Diagnosis and Management of the Cervical Spine

Course Description

The cervical spine plays a very important role serving as the support for important sensory organsand as the base for a 5-link chain complex. Understanding the differential diagnosis and potential involvement in other upper trunk dysfunctions results key for the prognosis and appropriate plan of care.

The IAOM-US Diagnosis and Management of the cervical spine online course takes an in-depth look at primary and secondary pathoanatomy, biomechanics, basic and specific clinical examination and interpretation, management suggestions and specific approaches to diagnose and treat cervical related disorders. This course emphasizes didactic or theoretical content that is delivered through online lectures and materials (emanuals*: course slides, study guide and suggested reading). This is a self-pace on-line course available 24/7.

You can start and stop your viewing time as needed. It is segmented into lecture modules plus a final quiz to gauge your understanding. The study guide is provided to help focus your learning experience and prepare you to apply this knowledge into your daily clinical practice. This online course is perfect complement to the Differential Diagnosis and Musculoskeletal Management of Cervical Spine and the Musculoskeletal Manual Techniques hands-on, lab-based portion.

Target Audience: PT, PTA, OT, OTA, AT

Educational Level: Basic

Program Agenda-Online cervical

Objectives and Goals

 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.  

Pre-approved in the following states

Contact info@iaom-us.com to verify approval in your state. Please contact us if you hold a Florida license.

For Pre-Approvals see the PDF - Continuing Education Accreditations & Approvals Requested and/or Received by Organization: PDF File

  • Financial: The instructor(s) receive an honorarium for presenting this course.
  • Non-financial: The instructor(s) have no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
  • Partial credit is not available. For online courses, passing module assessments and completing the course evaluation is required to earn continuing education credit. For live courses, attendance is confirmed by signing the attendance sheet at the course; ensure name and professional license number are accurate, and initial both morning and afternoon attendance.


Jean-Michel Brismée

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Valerie Phelps

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Phillip S. Sizer Jr.

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