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Neuro-Mobilization of the Upper Quadrant On-Site Training

This on-site training class is also available as Public Schedule Seminar.

This two day; hands on intensive seminar is designed to develop clinical assessment and treatment skills in advanced concepts of pain management and dysfunction in the upper quadrant.

Course Description/Agenda


This two day; hands on intensive seminar is designed to develop clinical assessment and treatment skills in advanced concepts of pain management and dysfunction in the upper quadrant. This course will combine an efficient examination process to effectively differentiate between musculoskeletal and neurological sources of pain in order to identify and sequence a custom treatment plan tailored to the dysfunction. Hands on lab sessions will further facilitate proper examination and treatment interventions involving evidence based special testing, neuromobilization, manual therapy, orthotic interventions and exercise prescription. Finally, case scenarios will be incorporated to pair clinical reasoning to situations that are encountered in the clinical setting. The purpose of this seminar is to allow the clinician to move from protocol derived treatment to professional assessment and treatment of the nervous system and the interfacing musculoskeletal system. The emphasis is on creative solutions to difficult problems by integrating neuroanatomical, neurophysiological and kinesiological principles creating a fresh approach to difficult patient problems resulting in improved functional outcomes and patient satisfaction.


Course Objectives

  • Upon completion of this seminar the participant will:
  • Identify complex neurophysiological sources of pain and distinguish between acute, chronic, referred and neuropathic pain conditions  
  • Demonstrate an effective Upper Quadrant Screening that will locate proximal pain generators.  
  • Demonstrate soft tissue and joint mobilizations, exercise prescription and activity adaption germane to resolving issues of the thoracic outlet.  
  • Identify neuraldynamic theory as applied to the integration of nerve assessment and intervention designed to resolve difficult pain issues.  
  • Identify rehabilitation strategies for upper quadrant pain conditions that consider the client's cultural, social and environmental context enabling the individual client to return to maximum functional independence.

 

Workshop Agenda

  • Day 1

    8:00 Continental Breakfast and Sign In
    8:30 The ABC s of behavioral medicine
    Ultrastructure of peripheral nerve
    Physiology of the peripheral nerve
    Biomechanics of the peripheral nervous system
    Pain propagation and relationship to central nervous system processing
    10:00 BREAK
    10:15 Lab 1: Cervical spine screening/Periscapular assessment and soft tissue mobilization
    Lab 2: The Thoracic Outlet: Brachial Plexus Compression: Assessment and traditional intervention strategies
    12:00 Lunch (on your own)
    1:00 Lab 3: Proximal Compressive Neuropathies/Assessment traditional strategies/soft tissue and neural mobilization.
    Median Nerve.
    3:00 BREAK
    3:15 Lab 3 Cont
    Ulnar Nerve.
    Radial Nerve.
    5:30
     
    Q & A and Adjourn.
     
  • Day 2

    8:00 General Principles of Neurodynamics
    9:00 Neurodynamics of the Upper Quadrant/Neuropathology/Neuropathic Pain
    10:00 BREAK
    10:15 Musculoskeletal vs. Neural Dysfunction
    Assessment and treatment planning concepts.
    11:30 Lab 1: Physical examination and neuro orthopedic assessment
    12:00 Lunch (on your own)
    1:30 Lab 1 Cont
    2:00 Lab 2: Neuro orthopedic intervention for compressive neuropathies of the upper extremity
    3:00 BREAK
    3:15 Lab 3: Musculoskeletal intervention for pain syndromes of the upper extremity
    5:00 Questions and Adjourn.

 
Faculty

Paul J. Bonzani, OTR/L, CHT, M.H.S.   
...currently maintains a very busy clinical practice in Concord, NH.  Throughout his career he has had the fortunate opportunity to work with some of the finest hand surgeons and therapists in the country having held management positions at both The  University of Vermont-Fletcher Allen Medical Center and Duke University Medical Center.  Additionally he has been an adjunct instructor in both the Duke University Physical Therapy Program and the Program in Occupational Science at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.  Mr. Bonzani brings 22 years of clinical experience in orthopedic and industrial rehabilitation.  Paul has presented nationally in the areas of biomechanics and rehabilitation of the shoulder, nerve compression syndromes, RSI/CTD management and pain syndromes. He has published on the subjects of CTD/RSI management, thumb reconstruction, management of the rheumatoid elbow, shoulder and elbow tendonopathy, hand anatomy and nerve injuries.  Clinical specialties include rehabilitation of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, chronic pain syndromes, TOS, nerve compression syndromes and neural dynamic disorders of the upper limb.  Current research interest is pain management of ulnar sided wrist pain following distal radius fractures.   Paul is a clinician, researcher, author and educator and considered to be one of the leading therapists in the care of shoulder, elbow and hand injuries in North America.


Educational Credit

  • A certificate of attendance for 15 Contact Hours will be awarded to each participant. All Therapy Network Seminars are pre-approved for CEUs in the state where the course is conducted when required for PT, OT, ATC & Assistants.
  • BOC Board of Certification, Inc. Approved Provider # P-2563
  • AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education # 3073
  • The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsements of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA
  • NSCA Approved for 15 CEUs

 

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