A Total Approach for Treating Neck & Scapular Disorders
Digital Seminar

A Total Approach for Treating Neck & Scapular Disorders


Faculty :
Sue Dupont
Duration:
6 Hours 01 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Dec 30, 2015
Product Code:
WDS020158
Brochure Code:
WDPTNECK5
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Access:
Never expires.


Description

Restoring Functional Movement Patterns

Injuries in the neck and shoulder region affect over 1/3 of the adult population, and they can be very disabling and costly to the patient. X-ray findings often do not correlate with symptoms, yet these patients continue to have pain. Also, impairments in the scapula-thoracic and lumbar regions have been shown to affect the alignment and biomechanics of the cervical spine. Whether the cause is from a traumatic injury, or from the chronic effects of age, posture, and wear-and-tear, many of these patients suffer with significant pain and disability. Muscle imbalances and altered length-tension relationships of soft tissues make it increasingly more difficult to effectively treat these patients. Passive treatment approaches simply are not effective.

This one-day, intermediate-level course will explore the latest techniques for assessing and treating neck and shoulder girdle pain and dysfunction. Current treatment-based classification systems for neck patients will be presented, as well as today’s best-practices for objectively determining the underlying causes of dysfunction and applying effective treatment strategies.

 


Course Content:

Introduction

  • Why we need to understand the neck and shoulder girdle better
  • Review of current biomechanical theories and research on cervical spine
    • Using Classification Systems and Functional Index findings to guide treatment planning
    • Causes of neck pain and disability—biomechanical and neurological changes

 

Common Hyper- and Hypo-Mobility Diagnoses Therapists Treat in the Cervical and Scapular-thoracic region

  • Whiplash, Herniated Nucleus Pulposus (HNP),  spondylosis, radiculopathy, scoliosis
  • Hypo-mobility diagnoses—stenosis, kyphosis, facet joint dysfunction, Degenrative Disk Disease (DDD)

 

How do we stabilize?

  • Review of relevant functional anatomy of the cervical-scapulo-thoracic region
  • Discuss biomechanical model of the Cervical Motion Segment and effects of instability
  • Effects of posture and aging on tissue structure and motor control

 

Lab 1: Palpation AND Posture Assessment

  • Bony structures and gross muscle testing
  • Posture observations and documentation of scoliosis and scapular winging
  • Special tests—Jull’s Test for Cranio-cervical stability, Standing Arm Elevation, Axial compression, vertebral artery, Spurling’s test, and Scapular Balancing Index

 

Common Surgical aND Non-surgical treatments

  • Laminectomy, discectomy, cervical fusion, disc replacement
  • Pain management strategies—spinal injections, trigger point injections, Botox, and acupuncture
  • Clinical Modalities—iontophoresis, manual vs. mechanical traction

 

Lab 2: HANDS-ON TREATMENT TECHNIQUES

  • Mobility testing and TMJ screening
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization—passive release, muscle energy release, and tissue unwinding
  • Demonstration of advanced mobilization techniques—MET and Mobilization with movement

 

Neuromuscular Re-Education: Clinical applications AND Treatments

  • Pressure biofeedback for deep neck flexors and scapular stability exercises
  • Specialized taping techniques using kinesio-taping and McConnell taping strategies

 

Stabilization for Neck AND Scapula

  • Critical links and 3 Postural Zones
  • Weak links in the Stability Chain
  • Progression of Exercise Programs

 

Lab 3: Stabilization AND Scapular Mobility Exercises

  • Deep neck flexor training and Cervical “clock” exercises
  • Connecting the postural zones
  • Mobilization exercises for Scapular-thoracic region
  • Building scapula-thoracic postural control
  • Advanced exercise techniques—gliding discs, yoga, PNF, and dynamic reaction training


Additionally, this course includes extensive, hands-on lab and demonstration sessions to allow participants to practice treatment techniques and exercise progressions. PNF techniques, as well as Pilates principles will be used to improve functional movement patterns. Clinical pearls with inexpensive, readily-available clinical supplies and equipment will also be shared, including specialized taping and neuromuscular re-education techniques for addressing common substitution patterns. Participants will learn new tools and techniques that can be implemented into their clinical practice the very next day.

Credits

Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants

is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. This course is offered for .6 AOTA CEU(s). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Intermediate, Category 1: Domain of OT, 2: Occupational Therapy Process.


Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants - Florida

is an approved provider #50-466 with the Florida Department of Health Board of Occupational Therapy Practice. This course is approved for 6 contact hour(s) for Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Assistants.


Other Professions

This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hour(s) as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements. 


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Arkansas

This program has been approved by the Arkansas State Board Of Physical Therapy for 6.0 contact hour(s) for Physical Therapists.


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Illinois

is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #:216.000309. This course qualifies for 6.0 CE Credit Hour(s).


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Kansas

This program has been approved by the Kansas Physical Therapy Association for 6 hour(s) (Approval #CEUL008093) for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Kentucky

This program has been approved by the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association for 6 contact hour(s) (Category 1) Approval #CS74-2011-KPTA. This approval is valid until 10/31/2017.


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Maryland

This course has been approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.6 CEU(s).


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - New Jersey

This program has been approved for 6 continuing education credit(s) by the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants (Approval #2016-481).


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - New Mexico

This program has been approved by the New Mexico Physical Therapy Board for 6 contact hour(s).


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - New York

is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This seminar is awarded 7.2 contact hour(s).


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - North Carolina

NCBPTE approval by virtue of approval by The New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Physical Therapy licensure board or state APTA chapter Approval good through 8/31/2018.


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Ohio

This program has been submitted for 6 CEU(s) to the Ohio Physical Therapy Association for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Oklahoma

This program has been approved by the Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision State of Oklahoma for 6 hour(s) for Physical Therapists.


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Pennsylvania

This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for a total of 6 contact hour of which 0 hours have been approved for Direct Access. PA Board Approval #PTCE010410.


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants - Tennessee

This program has been approved by the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association for .6 CEU(s) (6 Contact Hour(s)) TPTA Approval number 2017-178 for Class I Continuing Education Competency Requirement for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants.


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Faculty

Sue Dupont Related seminars and products: 4

MS, MBA, PT, ATC,


SUE DUPONT, MS, MBA, PT, ATC, is an expert in the field of orthopedics and sports medicine, with nearly 30 years of experience treating patients and athletes of all ages and activity levels. She holds multiple degrees including a B.S. in Exercise Science/Athletic Training, an M.S. in Biology specializing in Biomechanics, a post-baccalaureate degree in Physical Therapy, and an MBA in Healthcare Management. Ms. Dupont was on the Medical Staff at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games and awarded a 1-year fellowship at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. She has worked with various professional and elite athletes, from WTA pro tennis to World Cup Figure Skating. While working with the U.S.O.C. Biomechanics Division, Ms. Dupont researched and developed a Clinical Plyometrics protocol and presented the findings at the APTA National Conference.



Ms. Dupont has taught courses specifically for seniors on healthy aging and wellness. She is a veteran ACE Certified Fitness Instructor, teaching pilates, kickboxing, and many other fitness courses for over 20 years. Ms. Dupont has performed extensive research on the spine, aging, balance, and fitness. In her clinical practice, she utilizes advanced clinical techniques in manual therapy, taping/strapping, active stabilization, and soft tissue release to improve functional movement patterns. Currently, Ms. Dupont teaches continuing education courses nationwide. When home in Florida, she treats patients/clients for physical therapy and wellness and sits on the Advisory Board for Southwest Florida University's PTA program. Ms. Dupont's philosophy, "The key to successful outcomes is incorporating the right exercise at the right time," led her to develop new spine treatment protocols which she outlines in this course.


Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Assistants, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants, Certified Athletic Trainers, Massage Therapists, Physiatrists, Physicians, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialists

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Overall:     4.5

Total Reviews: 57

Comments

Melissa S - ,

"overall, very good. I felt like I learned new treatment options to take to the clinic."

Maureen O - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania

"Great presenter. "

Danielle K - ,

"Excellent course! Valuable information provided on how to treat the whole spine. "

Roy B - London, Kentucky

"Excellent course that I would recommend to my peers."

Ivan P - Frederick, Maryland

"I am pleased with the presenter and with the information I received"

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