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NEXT – A Complete Clinician’s Approach to Musculoskeletal Management of Thoracic Spine Pain

April 7 - June 12

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After you register, this is your entry point to the weekly content, final exam, and certificate for this course.


Course Schedule

Note: If you cannot attend certain sessions, you can review the session recordings within a few days.

  • 7 April 6:30 – 8:30 pm CST – Pathoanatomy of the Thoracic Spine

  • 13 April 6:00 – 8:00 pm CST – Clinical Exam and Interpretation

  • 23 April 2 – 4 pm CST – Treatment Hands-on Management Strategies

  • 30 April 1:30 – 3:30 pm CST – Treatment Neuromotor and Sensorimotor management – SenMoCOR

  • 4 May 5:00 – 7:00 pm CST – Dry Needling in thoracic spine Pain

  • 10 May 7:30-9:30 pm CST – Specific Management: Scoliosis

  • 20 May 5:00 – 7:00 pm CST – Biopsychosocial aspects of patient-clinician relationship

  • 26 May 6:30 – 8:30 pm CST – Somatovisceral pain

  • 28 May (Friday) 5:00 pm CST – Final Exam is available for two weeks from this date.

Course Description

24 Education Hours:  8 Hours – Online Self Study + 16 Hours – Online Instructor-led Training

IAOM-US-NEXT combines online courses with Online Instructor-Led Training (OILT). You get a very personalized mentoring experience from the comfort of your favorite learning environment.

The IAOM-US NEXT Approach to Complete Clinician in Musculoskeletal Management of Thoracic Pain course takes an in-depth look at thoracic spine complex pathoanatomy (discogenic degenerative and traumatic deficits, structural deficiencies, functional instability, intra-articular joint conditions, chondral defects, muscular dysfunctions, etc.), basic and specific clinical examination of the thoracic spine, clinical interpretation and differential diagnosis, management suggestions for acute and recurrent/chronic thoracic spine conditions, overall conservative management of thoracic pain among others.

Each week, course participants will log in and receive 2 hours of live skills enhancement around certain patient care considerations – all on a specific case study prepared to develop the knowledge and skills to become a complete clinician. This way participants can see the systematic approach, combining updated evidence and clinical experience/expertise, as it applies to the same case study.

Objectives and Goals

  • Exhibit an exact knowledge of pathoanatomy, physiology, and biomechanics for the thoracic spine complex conditions and related disorders.
  • Review clinical examination of the thoracic spine and related disorders.
  • Show an understanding of how to interpret the clinical examination to reach a precise clinical diagnosis of the thoracic joint complex dysfunctions and related disorders.
  • Perform effective treatment for structural and functional-related pathologies through an accurate understanding of surface anatomy and tissue physiology of the thoracic spine complex and related disorders.
  • Apply a framework for planning the prescription of affliction-specific neuromotor and sensorimotor strategies management for the thoracic spine complex and related disorders.
  • Integrate evidence and experience shared by the instructors into a complete approach in musculoskeletal management of thoracic spine complex dysfunctions.
NEXT - 210407 - A Complete Clinician's Approach to Thoracic Spine Pain
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April 7
June 12
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United States