Differential Diagnosis and Musculoskeletal Management of Cervical Spine Pain – KC KS Aug 2021
~15 Contact Hours + 8 Hours of online self-study
The online portion of this course is 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.
The LIVE portion of this course offers live lecture and extensive hands-on lab demonstrating and modeling techniques. PowerPoint presentations are used and participants receive a manual with all course materials printed.
The IAOM-US Cervical course takes an in-depth look at lower and cervical spine joints and segmental biomechanics and pathoanatomy (including primary and secondary discogenic and zygapophyseal dysfunctions), cervical radiculopathies, functional instability, cervicogenic headache, basic and specific clinical examination of the cervical spine joint complex, clinical interpretation and differential diagnosis, management suggestions for acute and recurrent/chronic conditions, among others.
The hands-on experience at the two-day live courses emphasizes teaching and practicing clinical examination, differential diagnosis, management development, and orthopedic manual therapy. This experience focuses on techniques and problem solving, as well as clinical analysis, synthesis and application via case studies.
At the conclusion of this course, the learner will be able to:
- be able to integrate the pathoanatomy, physiology, and biomechanics of cervical Joint pathologies into one or more of the following, and consequent, common clinical dysfunctions: primary and secondary discogenic dysfunctions, functional instability, ZAJ osteoarthritis, cervical radiculopathy or more severe conditions such as fracture, tumor or systemic-inflammatory diseases.
- be able to identify, through a systematic process, 5 different key landmarks around the cervical complex aimed to assist in the clinical examination and joint specific treatment clinical approaches.
- be able to interpret, through a systematic process, the key findings from the proposed basic clinical examination of patients with upper cervical related conditions.
- decide which specific clinical tests are the most informative for diagnosis from the general clinical examination of the lower cervical segments for a patient with acute, recurrent or chronic cervical pain.
- design 3 effective treatment interventions for acute pain such as cervicogenic headaches.
- design 3 effective treatment interventions for muscle-tendinous and capsular disorders such as whiplash related dysfunction and functional instability.
- design 3 effective treatment interventions for recurrent discogenic pain.
- design 3 effective treatment interventions for localized myofascial restrictions and pain syndrome of the cervical region
This course will consist of live lecture and hands-on lab demonstration modeling techniques over the course of 2 days.
There will be a maximum of 16:1 student to instructor ratio.
8:00 am – 6:30 pm
8:00 am – 3:15 pm