Scrape, Tape, Cup & Glide: Restoring Space, Motion & Slack for Restricted Neural Dynamics of the Upper Quarter is organized by Rehab Education and will be held during Apr 14 - 15, 2018 at Essex County, New Jersey, United States of America.
The target audience for this medical event is Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Certified Athletic Trainers, Doctors of Chiropractic. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 14 contact hours.
The concept of restricted neural dynamics is not new, however, its impact on our patients’ daily activities and movement tolerance is often overlooked during the examination and treatment of our patients. This course integrates the basic concept of “test-treat-retest” as a foundation to manage these challenging patients.
The basic principle that neural tissue needs space, motion, and slack for optimal healing potential underpins all concepts covered. This upper extremity focused course features motion-based interventions consisting of:
• neural flossing
• nerve bed/nerve differential gliding
• instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)
• negative pressure soft tissue mobilization (cupping)
• corrective exercises
Course Objectives :
At the completion of this course you will be able to:
• Identify 2 main regions of the brachial plexus
• Given a patient scenario in which the patient demonstrates a numb hand map patients’ symptoms to the brachial plexus
• Identify 2 conditions that increase the potential for nerve injury vulnerability in patients with cervical sprain/strain.
• Identify 2 signs and 4 symptoms of brachial plexalgia
• Following the course and given 3 case scenarios the participant will match all appropriate testing of the UE using novel neural mobility grading scales (0-5) for biasing the Brachial Plexus, Radial, Median and Ulnar nerve tissue and nerve beds.
• Apply the concept of structural differentiation as referenced in the literature to determine neural vs non-neural tissue movement restrictions of the UE through joint positioning, palpation and symptom behavior
• Given a case scenario for a patient with lateral epicondylagia generate a treatment plan, including goals and prognosis based on exam results.
• Justify based on evidence how basic treatment to restore space, motion, and slack can be integrated into the overall treatment plan for patients with Upper Extremity Nerve Entrapment.
• Given a patient scenario choose 3 appropriate IASTM treatments to enhance movement and space for movement dysfunctions resulting from restricted neural mobility of the upper quarter
• Choose 3 basic negative pressure soft tissue techniques (cupping) over the nerve bed to enhance space and movement for addressing restricted neural dynamics in patients with shoulder sprain/strain.
• Following the course and given 3 case scenarios the participant will integrate cupping and IASTM strokes to each case.
• Choose 2 taping techniques to enhance slack promoting posture correction and inhibition of neuropathic pain for patients with cervical sprain/strain
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.