Cervical Spine

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Cervical Spine “It’s A Pain In The Neck”


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Course Description: 3 Hours (.3 CEUs)

This course provides an introductory understanding of the cervical spine while taking into consideration signs and symptoms associated with serious pathological conditions. The intent of this course is to add upon current clinical reasoning skills as supported by evidence-based literature concerning the anatomy, evaluation, and treatment of the cervical spine. This course is presented in online PowerPoint format, which includes audio lecture and video demonstration of techniques that can be immediately implemented into practice upon completion.
This course content is not intended for use by any participants outside the scope of their license or regulation.

Course Outline

Course Outline

Cervical Spine: It’s a Pain In The Neck

1. Cervical Anatomy
2. Muscular Anatomy
3. Vascular Supply
4. Arthrokinematics
5. Examination
a. Subjective
b. Screening
i. Vascular
ii. Spondylogenic
iii. Neurologic
c. Observation
d. Physical
e. Neurological
6. Treatment Classification
7. Intervention
a. Manual Techniques
i. Contraindications
ii. Csp HVLAT
iii. Muscle Energy Technique
b. Therapeutic Exercise
i. Deep Neck Flexor Strengthening
c. Traction
i. Contraindications
d. Postural Correction
i. Work Ergonomics
ii. Therapeutic Exercises
8. Conclusion
9. References

Course Objectives:

Following completion of this course, the learner will demonstrate:
-Identify pathoanatomical structures of the Cervical Spine
-Describe the importance and principles pertaining to the arthrokinematics of sub cranial and cervical spine
-Recognize key signs and symptoms associated with serious pathological neck conditions
-Explain evidenced-based physical therapy practice including the diagnosis, prognosis, and assessment as it pertains to the cervical spine
-Apply reasoning behind evidence-based interventions including manipulation, mobilization and exercise in order to facilitate improvement in functional outcomes.

Presenter: Dr. Anthony Cheung, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. SMT, Cert. DN

Dr. Cheung is a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist based out of the Houston, Texas area and has been working in outpatient orthopedic PT clinics for 4 years. Dr. Cheung graduated with his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University and has earned additional certifications in both spinal manipulation and dry needling. He has co-authored peer-reviewed professional presentations which include: “Cost Control through Utilizing a Multidisciplinary, Evidence-Based Treatment Approach: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome” and “Clinical Decision Making With an Undiagnosed Post-Traumatic Osteolysis of the Distal Clavicle”. Dr. Cheung has guest lectured on manual therapy and continues to devote his efforts in coordinating professional development programs as the Director of Physical Therapy Professional Development for Nova Medical Centers.

Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants
Instructional Level: Beginner/Intermediate
*Handouts available for downloading/printing to all PTwebucation.com courses.
This course is presented in an online video format with audio lecture for each slide. Approximate length to take the course, including audio lecture, videos and all written material, is 3 hours.



Take Course $49
30 Days Unlimited Access

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