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Neural Mobilization: Examination & Intervention Strategies

Rehab Education

Format(s):   Online Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   15
Registration Fee:   $499

By the end of this course, participants will: Identify the 3 components of the brachial plexus Describe 3 possible pathologies of the nervous system as covered in this course Identify 3 symptoms of brachial plexopathy of the upper quadrant 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 nerves Apply 3 basic treatment techniques based on results obtained from neural mobility testing of the upper extremity for a patient with lateral epicondylagia. Apply 2 basic treatment techniques based on results obtained from neural mobility of the LE with metric measurements (of the hip or knee) using: the Straight Leg Raise with biasing of the Tibial and Fibular nerves, Prone Knee bend with biasing of the Femoral and Saphenous nerves for a given case study. 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 Apply the concept of structural differentiation as referenced in the literature to determine neural vs non-neural tissue movement restrictions of the LE through joint positioning, palpation and symptom behavior Design a comprehensive intervention plan including exercises, manual techniques and home exercises based on exam results from a given case study

Target Audience

Day 1 7:30 - 8:00 Registration 8:00 - 9:00 Introduction of Topic Anatomy and Physiology Pathology 9:00 - 10:30 Palpation Lab 10:30 - 10:45 Break 10:45 - 12:00 Mobility Assessment Lab Part 1 12:00 - 12:45 Lunch 1:00 - 2:30 Mobility Assessment Lab Part 2 2:30 - 2:45 Documentation of Findings 2:45 - 3:00 Break 3:00 - 3:15 Indications for Neural Mobility Assessment 3:15 - 5:30 Basic Teaching Case Studies Lab/Lecture Concepts covered: misdiagnosed conditions, structural differentiation, test modification to track outcomes. Treatment principles: flossing, tensioning Meralgia Paresthetica Lateral epicondylalgia Restless leg syndrome TKR with persistent burning in the anterolateral lower leg Little league elbow Softball player with eversion sprain from sliding into second base Day 2 8:00 - 8:30 Literature review 8:30 - 10:00 Review of examination techniques Lab 10:00 - 10:45 The Thoracic Outlet Syndrome 10:45 - 11:00 Break 11:00 - 11:45 Examination and Treatment Lab 11:45 - 12:30 Complex Case Studies and Problem Solving Lab Focus activities: Identify potential sources of symptoms, develop examination strategy, provide comprehensive intervention plan Baseball pitcher with “Dead Arm” syndrome and SICK Scapula Marathon runner with buttock, thigh, and heel pain – no back pain 12:30 - 1:30 Lunch 1:30 - 2:45 Complex Case Studies and Problem Solving: Lab Part 2 Stockbroker who recently returned to surfing with facial and chest wall pain + numbness of the ring and small fingers. LPN with burning along the medial scapular border, posterior shoulder, lateral epicondyle and into the dorsum of the hand occurring after transferring a patient Weekend tennis player – recovering from Achilles tendon repair with persistent burning along the lateral heel 2:45 - 3:00 Break 3:00 - 4:00 Continued- Complex Case Studies 4:00 - 4:15 Post-Test 4:15 - 4:30 Review, Q & A

The concept of restricted neural dynamics is not new, however its impact on our Neural Mobilization patients’ daily activities and movement tolerance is often overlooked during the examination and treatment of our patients. This course covers concepts for examination and quantifying restricted neural dynamics and intervention strategies to address the dura, nerve bed, and peripheral nerves. Included is a critical review of the most up-to-date literature in peer-reviewed journals regarding the use of neural mobilization as an examination and treatment technique. This course is appropriate for physical therapists, occupational therapists, and athletic trainers; both assessment and treatment concepts will be covered to aid in the care of their patients. This course includes laboratory sessions in which participants will practice neural mobilization and examination techniques. Participants are encouraged to wear loose, comfortable clothing. Shorts are recommended as well as halter or swim suit tops for women in order to allow for proper practice of techniques. Course Prerequisite: EB abstracts will be emailed to participants prior to the course. During hands-on lab sessions, the course instructor(s) will evaluate each participant’s techniques/skills learned to determine proficiency for course completion. If 3/5 criteria are not attained the instructor will work with the attendee until all the criteria is met. Post test at end of course will be used as a tool to review answers and rationale, ensuring attendees have gained all content knowledge.

Dates and Locations
Register Address:   Online Seminars
Location:   Online
Dates:   04-11-2022 - 12-31-2022, 12:00AM 12:00AM