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A Total Approach for Treating Neck & Scapular Disorders
CE Test
$9.99 USD
This purchase is for online CE Test only
Product Details
Format:
Additional Participant CE Test
Author:
SUE A DUPONT, MS, MBA, PT, ATC
Publisher:
PESI Inc.
Copyright:
5/15/2013
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
RNT020158
Objectives
  • Review current treatment-based Classification Systems for patients with neck pain
  • Describe relevant functional anatomy and mechanics of the cervical-scapulo-thoracic region and how it affects spinal stability
  • Examine how to appropriately utilize PNF, pressure biofeedback, and specialized taping techniques to improve functional mobility
  • Determine how to develop an effective exercise progression for neck and scapula stabilization
  • Discover how to apply soft tissue mobilization and neuromuscular stabilization techniques for treating neck and shoulder girdle pain and dysfunction
Outline

Introduction

  • Why we need to understand the neck and shoulder girdle better
  • Review of current biomechanical theories and research on cervical spine
    • Using Classification Systems and Functional Index findings to guide treatment planning
    • Causes of neck pain and disability—biomechanical and neurological changes

 

Common Hyper- and Hypo-Mobility Diagnoses Therapists Treat in the Cervical and Scapular-thoracic region

  • Whiplash, Herniated Nucleus Pulposus (HNP),  spondylosis, radiculopathy, scoliosis
  • Hypo-mobility diagnoses—stenosis, kyphosis, facet joint dysfunction, Degenrative Disk Disease (DDD)

 

How do we stabilize?

  • Review of relevant functional anatomy of the cervical-scapulo-thoracic region
  • Discuss biomechanical model of the Cervical Motion Segment and effects of instability
  • Effects of posture and aging on tissue structure and motor control

 

Lab 1: Palpation AND Posture Assessment

  • Bony structures and gross muscle testing
  • Posture observations and documentation of scoliosis and scapular winging
  • Special tests—Jull’s Test for Cranio-cervical stability, Standing Arm Elevation, Axial compression, vertebral artery, Spurling’s test, and Scapular Balancing Index

 

Common Surgical aND Non-surgical treatments

  • Laminectomy, discectomy, cervical fusion, disc replacement
  • Pain management strategies—spinal injections, trigger point injections, Botox, and acupuncture
  • Clinical Modalities—iontophoresis, manual vs. mechanical traction

 

Lab 2: HANDS-ON TREATMENT TECHNIQUES

  • Mobility testing and TMJ screening
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization—passive release, muscle energy release, and tissue unwinding
  • Demonstration of advanced mobilization techniques—MET and Mobilization with movement

 

Neuromuscular Re-Education: Clinical applications AND Treatments

  • Pressure biofeedback for deep neck flexors and scapular stability exercises
  • Specialized taping techniques using kinesio-taping and McConnell taping strategies

 

Stabilization for Neck AND Scapula

  • Critical links and 3 Postural Zones
  • Weak links in the Stability Chain
  • Progression of Exercise Programs

 

Lab 3: Stabilization AND Scapular Mobility Exercises

  • Deep neck flexor training and Cervical “clock” exercises
  • Connecting the postural zones
  • Mobilization exercises for Scapular-thoracic region
  • Building scapula-thoracic postural control
  • Advanced exercise techniques—gliding discs, yoga, PNF, and dynamic reaction training


Additionally, this course includes extensive, hands-on lab and demonstration sessions to allow participants to practice treatment techniques and exercise progressions. PNF techniques, as well as Pilates principles will be used to improve functional movement patterns. Clinical pearls with inexpensive, readily-available clinical supplies and equipment will also be shared, including specialized taping and neuromuscular re-education techniques for addressing common substitution patterns. Participants will learn new tools and techniques that can be implemented into their clinical practice the very next day.

Author

Continuing Education Credits
Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants:
Florida
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
This self-study course consists of 6.0 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants:
CA PT
PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 6.0 continuing competency hours.

Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 CE credit hours.

Kentucky Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 6.0 continuing education credit hours for Kentucky Physical Therapists. The rule under 201 KAR 22:045, Section 2, (2)(a) states that category 1 continued competency credits can be earned from providers approved by another physical therapy licensing agency. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.

Michigan Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants:

New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours.

North Carolina Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants: PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Provider Number: 216-000071. This intermediate course is approved by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners by virtue of PESI Inc. approved provider status with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation. This course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education hours.

Pennsylvania Physical Therapists and Assistants: The Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes approval by all other state boards. This self-study activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists.

Utah Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants: This course is designed to meet the Utah DOPL Rule R156-24b-303b.2.c.iv - A commercial continuing education provider providing a course related to the practice of physical therapy. Please retain a copy of the advertising brochure and your certificate of completion to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This self-study activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.

Vermont Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 continuing education credit hours for Vermont Physical Therapists. The Board confirms acceptance of continuing education programs that are recognized by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.

Virginia Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants: CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.0 hours of type 2 continued competency credit for Virginia Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants. Regulation 18VAC112-20-131, Section B, (2) states that up to ten type 2 continued competency credits can be earned by completing independent study activities related to the clinical practice of physical therapy.

Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: This self-study activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 6.0 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Other Professions
This self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 clock hours of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.

Disclaimer: **Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.
**It is your ethical responsibility to report accurate hours to your licensing board.
**All self-study participants must complete and pass (80% or better) a post-test/evaluation prior to receiving a certificate of completion. If you require a copy of the test/evaluation for CE purposes, please print at the time you take the test. Or you may call our customer service department and a copy of your test/evaluation will be emailed to you. Please allow 30-45 days.


Audience
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Certified Athletic Trainers
  • Massage Therapists
  • Physiatrists
  • Physicians
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialists