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.

 

This is an intermediate level course.

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Course Dates & Locations

  • Apr 27, 2024 – Apr 28, 2024

    9155 SW Barnes Road, Portland, OR 97225

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    Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
    9155 SW Barnes Road, Portland, OR 97225

    Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
    East Pavilion – Stanley Classrooms
    9155 SW Barnes Road
    Portland, OR 97225
    East Parking – Visitors Lot
    503-216-1234

    From the East parking lot take the elevator or stairs to level 1 and walk across the street to the East Pavilion Entrance. There will be a circle drive with a fountain in the middle. Once inside walk straight back through a small seating area and the Stanley classrooms will be directly in front of you.

    Area Accommodations
    Homewood Suites – 503-614-0900
    15525 NW Gateway Court, Beaverton, OR 97006
    (3.7 miles away)

    Hilton Garden Inn – 503-439-1717
    15520 NW Gateway Court, Beaverton, OR 97006
    (3.7 miles away)

    Fairfield Inn and Suites – 503-972-0048
    15583 NW Gateway Court, Beaverton, OR 97006
    (3.7 miles away)

    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels.
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  • Jun 22, 2024 – Jun 23, 2024

    1219 W Roosevelt Rd , CHICAGO (Maywood), IL 60153

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    Loyola Center for Rehabilitation
    1219 W Roosevelt Rd , CHICAGO (Maywood), IL 60153

    Loyola Center for Rehabilitation
    1219 W Roosevelt Rd
    Maywood IL 60153

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites
    200 S Mannheim Rd
    Hillside, IL 60162
    (708) 544-2700

    Best Western Plus Chicago Hillside
    4400 Frontage Road
    Hillside, IL 60162
    (708) 544-9300

    Hyatt House Chicago / Oak Brook
    210 W 22nd St
    Oak Brook, IL 60523
    (630) 590-1200

    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels.
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  • Aug 10, 2024 – Aug 11, 2024

    1660 S. Columbian Way, SEATTLE, WA 98108

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    VA Puget Sound Health Care System
    1660 S. Columbian Way, SEATTLE, WA 98108

    VA Puget Sound Health Care System

    1660 S. Columbian Way

    SEATTLE, WA 98108

    Parking: From entrance at Columbian way, parking garage on the right

    Entrance: Building 101, directly next to the parking garage

    Floor: 1st floor, we will have a sign in table at the front door and a sign pointing to the right where the classrooms are the first doors on the right.

    Room: E80 and E90


    Nearby Accommodations

    Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square
    255 South King Street
    Seattle WA 98104
    (206) 859-4400

    Best Western Plus Pioneer Square Hotel Downtown
    77 YESLER WAY
    Seattle WA 98104
    (206) 340-1234

    Courtyard Seattle Downtown/Pioneer Square
    612 2nd Ave
    Seattle WA 98104
    (206) 625-1111


    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the hotel.

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  • Oct 19, 2024 – Oct 20, 2024

    800 East Gate Blvd, NEW YORK (Garden City), NY 11530

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    Metro Physical Therapy
    800 East Gate Blvd, NEW YORK (Garden City), NY 11530

    Course Location
    Metro Physical Therapy
    800 East Gate Blvd.
    Garden City, NY 11530
    T:516-745-8050


    Area Accommodations
    Hampton Inn Garden City
    1 North Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
    (516) 227-2720
    Walking Distance

    Hilton Garden Inn Westbury
    1575 Privado Road, Westbury, NY 11590
    (516) 683-8200

    Courtyard by Marriott Westbury
    1800 Privado Road, Westbury, NY 11590
    (516) 542-1001


    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels.
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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, ATs & Assistants.

Therapy Network, Inc. (BOC AP#: P2563) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers. Our seminars are eligible for a maximum of 15 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.

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: 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.