Part D: Advanced Cervical and Thoracic Spine & Extremities - Upper Limb (28 hours)
Prerequisite: Completion of Parts A, B and C
This four day workshop (28 hours) will review and advance the theory and practical application of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy in relation to the Cervical and Thoracic Spine. Problem solving, reflective learning and clinical reasoning activities are utilised to refine the assessment, classification, differential diagnosis and management of patient's presenting with symptoms related to the cervical and thoracic spine. Practical sessions are utilised to develop skills in the application of both self-treatment and clinician procedures.
The theory and practical application of the MDT for upper limb musculoskeletal disorders is presented. Lectures, patient assessments and practical sessions are utilised to demonstrate the characteristics and management of the syndromes as they present in the upper limb.
Following attentive participation and completion, this course will provide participants with the knowledge, skills and abilities to:
- Identify and discuss common problems encountered in the application of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy for the cervical and thoracic spine.
- Analyse and discuss the MDT assessment and how it assists with patient classification.
- Discuss the application of clinician forces and how they fit with McKenzie's 'Progression of Forces' concept.
- Perform clinician techniques for the cervical and thoracic spine at an advanced level and to identify problems with their application
- Analyse case studies of patients presenting with cervical and thoracic spine at an advanced level and to identify problems with their application.
- Describe and discuss the current evidence base for the use of MDT for upper limb musculoskeletal disorders.
- Describe the characteristics of Derangement, Dysfunction and Postural syndromes as they present in upper limb musculoskeletal disorders.
- Perform MDT assessments for upper limb musculoskeletal disorders and determine the presence of McKenzie syndromes
- Design appropriate management programs for patients who present with Derangement, Dysfunction and Postural syndromes in the upper limb.
- Analyse case studies of patients presenting with upper limb symptoms and determine their classification.
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