Diagnosis and Management of the Cervical Spine
This online course emphasizes didactic or theoretical content that is delivered through online lectures and online material (eManuals*: course slides and study guide). This is a self-pace on-line course available 24/7. It is segmented into lecture modules plus module assessments to gauge your understanding (must meet a minimum score prior to moving to the next module). You are able to start and stop your viewing time as needed. Your course certificate will be available for you to print upon completion of the course. The study guide is provided to help focus your learning and prepare you for topics covered on the assessments (for each online module). This course takes an in-depth look at cervical joint pathoanatomy, biomechanics, basic and segmental clinical examination and interpretation, management suggestions and specific approaches to diagnose and treat cervical joint complex related disorders.
This online course is the perfect complement to the Differential Diagnosis and Musculoskeletal Management of Cervical Spine and the Musculoskeletal Manual Techniques hands-on, lab-based portion.
By the end of the course the participant will be able to:
- Given a case study of one of the most common musculoskeletal pathologies of the cervical complex with consequent clinical dysfunctions, the learner will independently integrate the anatomic, physiologic and biomechanical findings into a differential diagnosis report.
- accurately identify at least one common clinical dysfunction of the cervical spine in 3 different patient scenarios.
- identify 3 effective treatment interventions for acute, recurrent and chronic cervical dysfunctions and related pathologies.
- design a treatment plan for a patient with acute dysfunction of the cervical spine.
- design a treatment plan for a patient with recurrent or chronic cervical spine dysfunctions.