A Complete Clinician’s Approach to Musculoskeletal Management of the Thoracic Spine

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.

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Course Schedule

August 25, 2021

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm


August 31, 2021

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

(Clinical Exam and Interpretation)

September 10, 2021

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

(Treatment - Hands-on Management Strategies)

September 17, 2021

1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

(Treatment - Neuromotor and SenMoCOR)

September 21, 2021

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

(Dry Needling in Thoracic Spine Pain)

September 27, 2021

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

(Specific Management Scoliosis)

October 7, 2021

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

(Biopsychosocial aspects of patient-clinician relationship)

October 13, 2021

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

(Somatovisceral pain)

October 15, 2021

5:00 pm to 5:00 pm

(Final Exam is available for 4 weeks)


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