|February 11 - February 12, 2018|
|Adventist University of Health Sciences|
|Physical Therapy Department-Graduate Bldg Rm 243|
This course will utilize case-based instruction to illustrate select conditions of the components of the upper extremity, and their detailed, specific biomechanical and neurophysiological assessment. Participants will assemble an all-source evidence-informed approach to evaluation and management through consideration of normal, abnormal and applied upper extremity (shoulder, shoulder girdle, elbow, wrist and hand) anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and pathology. Coursework will focus on reason-based development of individualized examination sequences aimed at patient/client classification into - management of an initial diagnosis, progression to a focused regional examination, symptom-based classification groupings, or referral to another health-care provider. Participants will compare the concepts of health, functioning, pain behaviors and their manifestations, and their role in total patient/client management. Procedural interventions will include education, manual therapy techniques, and individualized neuromuscular rehabilitation prescription, with the goal of restoring normal function and preventing disability. Interventions will include thrust joint manipulation.
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