**IMPORTANT*** Handouts will be sent electronically prior to class. Please feel free to print them at home or bring an electronic device for note taking.
This course will provide a review and update of the concepts and principles of movement system impairment (MSI) syndromes. Specific syndromes of the cervical spine, scapula, and humerus will be discussed. The MSI exam used to diagnose these syndromes and identify the contributing factors will be described. The course includes both lecture and subject demonstrations of the examination. The treatment programs for specific subjects will also be included in the presentation. This course will describe the relationship between shoulder alignment and movement patterns and the effect on the cervical spine. The recent research and the best available evidence concerning movement system syndromes will be presented.
The participant should be able to discuss the key concepts of:
1) path of least resistance
2) you get what you train
3) precision in motion is critical
4) relative stiffness
5) relative flexibility
7) no magic in an exercise unless demonstrating desired performance
8) presence of a muscle does not mean optimal performance
9) alignment and movement as controlled by muscles in series
10) the way daily activities are performed is critical, and
11) micro-instability (accessory motion hypermobility) is the cause of pain and degeneration.
At the conclusion of the program, the participant will be able to:
Discuss the movement system concepts
Describe the contributing muscle and movement adaptations
Describe the movement system syndromes of the cervical spine, scapula, and humerus
Describe the exam used to diagnose the MS syndromes of the cervical spine, scapula, and humerus
Discuss the treatment programs for the cervical spine, scapula, and humeral syndromes.
Discuss the best available evidence for the syndromes.
9:00-10:30 Movement System concepts and the Kinesiopathological Model
10:45-12:30 MSI syndromes of the scapula
12:30-1:30 Lunch on your own
1:30-2:30 Discussion and demonstration of standing tests for scapular syndromes
2:30 – 3:00 MSI syndromes of the humerus part 1
3:00 – 3:15 Break
3:15-4:45 Demonstration of MS exam for scapular and humeral syndromes
9:00-10:30 Examination of subject with shoulder pain; develop diagnosis and treatment program
10:45-12:00 Examination of subject with shoulder pain; participants track exam findings, develop diagnosis and treatment program.
12:00-12:30 MSI syndromes of the cervical spine – part 1
1:30-2:00 MSI syndromes of the cervical spine – part 2
2:00 – 3:00 Demonstration of exam for cervical syndromes
3:15-4:00 Examination of subject with neck pain, develop diagnosis and treatment program
4:00-4:45 Examination of subject with neck pain, participants track exam findings, develop diagnosis, and treatment program
4:45-5:00 Q&A, course evaluation, and adjourn
UCLA Health Rehabilitation Services is recognized by the PT Board of California as an approval agency for continuing competency for CA licensed PTs and PTAs. This course is approved for 14 contact hours.
Certificates of attendance are provided after successful completion of course. Attending the courses on both days is mandatory to receive full credit.
For further information about this course, please contact Joan Vicente at 424-259-7150 or at [email protected]