This two day; hands on intensive seminar is designed to develop clinical assessment and treatment skills in advanced concepts of pain management and dysfunction in the upper quadrant. This course will combine an efficient examination process to effectively differentiate between musculoskeletal and neurological sources of pain in order to identify and sequence a custom treatment plan tailored to the dysfunction. Hands on lab sessions will further facilitate proper examination and treatment interventions involving evidence based special testing, neuromobilization, manual therapy, orthotic interventions and exercise prescription. Finally, case scenarios will be incorporated to pair clinical reasoning to situations that are encountered in the clinical setting. The purpose of this seminar is to allow the clinician to move from protocol derived treatment to professional assessment and treatment of the nervous system and the interfacing musculoskeletal system. The emphasis is on creative solutions to difficult problems by integrating neuroanatomical, neurophysiological and kinesiological principles creating a fresh approach to difficult patient problems resulting in improved functional outcomes and patient satisfaction.

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Course Dates & Locations

  • Dec 1, 2018 – Dec 2, 2018

    201 East University Parkway , Baltimore, MD 21218

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    MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
    201 East University Parkway , Baltimore, MD 21218

    Johnston Professional Building - Mezzanine Level
    Hand Center Teleconference Room

    Map and Driving Directions:
    https://www.medstarhealth.org/union-memorial/SiteAssets/Images/umhcampusmap.jpg

    Driving Directions:

    From JFX (I-83)
    Take Cold Spring Lane East exit. Make a right onto Roland Avenue; stay left as it becomes University Parkway. Cross over Charles Street; make a right at the next light onto St. Paul Street. Make a left (before the light) onto 34th Street. Parking garage A is on the right.

    Heading South on I-95
    Take I-95 South to 695 West (toward Towson). On 695, take exit 30 (Perring Parkway South). Stay on Perring Parkway as it becomes Hillen Road near Morgan State University. Make a right onto 33rd Street; continue to a right onto Calvert Street. Make a left onto 34th Street and an immediate left into parking garage.

    From B/W Parkway (I-295)
    Enter Baltimore via Russell Street. Make a right onto Pratt Street. Make a left onto Calvert Street. Drive 3.5 miles to a left on to 34th Street, followed by an immediate left into parking garage.

    From I-95 North
    Take I-395 N (Exit 53) toward downtown. Merge onto I-395 N; keep left at the fork in the ramp. Make a right onto W. Pratt Street. Make a left onto Calvert Street. Drive 3.5 miles to a left onto 34th Street, then make an immediate left into parking garage.

    From I-70 and points West
    Take I-70 toward Baltimore. At the 695 (Baltimore Beltway) intersection, go north toward Towson, to I-83 south. Follow directions from JFX I-83 (above).

    Parking
    Parking for is available in Garage A (entrance located on 34th Street). Garage A has a connecting bridge directly to the hospital and professional office buildings.


    Area Accommodations
    Doubletree Inn at the Colonnade
    4 W. University Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21218
    Reservations: 410-235-5400
    www.doubletree.com

    Radisson Cross Keys
    5100 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21210
    Reservations: 410-532-6900
    www.radisson.com/unionmemorial

    Radisson Plaza Lord Baltimore
    20 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
    Reservations: 410-539-8400
    www.radisson.com/hotels/mdbalhar


    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the hotel.
    Please visit the hotel chain website for “Best Rates”

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  • Feb 22, 2019 – Feb 23, 2019

    5848 S Fashion Blvd, Murray, UT 84107

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    The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (TOSH)
    5848 S Fashion Blvd, Murray, UT 84107

    Enter the building through door #3. The conference will be in the auditorium, located on the same floor.
    Park in parking lot #3.

    Area Accommodations
    Residence Inn by Marriott
    171 East 5300 South
    Murray, UT 84107
    (801) 262-4200

    Home2 Suites by Hilton
    4927 S State Street,
    Murray, UT 84107
    (801) 288-1234

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites
    5429 South Commerce Drive,
    Murray, UT 84107
    (877) 410-6681

    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels. Please visit the hotel chain website for “Best Rates”

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Educational Credit

A certificate of attendance for 15 Contact Hours will be awarded to each participant. All Therapy Network Seminars are pre‐approved for CEUs in the state where the course is conducted when required for PT, OT, ATC & Assistants.

BOC Board of Certification, Inc. Approved Provider # P‐2563

AOTA Approved Provider of Continuing Education # 3073 Category 1 Domain of OT. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsements of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA

Audience

This course is intended for PTs, PTAs, OTs, OTAs and ATs

NOTE: CE Credit for FL Licensed PTAs will reflect Tx content only per FPTA regulations.

NOTE: Nothing in this course is to enable or permit the learner to apply techniques outside of the scope of practice in their individual state and discipline.

Objectives

  • Identify complex neurophysiological sources of pain and distinguish between acute, chronic, referred and neuropathic pain conditions
  • Demonstrate an effective Upper Quadrant Screening that will locate proximal pain generators.
  • Demonstrate soft tissue and joint mobilizations, exercise prescription and activity adaption germane to resolving issues of the thoracic outlet.
  • Identify neuraldynamic theory as applied to the integration of nerve assessment and intervention designed to resolve difficult pain issues. The participant will move beyond “nerve gliding” to understanding mechanical interface dysfunctions, neural tension and transverse sliding disorders.
  • Identify rehabilitation strategies for upper quadrant pain conditions that considers the client’s cultural, social and environmental context enabling the individual client to return to maximum functional independence.

Schedule

  • Day 1

    8:00 Continental Breakfast and Sign In
    8:30 The ABC’s of behavioral medicine
    Ultrastructure of peripheral nerve
    Physiology of the peripheral nerve
    Biomechanics of the peripheral nervous system
    Pain propagation and relationship to central nervous system processing
    10:00 BREAK
    10:15 Lab 1: Cervical spine screening/Periscapular assessment and soft tissue mobilization
    Lab 2: The Thoracic Outlet: Brachial Plexus Compression: Assessment and traditional intervention strategies
    12:00 Lunch (on your own)
    1:00 Lab 3: Proximal Compressive Neuropathies/Assessment traditional strategies/soft tissue and neural mobilization.
    Median Nerve.
    3:00 BREAK
    3:15 Lab 3 Cont…
    Ulnar Nerve.
    Radial Nerve.
    5:30 Q & A and Adjourn.
  • Day 2

    8:00 General Principles of Neurodynamics
    9:00 Neurodynamics of the Upper Quadrant/Neuropathology/Neuropathic Pain
    10:00 BREAK
    10:15 Musculoskeletal vs. Neural Dysfunction
    Assessment and treatment planning concepts.
    11:30 Lab 1: Physical examination and neuro orthopedic assessment
    12:00 Lunch (on your own)
    1:30 Lab 1 Cont…
    2:00 Lab 2: Neuro orthopedic intervention for compressive neuropathies of the upper extremity
    3:00 BREAK
    3:15 Lab 3: Musculoskeletal intervention for pain syndromes of the upper extremity
    5:00 Questions and Adjourn.

Cancellation Policy

Registration fee less a $75 administrative charge is refundable if cancellation received 14 days prior to program date. No refunds will be given after that time. Therapy Network, Inc. reserves the right to cancel a seminar and will refund in full the registration fee only. TNI is NOT responsible for registrants nonrefundable airfare, accommodations or fees.