Advanced Cervicothoracic and Shoulder Interventions for Upper Limb Symptoms
Section: Academy of Hand and Upper Extremity PT
Session Code: HR-1B-4540
Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Hilton Riverside
Room: Grand Salon D

Speaker(s):   Stephania Bell, PT, CSCS, OCS
  Jeremiah Samson, PT, MS
  Michael Wong, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
  Emmanuel Yung, PT, DPT, MA, OCS, FAAOMPT

Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Advanced

According to evidence, experts appear able to maximize outcomes with fewer visits. This session aims to accelerate your path to expert practice of scientifically enhancing precise movement of the cervicothoracic and shoulder regions to clear their contribution in upper limb symptoms. Systematic reviews suggest that efficient utilization of multimodal interventions may maximize outcomes. However, the majority of these manual and movement approaches have been published in isolation and have not been widely presented in combination to optimize results. It is a common drawback that the interplay between cervicothoracic and shoulder regions and their contribution in upper limb symptoms is often overlooked, leading to less than ideal outcomes. This session will fast-track the real-time differentiation and verification of impairments from these 3 regions as the cause and source of the problem, thereby achieving optimal outcomes. The speakers will provide expert-level approaches and highlight scientifically proven yet simple patient-specific progression strategies for these 3 interconnected regions. Through the use of patient case examples from professional sports and from the United States military, this session will provide physical therapists with easy-to-learn, movement-focused strategies of the cervicothoracic and shoulder regions for augmenting the management of upper extremity symptoms.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

1. Validate expert-level, clinical pattern recognition concepts to fast-track treatment decisions regarding contributions of the cervical spine, thorax, and shoulder complex in upper limb symptoms.

2. Fast-track the systematic subjective and objective expm to evaluate the most clinically salient impairments from general orthopedics to professional sports.

3. Perform real-time assessment of problems arising from the neck, thorax, and shoulder regions so that precise and advanced manual and movement system interventions become self-evident.

4. Conclude scientific progression of advanced cervicothoracic and shoulder interventions to augment local interventions.

CEU: 0.2

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