Examination & Selected Manual Interventions for Patients with Cervico-Thoracic Spine Disorders

Presenter:  Dr. Robert Boyles - Clinical Associate Professor, Physical Therapy Program

Date:  Saturday and Sunday - May 31 & June 1, 2014
              8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday

Location:  Weyerhaeuser Center for Health Sciences
                     University of Puget Sound
                     Tacoma, WA

Course Description:  Cervico-thoracic spine disorders and associated diagnosis constitute a large population treated by the orthopaedic physical therapist. This is a hands-on, evidence-based course that integrates your clinical expertise with current evidence for physical therapy clinical examination and interventions.  The primary goal is to refine and advance your skills in clinical examination, evaluation, diagnosis, and selected interventions for the cervico-thoracic spine.  Extensive laboratory sessions are included throughout the course to achieve proficiency in selected thrust and non-thrust manual physical therapy interventions.

Objectives:  Upon completing this course, you'll be able to:
1. incorporate self-report measures and the history and physical examination to guide evidence-based decision making.
2. demonstrate evidence-based clinical examination skills.
3. synthesize examination findings to establish an accurate diagnosis, intervention, and prognosis.
4. select and demonstrate thrust and non-thrust manipulation and exercise interventions based on current best evidence.

Class limit:  20 participants

Contact hours: 16 over 2 days