Diagnosis and Management of the Thoracic Spine and Ribs

This IAOM-US course is appropriate for ATs, OTs, PT’s and PTA’s.  The IAOM-US teaches that the essential starting point for orthopedic care is accurate clinical diagnosis.  IAOM courses and resources present effective musculoskeletal techniques established by leaders in the field.  Scientific and clinical research provides the foundation for the entire program.

The region of the thoracic spine and ribs are not well understood in medical literature and in the clinical setting.

    

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1Pathoanatomy I
2Pathoanatomy II
3Pathoanatomy III
4Biomechanics
5Clinical Exam I
6Clinical Exam II
7Interpretation and Pathology
8Disc Management
9Local Exam and Segmental Testing
10Pathoanatomy - Ribs
11Clinical Exam - Ribs
12Case Study for Thoracic Pain
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Diagnosis and Management of the Thoracic Spine and Ribs
This IAOM-US course is appropriate for ATs, OTs, OTAs, PT’s and PTA’s. The IAOM-US teaches that the essential starting point for orthopedic care is accurate clinical diagnosis. IAOM courses and resources present effective manual orthopedic techniques established by leaders in the field. Scientific and clinical research provides the foundation for the entire program.

The region of the thoracic spine and ribs are not well understood in medical literature and in the clinical setting. This course provides a detailed description of the thoracic spine and rib anatomy and biomechanics. Differential diagnosis is taught from the most common to the lease common pathologies.
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