The Cervical and Lumbar Spine: A Manual Therapy and Pain Science Approach

Des Moines, IA US
December 10, 2016 to December 11, 2016
Registration


This course is open for internal registration only.
 

Course Descriptions
Cervial Spine (Saturday)Lumbar Spine (Sunday)
This blended online/onsite course is designed to provide the clinician with the skills to diagnose common cervical spine pathologies, determine the necessary precautions and contraindications and design comprehensive treatment plans incorporating manual therapy, neurodynamics, pain neuroscience education, exercise and sensorimotor retraining. Additionally, this course will blend pain neuroscience with manual therapy, providing a unique pain science view of cervical spine disorders.  New and updated clinical pathology of the cervical spine, along with pain science form the framework from which cervical spine pathologies and pain patterns are discussed.  Physical therapy treatments, as well as medical interventions and diagnosis will be discussed in relation to the new and updated research information.  The material covered in this course is immediately applicable in the clinic.  Topics include common conditions such as disc lesions, nerve root pain, facet joint injuries, aging, spinal stenosis, headaches, whiplash associated disorders and more.  Clinicians will be instructed in safe and effective handling skills during the evaluation and treatment of the cervical spine.  Treatments covered include pain neuroscience education, joint mobilization, traction, neural tissue mobilization, soft tissue treatment, spinal stabilization, sensorimotor retraining and more.This blended online, on-site course offers a comprehensive investigation into the physical dysfunction of the lumbar spine and its physical evaluation and treatment. The course is designed to provide the clinician with the skills to diagnose common lumbar spine pathologies, recognize subjective and objective signs and symptoms of common lumbar spine pathologies, determine the necessary precautions and contraindications and design comprehensive treatment protocols, including manual therapy, exercise, pain science, neurodynamics, motor control and more. Additionally, this course will blend pain neuroscience with manual therapy, providing a unique pain science view of lumbar spine disorders. New and updated clinical pathology of the lumbar spine, along with pain science and clinical reasoning form the framework from which lumbar spine pathologies and pain patterns are discussed. Physical Therapy treatment, as well as medical interventions and diagnosis will be discussed in relation to the new and updated research information. The material covered in this course is immediately applicable in the clinic. Topics include common conditions such as disc lesions, nerve root pain, facet joint injuries, aging, spinal stenosis, radiculopathy, sacroiliac joint dysfunction and more. Clinicians will be instructed in safe and effective handling skills during the evaluation and treatment of the lumbar spine. Treatments covered include pain neuroscience education, joint mobilization, traction, neural tissue mobilization, soft tissue treatment, spinal stabilization, sensorimotor retraining and more. 
Approach
Cervial Spine (Saturday)Lumbar Spine (Sunday)
This course is delivered in a blended learning fashion, combining online and on-site learning experiences to facilitate participant learning. An interactive and media-rich online pre-course is provided to participants 30 days in advance of an intensive one-day on-site laboratory weekend.  The online pre-course provides an evidence-based overview of the management of cervical disorders using a series of 16 web-based video presentations (30 minutes each), key evidence summaries, hand-outs and primary research articles.  The online pre-course provides the necessary foundation needed to execute the physical tests and treatments associated with the weekend intensive class.  The on-site lab intensive day provides participants with hands-on demonstration and practice of selected examination and manipulative techniques for the cervical spine. A heavy focus is placed on the skill development and proficient use of mobilization, and manipulation interventions for this area of the spine.  An online post-test and on-site skill assessment is used to reinforce course objectives and assess learning. Successful completion of this course requires 80% or higher on post-test, instructor feedback and attendance at each onsite day.This course is delivered in a blended learning fashion, combining online and on-site learning experiences to facilitate participant learning. An interactive and media-rich online pre-course is provided to participants 30 days in advance of an intensive one-day on-site laboratory weekend.  The online pre-course provides an evidence-based overview of the management of lumbar spine disorders using a series of web-based video presentations, key evidence summaries and primary research articles. The on-site one-day lab intensive provides participants with hands-on demonstration and practice of selected examination and manual techniques for the lumbar spine region. A heavy focus is placed on the skill development and proficient use of mobilization interventions for this region.  An online post-test as well as instructor feedback are used to reinforce course objectives and assess learning. Successful completion of this course requires 80% or higher on post-test and attendance at each onsite day.

Target Audience

Intermediate level course open to licensed physical therapists.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and perform key elements of the lumbar and cervical spine subjective and objective clinical examination, with particular emphasis on active and passive motion testing with overpressure, differential testing, and special tests.
  • Synthesize and analyze data from the cervical spine clinical examination based on signs and symptoms within a pain science paradigm.
  • Determine a diagnosis and use sound clinical reasoning and pain science to guide patient/client management.
  • Engage in the diagnostic process to establish differential diagnoses across systems & across the life span.
  • Utilize a consistent clinical process to effectively screen for systemic disease and non-musculoskeletal pathology in patients with cervical and thoracic pain.
  • Justify the selection of manual therapy techniques, pain science education or integrated exercise using clinical reasoning and application of current best evidence.
  • Perform selected cervical mobilization techniques in patients with neck pain or dysfunction when found justified.

Prerequisites

None.

Appropriate Dress

Participants are asked to bring appropriate attire for lab sessions (i.e. shorts and t-shirts and sports bras for women) and air-conditioned environments throughout the day (i.e. warm-up or work-out clothes).

Disclaimer

The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

​Questions

International Spine and Pain Institute
PO Box 232
Story City, IA 50248

866-235-4289
info@ispinstitute.com

Course summary
Course opens: 
12/10/2016
Course expires: 
12/11/2016
Event starts: 
12/10/2016 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
12/11/2016 - 5:30pm
Cost:
$990.00
Rating: 
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Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Academic Center 2nd Floor
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Available Credit

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
12/10/2016
Course expires: 
12/11/2016

Price

Cost:
$990.00
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