Managing patients with neck pain can be confusing and frustrating for novice and experienced clinicians alike. In this course, the instructor uses treatment-based classification to streamline clinical decision making and care planning. Examination techniques and strategies are presented that are supported by research and/or clinical experience. Intervention strategies covered include high velocity thrust manipulation, therapeutic exercise to improve dynamic stabilization, and directionally–specific exercise. Treatment strategies for patients with arm symptoms, cervicogenic headaches or high-levels of neck pain are also included.
This cervical spine course uses as its framework a treatment–based classification model, which assists clinicians in making decisions about treatment based on the results of the examination. Instead of trying to determine what the pathologic tissue is, or the pain generator, the emphasis instead is on determining what the most sensible course of initial treatment is. From there we can proceed to evidence–based treatment options. The manual therapy options that are included in the course are all evidence–based and have been used by a variety of different practitioners. They've been honed over a variety of different years to maximize their effectiveness.
The exercises that were selected have all been done so because they've been shown to be effective for a variety of different patient populations and to elicit high levels of muscle activation in the target muscles. The course emphasizes evidence–based practice — not research only but also the influence of the clinician and the patient and how these intersect in helping the clinician decide what the best course of management is for each individual patient.
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CE Hours: 10.0 hrs Delivered: OnlineInstant Online Access to Course Material for 365 days, Videos, Downloadable Course Manual PDF,Online Test and Printable Course Certificate
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Dr. Chris Durall PT, DPT, SCS, LAT, CSCS is the Director of the Student Health Center Physical Therapy Department and a graduate faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. A practicing outpatient orthopedic/sports clinician since 1993, Dr. Durall earned Baccalaureate and Advanced Masters degrees in Physical Therapy from UW-LaCrosse, and a Doctorate in physical therapy from Creighton University. He is a graduate of the yearlong Gundersen-Lutheran Sports Physical Therapy Residency program, a board-certified sports physical therapist, a licensed athletic trainer, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist since 1997. Dr. Durall has authored and co-authored numerous textbook chapters and published research and review articles in PT Magazine, Physiotherapy, the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, the Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, Isokinetics and Exercise Science, the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, the Strength and Conditioning Journal, Critical Reviews in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and the Journal of Athletic Training.