Manual Therapy of the Upper Extremity On-Site Training
This two day course will enable the participant to understand the role of manual therapy in rehabilitation of the upper extremity and apply manual and exercise techniques appropriately.
Injuries to the upper extremity cause impairments that often contribute to significant disabilities and functional limitations. Rehabilitation professionals who properly apply manual therapy techniques and neuromuscular facilitation exercises are giving their patients the best opportunity to rehabilitate their injuries. This two day course will enable the participant to understand the role of manual therapy in rehabilitation of the upper extremity and apply manual and exercise techniques appropriately. The interaction between the instructor and participant is the foundation for an active learning environment. The course will provide the optimal continuing education experience equipping the participant to apply these techniques immediately when they return to the clinic. Additionally, they will be able to use the anatomical, biomechanical, and neuromuscular basis to further develop their manual therapy skills.
8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 Soft Tissue and Joint Mobilization:
10:15 Indications and Contraindications for use of soft tissue
and joint mobilization
11:00 The Shoulder Complex:
12:00 Lunch (On your own)
1:00 Mobilization of the Shoulder Girdle
2:00 Mobilization techniques for the shoulder girdle
(Demonstration and Practice Lab)
3:15 Scapulothoracic Mobilization
5:30 Questions and Adjourn
8:00 Shoulder Girdle - Lab
9:30 The Elbow & Wrist Complex: Biomechanics and Functional Anatomy for mobilization
10:15 Evaluation of the Elbow & Wrist Complex:
11:15 Elbow & Wrist Complex mobilization techniques (Demonstration & Practice Lab)
12:00 Lunch (On your own)
1:00 Elbow & Wrist Complex mobilization techniques (Practice Lab)
2:15 Exercise Techniques to restore neuromuscular function of
the elbow and wrist complex
2:30 Mobilization Techniques for the Hand (Demonstration & Practice Lab)
3:15 Treatment Planning and Clinical Pearls: Putting it all together
5:00 Questions and Adjourn
Charles Thigpen, PT, PhD, ATC, is an Assistant Professor in the Depts. Of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL. He completed his doctoral work at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. His clinical/research practice focuses on the shoulder complex and sport specific injuries of the upper extremity. He is an experienced educator, clinician and author having presented/published nationally in the areas of biomechanics, rehabilitation and sports medicine of the upper extremity. Chuck is a clinician, researcher and educator, and considered to be one of the leading therapists in the evaluation and treatment of the orthopedic shoulder in the country.
Michael A. Rosenberg, PT, ATC, M.Ed., is currently the Clinical Lead PT at Presbyterian Rehabilitation Center in Charlotte, NC Michael brings 20 years of clinical experience in orthopedic sports medicine, musculoskeletal and industrial rehabilitation with him. He has achieved advanced specializations as a Performance Enhancement Specialist and Corrective Exercise Specialist under the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Clinical duties include rehabilitation assistance with the Charlotte Bobcats NBA basketball team. He is an experienced educator presenting seminars nationally in the areas of biomechanics, rehabilitation and sports medicine of the upper and lower extremities. His publications and clinical specialties include rehabilitation and manual therapy of the upper extremity, sports medicine and ergonomics.
Terry Bemis, MPT, OT, Cert MDT, M.S. has been teaching manual therapy courses for over 16 years. His current clinical practice involves the assessment and treatment of a variety of patients in multiple settings. Terry brings 27 years of clinical experience having spent 17 of those years with the United States military. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army/Baylor University Program in Physical Therapy and Western Michigan University’s program in Occupational Therapy. Additional certifications include being recognized as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) by the APTA in 1995 and in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy by the McKenzie Institute in 2002.
A certificate of attendance for 15 Contact Hours (17 in FL & WA) will be
awarded to each participant. This course has been submitted to the State
Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Boards in which the seminar is being
held, if prior approval is required.
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