In this course, students will learn how to confidently evaluate and treat a patient with cervical spine pain or pathology. The course is divided into 5 sections (see below) that build on each other to offer students an expert level knowledge of the cervical spine. Both instructors are Orthopedic Clinical Specialists and Fellowship in Manual Therapy trained.
- Section 1: Anatomy and Biomechanics
- Section 2: Differential Diagnosis
- Section 3: Examination and Evaluation
- Section 4: Intervention and Treatment Approach
- Section 5: Case Studies
Lecture Overview (Scroll down to view the anatomy and biomechanics lecture)
Each of the 5 lectures includes a video recorded lecture, supplemental pictures and videos to assist with comprehension, and quiz questions to help you review. Each section has a comments section to make the courses more interactive with both instructors and fellow course participants. Finally, we use spine models and other helpful tools to make learning more interactive and engaging.
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Why Take Our Course?
When it comes to orthopedic management of injuries, the cervical spine is a complex region of the body. With our Orthopedic Management of the Cervical Spine course, you will feel confident and competent in all aspects of managing patient with neck pain. We incorporate a thorough review of the biomechanics of the spine prior to moving onto differential diagnosis, examination and treatment. To simplify the clinical reasoning process, we utilize various methods of classification for examination and treatment: Sahrmann's Movement Impairment Syndromes, Repeated Motions, and the APTA's Treatment Based Classification System.
The Orthopedic Management of the Cervical Spine includes the HIGHEST levels of evidence plus our individual expertise helping patients with both acute and chronic neck pain return to full activity.Doctors of Physical Therapy (DPTs) who have also earned their Orthopedic Clinical Specialists (OCS) and Fellowship in Manual Therapy (FAAOMPT) comprise only ~1% of all Physical Therapists across the United States. Your course authors have been trained in all of these areas, and they have completed additional coursework in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment, Dry Needling, and other integrative medicine courses. Both Dr. Jim Heafner and Dr. Chris Fox completed credentialed Orthopedic Residency programs with a heavy emphasis on clinical mentorship. Their academic and clinical backgrounds make them experts in managing cervical spine patients.
What Participants Can Expect to Learn
Research and Science
The information provided in this course is developed from the highest levels of research, including the clinical practice guidelines for neck pain, high level RCTs, and more. This information is the foundation of the program.
The Art of Clinical Practice