Differential Diagnosis and Musculoskeletal Management of the Thoracic Spine Denton TX Dec 2022

Musculoskeletal Courses

Course Description

22 Education Hours: 7 hours of Online Self Study + 15 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.

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.

This course provides a detailed description of the thoracic spine and rib anatomy and biomechanics. Differential diagnosis is taught from the most common to the lease common pathologies: 1) acute disc, 2) ribs (4 to 10), and 3) facet arthropathy. Management suggestions start with care for acute discogenic pathologies, addressing soft tissue and spinal techniques.

Treatment then progresses to the ribs, and lastly to the vertical kinetic chain of T4 to T12 spinal column. The course ends with case studies, and questions and answers.

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, OT, OTA, ATC

Educational Level: Basic

Course Outline-Live-Thoracic


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

By the end of the course, given the provided evidence-based information, the participant will be able to:
  • integrate the pathoanatomy, physiology, and biomechanics of Thoracic Spine and Ribs pathologies into one or more of the following, and consequent, common clinical dysfunctions: internal disc disruption, thoracic soft tissue pathologies, costovertebral and costotransverse joint dysfunction or more severe conditions such as fracture, tumor or systemic-inflammatory diseases.
  • Identify, through a systematic process, 5 different key landmarks around the thoracics pine aimed to assist in the clinical examination and joint specific treatment clinical approaches.
  • interpret, through a systematic process, the key findings from the proposed basic clinical examination of patients with Thoracic Spine and Ribs related conditions.
  • design 3 effective treatment interventions for acute thoracic spine pain such as internal disc disruption.
  • design3 effective treatment interventions for rib pain disorders such as costotransverse synovitis and functional instability.
  • decide which specific clinical tests are the most informative for diagnosis from the general clinical examination of the thoracic spine for a patient with thoracic spine pain and dysfunction


D&D Sports Suite 108
2318, San Jacinto Boulevard, Denton, Texas, 76205, United States


Jean-Michel Brismée

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December 3, 2022 7:30 am

Instruction Hours

December 3, 2022
8:00 am – 6:30 pm

December 4, 2022
8:00 am – 3:15 pm


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