Neck pain is present in a large portion of the population. Treatment of these patients can often be difficult, particularly when specific causative structures cannot clearly be defined. Attempting to treat neck pain without an attempt to classify the patient can lead to inconsistent outcomes and frustration for both the patient and clinician. Guiding strategies can help improve patient outcomes and lead the clinician based on the most appropriate evidence-based interventions. This seminar will help clinicians identify common problems associated with neck pain as well as appropriate functional treatments. Evaluation procedures will also be introduced to group patients in treatment categories. This classification system will assist the clinician in determining which patients will most benefit from specific treatment interventions and improve outcomes. Finally, eclectic functional treatment interventions will be covered including stabilization, manual techniques, and pain management strategies. Corrective home exercises will also be reviewed. Participants will walk away with practical and functional treatment techniques that can be implemented with their patients the very next day.

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Course Dates & Locations

  • Sep 7, 2019 – Sep 8, 2019

    901 45th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

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    St Mary's Medical Center
    901 45th Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

    Course Location
    St Mary's Medical Center
    901 45th Street,
    West Palm Beach, FL 33407
    www.stmarysmc.com

    Cypress Room- Use front entrance

    Parking- in front of hospital

    Area Accommodations
    SpringHill Suites West Palm Beach I-95
    2437 Metrocentre Boulevard
    West Palm Beach, FL 33407
    (561) 689-6814

    Homewood Suites by Hilton West Palm Beach
    2455 Metrocentre Boulevard,
    West Palm Beach, FL 33407
    (561) 682-9188

    Residence Inn By Marriott West Palm Beach
    2461 Metrocentre Blvd East
    West Palm Beach, FL 33407
    (561) 687-4747

    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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  • Sep 21, 2019 – Sep 22, 2019

    55 Fogg Road at Rte 18, South Weymouth, MA 02190

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    South Shore Hospita
    55 Fogg Road at Rte 18, South Weymouth, MA 02190

    South Shore Hospital
    55 Fogg Road at Rte 18
    South Weymouth, MA 02190
    Emerson Conference Room "A"
    Tel: 781-340-8000

    Map and Driving Directions:
    Link: http://www.sshosp.org/directions/direction_ssh.htm

    South Shore Hospital is easily accessible from Route 3.
    Northbound on Route 3. Take exit 16 off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

    From North
    Follow I-93 south to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 16B off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

    From Logan Airport
    Follow signs out of the airport for I-93 south. There will be a $3 toll immediately outside the airport. Proceed through the Ted Williams Tunnel and follow signs for Exit 23, to I-93 south. Follow I-93 south to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 16B off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

    From West
    Follow the Mass Pike (I-90) to exit 14 (I-95/Route 128 south). When I-95 splits from Route 128, remain on Route 128 south (which is now also I-93 north). When I-93 north splits north, travel on to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 16B off Route 3 south on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

    From South
    Follow Route 3 northbound to exit 16. Travel south on Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

    Follow Route 24 north to I-93 north. Follow to Route 3 south (Braintree/Cape Cod). Take exit 16B off Route 3 on to Route 18 south (Main Street). At the third traffic light, turn left on to Columbian Street. Turn right on to Fogg Road, pass the hospital's emergency entrance on your right, and then turn right into the main entrance parking lot.

    Area Accommodations
    Holiday Inn 781-871-0545
    929 Hingham Street, Rockland, MA
    (2.9 miles away)

    Comfort Inn - Rockland - 781-982-1000
    850 Hingham St, Rockland, MA
    (3.0 miles away)

    Hyatt Place Boston/Braintree – 781-848-0600
    50 Forbes Road, Braintree, MA
    (5.0 miles away)

    There are NO room blocks or discounts available at the mentioned hotels.
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  • Nov 16, 2019 – Nov 17, 2019

    1935 Don Wickham Drive, Orlando (Clermont), FL 34711

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    NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER
    1935 Don Wickham Drive, Orlando (Clermont), FL 34711

    Course Location
    NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER
    (on the campus of South Lake Hospital)
    1935 Don Wickham Drive.
    Clermont, FL 34711

    http://www.usantc.com/

    NTC Classrooms


    Area Accommodations
    Fairfield Inn and Suites Clermont
    1750 Hunt Trace Boulevard
    Clermont, FL
    352-394-6585
    (0.2 miles away)

    Hampton Inn and Suites Clermont
    2200 E Highway 50
    Clermont, FL
    352-536-6600
    (0.5 miles away)

    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 Hourswill 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, CHT, 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, 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 key anatomical structures and principles as they relate to CervicoThoracic examination and treatment.
  • Determine how diagnostic utility influences the outcome of special tests
  • Perform a screening to identify contraindications to treatment and noting when further medical assessment is necessary.
  • Perform a thorough evidence based examination of the CervicoThoracic complex which immediately directs treatment.
  • Demonstrate a functional treatment progression based on clinical findings and evidence.

Participants Comments

  • “Excellent speaker - sensitive to the various expertise levels in the class - down to earth, approachable and knowledgeable”
  • “Instructor was very thorough - knew the information in depth”
  • “VERY GOOD organization of material - excellent handouts”
  • “Bill kept the class moving and interesting - Thanks”

Schedule

  • Day 1

    8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
    8:30 Functional Anatomy and Pathomechanics
    - Cervical stenosis
    - Disk herniations
    - Radiculopathy
    - T-4 Syndrome
    - Bone spurs
    - Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency
    10:00 BREAK
    10:15 Reliability and Diagnostic Utility of the Clinical Examination
    11:00 Medical Screening of the CervicoThoracic Complex
    - Upper Quarter Screen
    - Neurological Screen
    - Differentiation of referred pain
    12:00 LUNCH (ON YOUR OWN)
    1:00 Examination of the CervicoThoracic Complex
    - Classification Systems
    - Radiological Interpretation
    2:00 LAB Examination:
    - Assessment of posture
    - Neurodynamic assessments
    - Neurological compromise
    - Upper motor neuron lesions
    3:00 BREAK
    3:15 LAB Cont.
    - Vascular signs
    - Vertigo and dizziness
    - Cervical instability
    - Cervical muscle strength
    - Vascular compromise
    - Joint mobility
    5:30 Q/A and Adjourn
  • Day 2

    8:00 CervicoThoracic Evaluation
    - Making sense of the examination
    - Ruling in and ruling out conditions
    - Algorithmic Evaluation System
    9:00 LAB Manual Therapy
    - Soft Tissue manipulation
    - Trigger point release
    10:00 BREAK
    10:15 LAB Cont.
    - Joint Mobilization/manipulation
    - Muscle Energy Techniques
    12:00 LUNCH (ON YOUR OWN)
    1:00 Centralization Techniques
    - Postural Correction Techniques
    - Repeated Movements
    - Mobilization with Movement
    - Positional Distraction
    - Mechanical/Manual Traction
    1:45 Pain and Spasm Modulation Techniques
    - Breathing techniques
    - Relaxation techniques
    - Manual techniques
    2:15 BREAK
    2:30 Cervicogenic Headaches
    - Upper cervical techniques
    - Craniocervical flexor exercise
    3:00 Functional Exercise Techniques and Prescription
    - Deep cervical exercises
    - Global cervicothoracic exercises
    - Thoracic Outlet release exericses
    5:00 Q/A 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.