Considerations for the Management of Neck Pain: Biomechanical Assessment of the Cervical Spine

CEUs: 16 Continuing Credit Hours

Counts Towards COMT & Fellowship

Course Description:

 This course is structured to present a format for evaluation and treatment of the cervical spine utilizing advanced orthopedic skills. Emphasis will be placed on enhancing clinical decision-making skills and integrating manual therapy procedures within the overall plan of care for the patient with cervical spine dysfunction. The course will include lectures, discussions, and structured laboratory sessions.

Course Presenters: Chris Roosa, PT, DPT, OCS, Mike Timko, MS, PT, FAAOMPT & Nick Kyle, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT

Target Audience: Physical Therapists

Prerequisites: n/a

Cost: $450.00

Cancellation Policy: Link

Ratio of Student/Teacher: 15 students/1 Instructor

Following completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
1.) Accurately explain a regional, biomechanical assessment system for the cervical spine.
2.) Correctly define three “pathological” terms commonly used in association with cervical spine dysfunction in the interpretation of diagnostic imaging.
3.) Independently explain the cervical assessment format based on an interpretation of movement patterns and motion-palpation.
4.) Correctly list two indications and two contraindications for mechanical evaluation and treatment of the cervical spine.
5.) Correctly verbalize two expected outcomes of cervical traction for the cervical spine
6.) Correctly verbalize two expected outcomes of manual therapy techniques for the cervical spine
7.) Independently design one effective treatment protocol based upon clinical classifications for a patient scenario involving cervical spine dysfunction.
Course Outline:

Day 1

1.) Overview and Development of Classification Principles for LBP

2.)  Treatment Based Classification (TBC) System Examination and Treatment Principles

3.) TBC Symptom Modulation Principles:  The Extension Principle

4.) TBC Symptom Modulation Principles:  The Mobilization Principle

5.) TBC Symptom Modulation Principles:  Blocked Extension Principle

6.) TBC Symptom Modulation Principles:  Active Rest Principle

Day 2

1.) TBC Symptom Modulation Principles:  Traction Principle

2.) TBC Symptom Modulation Principles:  The Mobilization Principle

3.) TBC Symptom Modulation Principles:  Flexion Principle

4.) TBC Movement Control Principles:  Stabilization Principle

5.) TBC Movement Control and Functional Optimization


Jun 12 - 13 2021


8:00 am - 5:00 pm




Pivot Physical Therapy
Germantown, MD
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