spine (continued)

Hands on Technique (lab component) continued:

-Manual Techniques:  Grade I-V / MET

12:00 to 1:00 Lunch 

1:00 to 1:30 Manual Therapy for the Thoracic Spine

Corrective Stabilization Exercise - exercise progression

Case Scenario / Problem

1:30 to 2:00 PM Manual Therapy for the Shoulder Complex

Foundational Concepts

Select Shoulder Complex Examination Pearls

2:00 to 2:15 Break

2:15 to 3:30 

Hands on Technique (lab component):

-Manual Techniques:  Grade I-V / MET

Corrective Stabilization Exercises - exercise progression

Case Scenario / Problem

3:30 to 4:00 Day 2 Summary

Questions & Answers

Case Discussion

4:00 Course Evaluation

Manual Therapy:  Upper and Lower Extremity Course

Mobilization includes HVLAT and oscillatory techniques

Saturday (Day 1)

8 to 8:45 Introduction / Principles of Joint Mobilization

a.  Manual therapy in the scope of practice

b.  Misconceptions about manual therapy, especially the older adult

c.  Use of manual therapy for big wins

d.  Initial Plan of Care

8:45 to 11:00 Shoulder Joint Mobilizations

a.  Joint Assessment - inlcuding spinal effects on upper extremity

b.  Hands-on technique (lab component)

- Cervical spine (brief)

- First rib joint

- Glenohumeral joint

Break

11:15 to 12:00 Shoulder Joint Mobilizaitons continued

- Thoracic spine (brief)

- Scapulothoracic joint mobilizations

12:00 to 1:00 Lunch (provided)

1:00 to 2:00 Shoulder Joint Mobilizaitons continued

a. Hands-on technique (lab component)

-Acromioclavicular and sternoclavicular joint mobilizations

2:00 to 3:30 Elbow Joint Mobilizations

a. Joint Assessment

b  Hands-on technique (lab component)

-Radiohumeral joint mobilizatons

-Humeroulnar joint mobilizations

Break

3:45 to 5:00 Wrist / Hand Joint Mobilizations

a.  Joint Assessment

b.  Hands-on technique (lab component)

- Distal radioulnar joint mobilizations

- Radiocarpal & midcarpal joint mobilizations

- Carpometacarpal, metacaropophalangeal, and interpharlangeal joint mobilizations

Sunday (Day 2)

8:00 to 8:45 Day 1 Review and UE Case Based Scenarios

8:45 to 10:00 Hip Joint Mobilizations

a.  Joint Assessment - including spinal and sacroiliac effects on lower extremity

b.  Hands-on technique (lab component)

- Manual Joint Mobilizations

- Belted techniques

Break

10:15 to 12:00 Hip Joint Mobilizations Continued

a. Hands-on technique

- Joint mobilizations with movement

12:00 to 1:00 Lunch (provided)

1:00 to 2:15 Knee Joint Mobilization

a.  Joint assessment

b.  Hands-on technique (lab component)

- Patellofemoral joint mobilizatons

- Tibiofemoral joint mobilizations

- Proximal fibular head mobilizations 

Break

2:30 to 3:45 Ankle Joint Mobilization

a.  Joint Assessment

b.  Hands-on technique (lab component)

- Talocrual joint mobilizations

- Distal tibiofibular joint mobilizatons

- Subtalar and midtarsal joint mobilizations

- tarsometatarsal joint mobilizations

- Metatarsophalangeal and interphalangeal joint mobilizatons

3:45 to 4:00 Summary 

- Questions and Course Wrap Up

Manual Therapy:  Lumbar Spine & Pelvis

The full course agenda will be posted soon.  In the meantime if you have questions please email Chris DiPasquale at cd@pptsm.com

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