Upper Extremity Management Course2019-01-30T09:48:01+00:00

Upper Extremity Management Course

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Course TypeOnline/On-site
Date04/13/2019 - 04/14/2019
Instructor NameJack Miller/ Rob Werstine
Cost$650.00 plus HST
AddressCardon Centre
1200 Burloak Rd
Burlington, ON L7L 6B4
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DistrictCentral Toronto
Brief Description

This two part course will focus on the neurophysiological assessment and treatment of the shoulder girdle and the elbow. The theoretical material needed to successfully complete the two-day weekend intensive (described below) will be provided through a 4 week on-line learning platform that you will have access to in order to work at your own pace in the comfort of your home.

The 7 on-line units will consist of:

  • Anatomy
  • Exercise Science
  • Non-traumatic Disorders of the Distal Upper Extremity
  • Outcome Measures for the Upper Extremity
  • Neurophysiological Research in Shoulder Pathology
  • Classification of Shoulder Pathology
  • Neurophysiological Research in Shoulder Pathology

The two-day lab intensive course focuses on the clinical reasoning and hands-on skill development necessary to effectively integrate manual physical therapy examination and intervention techniques into the clinical management of these individuals. Classification systems, outcomes assessment tools, and the application of diagnostic imaging are discussed as components of the diagnostic process within the framework of evidence-based practice. Participants will receive hands-on demonstration and practice of both examination and selected interventions of the shoulder and the elbow. A heavy focus is placed on the skill development and proficient use of mobilization, manipulation and neurophysiological based exercise to promote functional improvement in these regions. Most importantly, you will be able to apply this clinically relevant information in your practice tomorrow!

Date: April 13-14, 2019

Location: Cardon Centre in Burlington ON, 1200 Burloak Rd. L7L 6B4

Cost: $650.00 + GST

Course Objectives:

  1. To develop a better understanding and knowledge of clinical anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder girdle and the elbow
  2. To develop biopsychosocial approach to the subjective assessment
  3. To develop a neurophysiological approach to assessing the shoulder girdle and the elbow
  4. To develop an understanding of the Treatment Based Classification (TBC) system and how to apply the TBC to the assessment and treatment of the shoulder
  5. To review the research evidence supporting the assessment of the shoulder girdle and develop a better understanding of what research supports in the assessment of the shoulder girdle.
  6. To review the current understanding of the association between imaging of the shoulder, pathology of the shoulder and function of the shoulder
  7. To develop a greater confidence in using exercise and the principles of exercise to treat various shoulder and elbow conditions
  8. To review the evidence that supports conservative treatment for various shoulder and elbow pathology
  9. To develop greater competency in the treatment of upper extremity dysfunction
  10. To be able to apply a neurophysiological approach to assessment and treatment Monday morning
Contact NameRob Werstine
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Contact Phone(519) 200-4777