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Manual Therapy of the Upper Extremity On-Site Training

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

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.

Course Description/Agenda


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.

Course Objectives

  • Identify the anatomical and biomechanical foundations for manual therapy in the upper extremity.
  • Perform joint mobilizations to the shoulder girdle, elbow and wrist.
  • Perform soft tissue mobilizations to the shoulder girdle, elbow and wrist.
  • Be able to instruct and perform exercises to reinforce applied manual therapy techniques for the shoulder girdle, elbow and wrist.
  • Demonstrate correct grading and oscillation techniques for Jt Mobs


Course Agenda/Schedule

DAY 1

8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 Soft Tissue and Joint Mobilization:
The Science and Theory behind the Practice
- The Neuro-Musculo-Skeletal system: Integrated perspective on function and its clinical implications
- Role of soft tissue and mobilization in therapy:
*Principles not Protocols for Progressions*
- Understanding the Tissue Response to Injury:
- Choosing Your Technique

10:00 Break

10:15 Indications and Contraindications for use of soft tissue and joint mobilization
- Principles of soft tissue - joint mobilization techniques

11:00 The Shoulder Complex:
Functional Anatomy - Biomechanics for mobilization

12:00 Lunch (On your own)

1:00 Mobilization of the Shoulder Girdle
-Impairments that indicate soft tissue & joint mobs
-Where to start….How to finish…..

2:00 Mobilization techniques for the shoulder girdle (Demonstration and Practice Lab)
- SC/AC - Glenohumeral
*Joint mobilization
* Stabilizer mobilization
* Prime mover mobilization

3:00 Break

3:15 Scapulothoracic Mobilization
- Periscapular musculature
- Exercise Techniques to restore neuromuscular function of the shoulder girdle (Demonstration and Practice Lab)

5:30 Questions and Adjourn

DAY 2

8:00 Shoulder Girdle - Lab

9:30 The Elbow & Wrist Complex: Biomechanics and Functional Anatomy for mobilization

10:00 Break

10:15 Evaluation of the Elbow & Wrist Complex:
- Impairments that indicate soft tissue and joint mobilization

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
(Demonstration & Practice Lab)

2:30 Mobilization Techniques for the Hand (Demonstration & Practice Lab)

3:00 Break

3:15 Treatment Planning and Clinical Pearls: Putting it all together

5:00 Questions and Adjourn


Faculty

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.


Educational Credit

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.
NATA 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

 

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