The Neck: Clinical Rehabilitation


The Neck: Clinical Rehabilitation

495.00 575.00

Date: November 2-3, 2019
Location: Chicago, IL - Entropy Physiotherapy and Wellness
Instructor: Chris Worsfold

Course Description: This is a time of great change in the management of musculoskeletal pain and injury. Whilst research has shown the limitations of hands-on manipulative approaches, clinicians are also recognising how psychological factors influence treatment and recovery.

But where do you start? How do you put the latest clinical research into practice? How do you decide whether to prioritise physical or psychological approaches in your clinical work?

On "The Neck: Clinical Rehabilitation” you will learn:
• The latest, cutting edge assessment and treatment approaches.
• A person-centred approach that refers to the evidence base but at the same time acknowledges the narrative of the patient.
• Novel ‘hands on’ techniques and approaches to use in your clinic immediately after completing the course.

You can become the neck pain expert in your clinic!

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Course Schedule:
9:00-9:30 Introductions:
9:30-10:00 Do No Harm: Red flags, cervical myelopathy, Canadian C-Spine Rule (excluding fracture), Cervical Arterial Dissection (CAD).
10:00-10:30 Whiplash Injury: kinematics, biomechanics & pathology.
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:30 Muscle and Motor Control Dysfunction. This session presents the assessment of the muscle and motor control systems.
12:30-1:15 Lunch
1:15-3:00 Sensorimotor Impairment. This session presents the clinical assessment of proprioception, oculomotor control and postural stability.
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-3:45 Towards an Evidence-Based Clinical Examination of the Cervical Spine
3:45-4:30 Predicting Prognosis in Whiplash & Neck Pain: Assessing risk of poor recovery & introducing the role of ‘central sensitisation’, stress, fear & catastrophising.

9:00 - 9:30 Day 1 review
9:30 – 10:30 Progressing Treatment (Sensorimotor, Muscles & Motor Control): including an introduction to group based approaches to neck pain.
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:30 Managing Neck Pain. This practical session presents recommendations for the management of neck pain including specific manual therapy and soft tissue manipulation approaches.
12:30-1:15 Lunch
1:15 Physiotherapy & Neck pain: What is the evidence base for effective clinical practice?
1:30-3:00 Managing Neck Pain (continued) Further techniques are presented, as a continuation of the morning session.
3:00-4:00 Case Studies – putting it all together.

*Timetable structure and content may be subject to change


Course Objectives:

  • Develop a better understanding of the biopsychosocial context of neck pain.

  • Develop a greater knowledge of the forces involved and pathologies that follow whiplash injury.

  • Develop confidence in identifying red flags and what constitutes an evidence-based assessment of neck pain.

  • Develop an evidence-based, clinically reasoned management plan that includes screening for poor outcome in neck pain.

  • Develop practical skills in assessing and managing impairments of muscle performance, oculomotor control, proprioception, postural stability and psychological factors that are associated with neck pain.

  • Develop practical treatment strategies that include exercise based, soft tissue manipulation and joint mobilization techniques to facilitate rehabilitation.

PREREQUISITES: Licensed PT, MD, DO, DC or NMD or a student enrolled in a PT, MD, DO, DC or NMD program in their second year of study or attending with a licensed professional. Please bring proof of licensure or enrollment to class.

This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Association for 12 CE hours. Approval #647-7402

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