The human spine includes pain referral patterns from nearly every system in the body. Determining appropriate treatment interventions and the appropriate patients to refer to another healthcare provider can be an intimidating undertaking for clinicians.
This course uses the best evidence for performing spinal assessment techniques in the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacroiliac regions to differentiate potential musculoskeletal diagnosis from non-musculoskeletal diagnosis so that the participant can become more efficient while improving their standard of care. Treatment interventions are discussed to achieve the highest possible rehabilitation outcomes for patients.
This Seminar-On-Demand is 7 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
|Contact Hours: 7||
Video Course Format: Video
|Target Audience: ATC/LAT, PT/PTA|
|Instructional Level: Advanced||BOC Level of Difficulty: Essential|
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- Cervical stenosis
- Systems review (gatrointestinal, renal, cancer, infection, gender specific)
- Red flags - cervical diagnosis
- Yellow flags - cervical diagnosis
- Cervical spine examination
- Observation/posture assessment
- Causes of movement restriction
- Ligamentous special tests
- Neurological special tests
- Muscular referral patterns
- Subgrouping patients based off presenting symptoms
- Evidence of interventions
- Cervical spine and postural progression
- Thoracic spine and rib examination
- Segmental glides
- Thoracic special tests
- Biomechanics of the thoracic spine
- Factors effecting form closure
- Factors effecting motor control
- Lumbar spine and sacroiliac examination
- Pain generators in the low back
- Prone instability test
- Passive mobility of the SI Joint
- Active straight leg test
- SI Joint Sprain
- Long sit test
- Treatment classification and intervention for low back pain 10 minutes
- Stabilization group
- Isolating the transverse abdominis
- Manipulation/mobilization group
- Video for mobilization group
- Extension progression
- Follow up to cinical case part IV
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on performing spinal assessment techniques in the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacroiliac regions of the spine.
At the end of this course the professional will be able to:
- Appropriately select musculoskeletal assessment techniques for the spine.
- Appropriately perform musculoskeletal assessment techniques for the spine.
- Identify the patients that should be treated, referred to an appropriate provider, or treated and referred after initial examination based on the
- screening and assessment techniques.
- Carry out an effective treatment plan based on the assessment techniques taught for spinal pathologies.
Contact Hours: 7
Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Athletic Trainers.
Instructional Level: Advanced
BOC Level of Difficulty: Essential
Course Type: Seminar-On-Demand