Myopain Seminars is pleased to collaborate with International Manual Therapy Seminars and welcomes Jack Stagge, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT to teach the two-day course “The Upper Quarter Pain Puzzle; Peripheral Neuropathic Syndromes in Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Patients (Upper Quarter)” on November 14 and 15, 2015 in Bethesda, MD.
This two-day lab course will present concepts of differential diagnosis and treatment of patients with upper extremity radicular symptoms pioneered by Bob Elvey P. T., GDMT. Emphasis will be placed on precise physical evaluation of neural, articular, and muscular tissues in order to allow for specific treatment of each. This precision evaluation allows for differential diagnosis of upper arm and arm pain syndromes with regard to the cervical spine, thoracic outlet, glenohumeral joint and peripheral nerves. Treatment of pain syndromes of neural origin will be explained and demonstrated along the lines of neural tissue biomechanics and physiological concepts. This course will cover well-recognized disorders commonly encountered by the physical and occupational therapist. Such topics as “frozen shoulder,” CRPS, carpal tunnel, thoracic outlet, and other peripheral neuropathies and their treatment will be discussed. Neurogenic pain syndromes, associated neuropathic and neurogenic pain syndromes, including a review of new research into the treatment of CRPS I and CRPS II, will also be presented. Real patient examinations, videos, case presentation, and lab practicums will be used to further allow for application of the material into the participant’s daily practice.
The workshops are designed for physical therapists, occupational therapists, and physicians.
All participants are expected to participate in the hands-on portion of the course. By registering for this course, participants agree to practice the various examination and manual treatment techniques on each other.
Prior to the course, all participants must sign a waiver (view sample waiver) absolving Myopain Seminars, International Manual Therapy Seminars, the program directors, and the instructors of any liability in the event of injury.
- Participants will gain an understanding of the mechanisms by which neural tissue may in itself be a pain source.
- Participants will gain an understanding of how neural tissue, when it is a pain source, may cause widespread effects.
- Participants will gain knowledge of neural tissue dynamics.
- Participants will gain an understanding of how dysfunction may occur when Normal neural tissue dynamics is prevented by pain.
- Participants will gain knowledge of physical examination techniques of neural tissue for its dynamic and functional compliance.
- Participants will gain knowledge of the role neural tissue may play in conditions commonly evaluated and treated by physical therapists and manual medicine practitioners. This knowledge will allow for specificity of diagnosis and prevent treatment errors.
- Participants will gain knowledge of physical treatment techniques directed towards neural tissues.
- Participants will gain knowledge of postulations as to the remedial effect of physical treatment techniques of neural tissues.
- Participants will gain an understanding for caution in implying that neural tissue is the cause of a disorder and in the treatment of neural tissue.
- Participants will gain knowledge of differential diagnostic techniques in neuromusculoskeletal disorders.
- Participants will be able to differentially determine whether neurogenic syndromes are the cause or the central driver of diagnostic findings
Note: The actual times may vary with each program at the discretion of the instructor. Coffee breaks are provided; meals are on your own.
History of Discovery
|8:00 am-5:15 pm||8:15-8:30||Patient Profiles|
Compliance vs. Noncompliance
6 Signs of Neural Contribution
|10:15-10:30||Peripheral Afferent Sensitization|
|11:00-11:15||Objective: Standard Neuro
|11:15-11:45||Posture/Active Dysfunction Information Demo|
|11:45-12:00||Elvey – Anatomy Video|
|2:15-3:15||Lab Passive Techniques|
|3:30-3:45||Demo on Neural Palpation/Tender Points|
|8:00 am – 4:30 pm||8:15-8:30||Review|
|8:30-8:45||Demo Specific Signs of Local Dysfunction|
|9:30-9:45||Putting it all together=Diagnosis|
|10:15-10:30||Manual Treatment Demo|
|11:30-11:45||Demo Home Programs|
|1:15-2:00||“Real” Patient Evaluation|
|2:00-2:15||Discussion of Findings|
|2:30-3:00||Postulations for Treatment Effect|
|3:00-3:15||Indications and Contra indications|
|3:30-3:45||Results of Patient Treatment Study|
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