Neural Mobilization: Examination & Intervention Strategies
Skill Level: Intermediate
Who Should Attend:
- Occupational Therapists
- Physical Therapists
- Hand Therapists
|Jun 1 - Jun 2, 2013|
Call for registration details.
|Sep 21 - Sep 22, 2013|
West Orange, NJ
|Oct 5 - Oct 6, 2013|
Washington, DC area (Tysons Corner)
|Nov 9 - Nov 10, 2013|
San Antonio, TX
|Apr 26 - Apr 27, 2014|
Learn basic to advanced concepts for examination of restricted neural mobility and intervention strategies to address the dura, nerve bed, and the peripheral nerves. This seminar will help you to understand the vulnerability of the nervous system and the resulting pathologies that can develop, and how neural mobilization can enhance your treatment outcomes.
With a focus on both upper and lower extremities, you will learn:
- how and why nerve pathologies and injuries occur
- how movement affects nerve healing
- how to treat peripheral nerve entrapments in the upper and lower extremities and document progress.
- how to differentiate various types of neural lesions and localize site of lesion
- how and when to incorporate neural mobilization with current treatment regimen including exercises, manual techniques, and home exercise/ADL modification.
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.
At the conclusion of this presentation the participant will be able to:
- list the components of the brachial plexus.
- identify the signs and symptoms that a brachial plexopathy is present.
- describe how movement affects nerve healing.
- describe areas of vulnerability of the nervous system and the resulting pathologies that can develop
- explain the etiology of nerve injury.
- selectively apply tension to the brachial plexus and major peripheral nerves of the upper and lower extremities.
- document findings of neural mobility and track progress objectively.
- apply basic treatment including exercises, manual techniques, and home exercise/ADL modification.
- treat peripheral nerve entrapments in the upper and lower extremities
- differentiate between neural and non-neural structures as a possible symptom generator.
- differentiate a plexus lesion vs. a cervical radiculopathy or a distal peripheral nerve entrapment i.e. cubital tunnel, carpal tunnel etc.
- localize the site of lesion within the brachial plexus based on the patient’s signs and symptoms.
- know how to progress and when to progress treatment.
- establish a baseline of plexus mobility and patient’s tolerance to movement of the upper extremity.
- prognosticate the patient’s potential for rehab based on clinical examination and findings.
- establish treatment strategies and goals for the first treatment.
- combine neural mobilization with other advanced manual therapies.
- palpate and /or differentiate peripheral nerves from surrounding tissue.
- perform a comprehensive evaluation of the brachial plexus.
- apply the 5 base tests for assessing neural mobility.
15 CE credits
Accepted by many professional credentialing organizations and state professional regulatory boards. Check with your state board/credentialing agency to verify. 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. See links below.
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 15 contact hours.
Illinois State Board of Physical Therapy: Approved CE Sponsor by Illinois State Board of Physical Therapy, Division of Professional Regulations, #216.000227 for courses completed by 09-30-2014.
North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners: This course has been approved by virtue of Illinois CE Provider Approval #216.000227 for 15 contact hours. (Course must be completed by 09-30-2014)
New Jersey State Board Physical Therapy: This course has been approved by the New Jersey State Board Physical Therapy for 15 contact hours. Approval #413-2012. (Course must be completed by 01-31-2014).
NY State Physical Therapy Board: Rehab Education, LLC is recognized as an approved provider for courses completed by 05-10-2016 of PT and PTA continuing education by the NY State Education Department Board of Physical Therapy.
Virginia Board of Physical Therapy : This course has been approved by virtue of Illinois CE Provider Approval #216.000227 for 15 contact hours. (Course must be completed by 09-30-2014).
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|7:30 - 8:00||Registration|
|8:00 - 8:45||Introduction
|8:45 - 9:45||Palpation Lab: Lower Extremities|
|9:45 - 10:00||Break|
|10:00 - 10:45||Palpation Lab: Upper Extremities|
|10:45 - 11:15||Nervous System’s Design for Movement, Force Dissipation, and Protection|
|11:15 - 11:45||Etiology of Pathology / Areas of Vulnerability|
|11:45 - 12:00||Q & A, Self stretch|
|12:00 - 12:45||Lunch|
|12:45 - 1:45||Base Tests Lab: The Trunk and Lower Extremities|
|1:45 - 3:00||Base Tests Lab: The Upper Extremities|
|3:00 - 3:15||Break|
|3:15 - 3:30||Tension Points|
|3:30 - 4:15||Tension Points Lab|
|4:15 - 4:30||Documentation of Findings at Evaluation|
|4:30 - 4:45||Indications / Contraindications / Precautions|
|4:45 - 5:00||Wrap up, Q & A|
|8:00 - 8:30||Review, Q & A|
|8:30 - 9:00||Structural Differentiation, Order of Joint Motion|
|9:00 - 9:45||Structural Differentiation, Order of Joint Motion Lab|
|9:45 - 10:15||Introduction to the Brachial Plexus|
|10:15 - 10:45||History and Exam of the Brachial Plexopathy Patient|
|10:45 - 11:00||Break|
|11:00 - 11:45||Lab: Examination of the Brachial Plexopathy Patient|
|11:45 - 12:15||Prognosis and Staging of the Brachial Plexopathy Patient|
|12:15 - 1:00||Lunch|
|1:00 - 1:30||Lab: Beginning Point – Basic Treatment Essentials|
|1:30 - 2:00||Basic Treatment Progression|
|2:00 - 2:15||Break|
|2:15 - 2:45||Lab: Gliding vs. Stretching|
|2:45 - 3:15||Lab: Treating the Nerve Bed – “The Container”|
|3:15 - 4:15||Lab: Advanced Treatment Techniques & Combination Techniques|
|4:15 - 5:00||Case Studies, wrap-up, Q & A|
Mark W. Butler, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT, is a board certified Orthopaedic clinical specialist and Mckenzie certified specialist for mechanical diagnosis and treatment of the spine. He started his own practice eighteen months after graduating from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science (now the University of Science in Philadelphia), which he sold to NovaCare in 1997.
He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at UMDNJ, guest lecturer at Stockton College in New Jersey, and Medical College of Virginia where he lectures on Advanced Orthopedics, Neural Mobilization, Radiology, and Evaluation and Treatment of TMJ Disorders. Mark is also a continuing education speaker on Evaluation and Treatment of Brachial Plexopathies, Neural Mobilization, the lumbar spine, and the shoulder. He was honored in 2006 with the James Tucker Excellence in Clinical Practice and Teaching Award by the APTAnj.
He presented at the national conference in Hollywood of the American Society of Hand Therapists on Evaluation and Treatment of the Brachial Plexopathy Patient. His lecture series was selected as the featured topic on CD ROM to be available to the ASHT membership.
Mark is a frequent presenter at conferences, including the APTAnj annual conference, the InNovations and Sports Medicine conferences at the Philadelphia Eagles Complex, and the Cincinnati Fracture conference. He authored the shoulder chapter in the textbook Fundamentals of Hand Therapy: Clinical Reasoning and Treatment Guidelines for Common Diagnoses of the Upper Extremity, which was published in 2006.
Mark continues to manage the NovaCare Medford outpatient clinic, where the majority of his caseload is brachial plexopathy, shoulder, and spine patients.
|Note: Early Bird rates are in effect if your application is postmarked four weeks or more prior to registration.||Early Bird Rate||Late Registration Rate|
|Neural Mobilization: Examination and Intervention||$439||$494|
Dates & Locations
|Call for registration details.|
Jun 1 - Jun 2, 2013:Union, NJ
|Sep 21 - Sep 22, 2013:West Orange, NJ|
|Oct 5 - Oct 6, 2013:Washington, DC area (Tysons Corner)|
|Nov 9 - Nov 10, 2013:San Antonio, TX|
|Apr 26 - Apr 27, 2014:Houston, TX|
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