Neck pain leads to significant disability and limits functional abilities for patients at all levels. Treatment approaches can often be confusing due to dogmatic classification systems, which can be overly complicated and difficult to apply in a clinically meaningful way. However, patients with regional disorders often present with similar clinical presentations. These clinical presentations can often guide clinicians towards the best treatment options.

This course is designed to be eclectic in its delivery to best suit the needs the busy clinician. Treatment approaches are organized based on categories that are consistent with how patients that report neck pain are likely to present. Clinical presentations such as chronic neck pain, radiculopathy, traumatic onset, asymmetric movements, headache or myofascial pain are common in clinical practice. This course will provide treatment options in a multimodal context that are grouped to address the most common clinical presentations. Finally, treatment approaches are organized in a logical way providing examples of how the treatments could be integrated.

This is an intermediate level course.


This course is made available as an in-service option only. 

Should you like to offer this course to your staff please complete the in-service request form here.

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Course Dates & Locations

  • Jul 27, 2024 – Jul 28, 2024

    2200 Los Rios Blvd #132, Plano, TX 75074

    *Early registration ends  07/01/2024


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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, 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


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.


  • Identify relevant clinical cervicothoracic anatomy to facilitate evaluation and treatment of patients with neck pain.
  • Identify the most common clinical presentations associated with the cervicothoracic pain.
  • Identify examination findings associated with the most common cervicothoracic pain clinical presentations.
  • Identify treatment progressions based on clinical presentation and how to progress/regress treatment.
  • Demonstrate treatment procedures for a given clinical presentation.
  • Identify how treatment pathways may be altered for unique clinical situations in those with cervicothoracic pain.

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”


  • Day 1

    8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
    8:30 Clinical Anatomy
    10:00 BREAK
    10:15 Outcomes for cervicothoracic disorders
    11:00 Clinical presentation; clinical pathways
    12:00 LUNCH (ON YOUR OWN)
    1:00 Clinical Decision Making
    1:30 Chronic Neck Pain
    Demonstration and Practice Lab
    3:00 BREAK
    3:15 Radiculopathy/Referred Arm Pain
    Demonstration and Practice Lab
    5:30 Q/A and Adjourn
  • Day 2

    8:00 Acute/Traumatic Onset of neck pain
    Demonstration and Practice Lab
    10:00 BREAK
    10:15 Asymmetric motion
    Demonstration and Practice Lab
    12:00 LUNCH (ON YOUR OWN)
    1:00 Cervicogenic Headache
    Demonstration and Practice Lab
    2:45 BREAK
    3:00 Myofascial Pain
    Demonstration and Practice Lab
    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.