Differential Diagnosis and Musculoskeletal Management of the Cervical Spine – Duluth MN – Mar 2023

Musculoskeletal Courses

Course Description

22.5 Education Hours: 8 hours of Online Self Study + 14.5 Hours hands-on experience

8 hrs of this course 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 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 digital manual with all course materials. Instructors evaluate the participants understanding during the course by Instructor Observation and skills self-assessments.

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.

Target Audience: PT, PTA, ATC

Instruction Level: Basic

Course Outline-Live-Cervical Spine


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.
  • We will not offer partial credit. Online courses: Passing an online exam and completing a course evaluation will be required to earn continuing education credit. Live courses: Participants must attend all the activities. Attendees must sign an attendance sheet for the course, placing their name, license number and state, and signature for both morning and afternoon attendance..

Objectives and Goals

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.


St. Luke's Hospital
915, East 1st Street, Duluth, Minnesota, 55805, United States


Esteban Azevedo

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March 11, 2023 7:30 am

Instruction Hours

March 11, 2023
8:00 am – 6:30 pm

March 12, 2023
8:00 am – 3:15 pm


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