Reoccurring neck and upper back pain and dysfunction can be extremely frustrating to both the practitioner and the patient. The thoracic cage can be particularly difficult to work with, as often the dysfunctions of this area are commonly misunderstood. They are even frequently ignored, leading to unneeded suffering by the patient and unwanted lack of success by the therapist. In this class, we will focus on the interrelationships within the body, which have common effects on cervical and thoracic spines and ribs. We will talk about how dysfunction in these areas can have detrimental effects on gait cycle, lumbar mechanics, and respiratory mechanics. The structure and function of the spine and ribs will also be reviewed. Treatment options will be demonstrated and practiced.
Preparatory Suggestions: Review the anatomy of the cervical spine, thoracic spine and ribs.
9.6 contact hours will be awarded to physical therapists, physical therapy assistants and massage therapists for completing this seminar, which satisfies the requirements of the NYS Board of Education.
We will offer a 1 hour break for lunch and recommend that your bring what you like, as options off campus are limited. We do have a kitchen area with a refrigerator available for you to use.
Course Fee: $200.00
Please complete your registration by October 7, 2016 in order to participate. Thanks!