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Scrape, Tape, Cup & Glide: Restoring Space, Motion, & Slack for Restricted Neural Dynamics of the Upper Quarter – NEW!

Rehab Education

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   14
Registration Fee:   $529.00

At the completion of this course you will be able to:
Recognize the 2 main regions of the brachial plexus and map patients’ symptoms to these areas
Recognize the 2 conditions that increase the potential for nerve injury vulnerability and the 3 possible pathologies of the nervous system
Identify the 2 signs and 4 symptoms of brachial plexalgia
Apply and document findings for neural mobility testing of the UE using the neural mobility grading scale (0-5/5) for biasing the brachial plexus, radial, median and ulnar neural tissue and nerve beds
Differentiate between neural and non-neural structures of the UE through positioning, palpation and symptom behavior
Generate a treatment plan, and establish goals and prognosis based on exam results from case studies
Identify, understand and apply basic treatment to restore space, motion, and slack including 5 exercises, 5 manual techniques and 5 home exercise/ADL modifications for the UE with case studies and labs
Choose from among 3 appropriate IASTM treatments to enhance movement and space for movement dysfunctions resulting from restricted neural mobility of the upper quarter
Choose from among 3 basic negative pressure soft tissue techniques (cupping) over the nerve bed to enhance space and movement for addressing restricted neural dynamics
Integrate cupping and IASTM treatments to enhance treatment outcome and carry-over
Choose from 2 taping techniques to enhance slack promoting posture correction and inhibition of neuropathic pain

Target Audience

Confirmation Notes
14 contact hours
BOC Skill Level: Essential
This course is accepted by many professional credentialing organizations and state professional regulatory boards. Rules and regulations change frequently without notification, and apply differently to live and online courses. Please check with your state board to confirm accuracy of this list and acceptance of contact hours. Certificate of Attendance will be issued to all participants upon completion of the course and may be used for CEU verification of credits. CE credits vary by state. Please check with your state board/certifying agency to confirm conversion of contact hours to CE.
AOTA Approved Provider | BOC Approved Provider
Physical Therapy Board of California: The Physical Therapy Board of California recognizes Rehab Education, LLC as an approval agency to approve providers offering continuing competency courses for CA licensed PTs and PTAs. This course is approved for 14 contact hours.
Illinois State Board of Physical Therapy: Approved CE Sponsor by Illinois State Board of Physical Therapy, Division of Professional Regulations, Approval #216.000227. (Course must be taken prior to 09-30-2018)
NY State Physical Therapy Board: Rehab Education, LLC is recognized as an approved provider of PT and PTA continuing education by the NY State Education Department Board of Physical Therapy. (Course must be taken prior to 05-10-2018)
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider #6177: These states currently recognize AOTA Approved Providers for OT continuing education either in regulatory language or by formal written communication to AOTA:
Alaska Arkansas Delaware District of Columbia Illinois Indiana Kentucky Louisiana Maryland Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nevada New Hampshire New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oregon Oklahoma Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina Tennessee Texas Vermont Virginia The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
Board of Certification, Inc (BOC) Approved Provider #P8271: Rehab Education, LLC is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. (Course must be taken prior to 12-31-2017)
*Disclaimer: Rehab Education LLC provides this list for your convenience. At the time of listing, the following state boards accept courses by virtue of approval by other organizations. It is the responsibility of the participant registering for a course to check with their state board to confirm rules and regulations regarding acceptance of contact hours for live and online courses.
The following PT Boards accept courses approved by other state PT boards or APTA state associations*: Georgia Kentucky Montana North Carolina Oregon Virginia The following PT Boards accept courses approved by other APTA state associations*: Arizona Florida Indiana Mississippi Missouri Rhode Island Utah Vermont Wisconsin The following PT Boards accept courses provided by AOTA approved providers*: Arizona District of Columbia Rhode Island

Day 1
7:30 – 8:00 Continental Breakfast and sign in 8:00 – 9:00 Introduction and background of basic concepts: Neural Physiology for Optimal Healing – Space, Motion, Slack Assessing the Sensitized Neural Tissue: The following Labs are focused on collecting baseline data for test-treat-retest guided clinical decision-making 9:00 – 9:45 Palpation Lab 9:45- 10:00 Break 10:00 – 11:15 UE Mobility Assessment Lab 11:15 – 11:45 Novel nerve bed examination techniques 11:45- 12:45 Lunch Break 12:45 – 1:15 Quiz for concept retention & treatment conditions Review/ Quiz 1:15- 1:30 Indications/contraindications Patient Case Scenarios – Application of concepts 1:30 – 3:00 Concepts covered: misdiagnosed conditions & confusing symptoms, structural differentiation. Treatment principles: nerve bed IASTM – clinical cases Lab Cervical sprain/strain Shoulder sprain/strain Lateral & medial epicondylalgia The numb hand 3:00 – 3:15 Break 3:15 – 4:15 Applying negative pressure (Cupping) principles in the treatment of the above clinical scenarios 4:15 – 4:45 Integrating IASTM and Cupping simultaneously over the nerve bed to promote space and motion in the above clinical scenarios
Day 2
7:30 – 8:00 Continental Breakfast and sign in 8:00 – 9:00 The Thoracic Outlet Syndrome – The Brachial Plexus Thoracic Outlet Syndrome – Lecture (0.5)/lab (0.5) 9:00 – 9:30 Brachial Plexalgia Case Scenarios – Application of examination techniques. (Independent small group clinical case scenarios examination skills integration lab) Baseball pitcher with medial/lateral elbow pain, “dead arm” syndrome and SICK scapula syndrome Surfing stockbroker with L chest wall & facial pain, numbness of the thumb, ring, and small finger LPN with burning along the posterior shoulder, dorsum of the forearm and hand, R chest wall spasms and pain, numbness of the middle to small finger Treatment concepts to promote space and slack along the nerve bed for the UE 9:30 – 10:00 Breathing Diaphragmatically – exercise lab 10:00 – 10:15 Break 10:15 – 10:45 Posture corrective exercises – cervical focus 10:45 – 11:15 Posture corrective exercises – scapular focus 11:15 – 12:15 Nerve bed mobilization with flossing 12:15 – 1:15 Lunch 1:15 – 1:30 Sustained cupping over the nerve beds while flossing the neural tissue 1:30 – 3:00 Taping along the nerve bed and for posture correction & treatment carry over 3:00 – 3:15 Break 3:15 – 4:15 Conclusion – small group skills integration clinical cases treatment lab – Brachial Plexalgia cases above

he 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 taping
Please dress to allow access to your entire upper quarter to enhance the learning process. During hands-on lab sessions, course instructor(s) will evaluate each participant’s techniques/skills learned to determine proficiency for course completion. Post test at end of course will assess your new knowledge.
At the end of the course each participant will be given a course evaluation and a self reflective questionnaire.
Note: Early Bird rates are in effect if your application is postmarked four weeks or more prior to registration. Early Bird Rate $479 Late Registration Rate $529

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