University of Pittsburgh VCU-Marquette Challenge Orthopedic Course

  • Dates: 25 – 26 Mar, 2017
  • Location: Meadville , PA
  • Address: Highland Avenue
  • How to find us: Dates: March 25 & 26, 2017 Location: Allegheny College Henderson Campus Center, Room CC301/302 Highland Avenue, Meadville, PA 16335

University of Pittsburgh VCU-Marquette Challenge Orthopedic Course

 

Course Title: Considerations for the Management of Spinal Disorders: "A Practicum and Discussion on Published Clinical Guidelines"

Course Speaker: Michael Timko, PT, MS, FAAOMPT

Dates: March 25 & 26, 2017

Location: Allegheny College

Henderson Campus Center, Room CC301/302

Highland Avenue, Meadville, PA 16335

 

General Access CEU’s: 14

Cost of Course: $300

Registration online: http://pittphysicaltherapy.com/

Course Description:

This course is structured to present an overview for evaluation and treatment of spinal disorders utilizing the recently published Clinical Guidelines for Neck Pain (J Orthop Sports Phys Ther; 2008; 38(9): A1-A34) and Clinical Guidelines Low Back Pain (J Orthop Sports Phys Ther; 2012; 42(4): A1-A57), as well as other relevant published literature. Emphasis will be placed on enhancing clinical reasoning skills and integrating manual therapy procedures within the overall plan of care for the patient with spinal dysfunction. The course will include lectures, discussions, and laboratory sessions.

Key Content Areas:

     

  1. Pain-motion Diagrams; Motion-palpation; osteokinematic testing
  2. Pathoanatomical considerations vs. Clinical presentation
  3. Considerations for segmental stability and the need for spinal stabilization
  4. Neurological and biomechanical assessment of selected spinal regions
  5. Manual Therapy Techniques:
    1. Cervico-Thoracic Distraction
    2. Mid-Thoracic Mobilization
    3. Mid-Cervical Mobilization
    4. Supine Lumbopelvic Roll
    5. Sidelying Lumbar Roll
    6. Direct Sacral Mobilization
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Learning Objectives:

At the end of the course, the participant will be able to:

     

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of a neurological and biomechanical assessment system for selected spinal regions.
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  3. Demonstrate an understanding for the interpretation of diagnostic imaging and the relationship with diagnostic "pathological" terms commonly used in association with spinal dysfunction.
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  5. Demonstrate an understanding of an assessment format based on an interpretation of movement patterns and motion-palpation.
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  7. Recognize the indications and contraindications for mechanical evaluation and treatment of the selected spinal regions.
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  9. Utilize and understand the expected outcomes of a variety of treatment interventions, including mechanical traction, manual therapy, and exercise techniques for selected spinal conditions.
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  11. Design effective treatment protocols based upon clinical classifications principles for patients with selected spinal dysfunction.
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About the Speaker:

Michael Timko, PT, MS, FAAOMPT is currently a full-time instructor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also a practicing clinician at the UPMC Center for Sports Medicine where he specializes in the management of patients with spinal dysfunction. He also has an appointment as a part-time clinical assistant professor for the Division of Physical Therapy at West Virginia University. Timko received a BS in Physical Therapy from West Virginia University. This former Mountaineer quarterback completed studies at the University of Pittsburgh, including residency training in Orthopedic Manual Therapy, and earned a post-professional Masters degree in Health and Rehabilitation Science. He has lectured at the local, national, and international levels on a variety of topics pertaining to neuromuscular rehabilitation. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists, and serves as a member of the Board of Examiners for that organization.

 

If you have any further questions, please contact us at pittmarquettechallenge@gmail.com.

 

 

All proceeds from this course will be donated to the Foundation for Physical Therapy as part of the VCU-Marquette Challenge.

 

Schedule:

Saturday, March 25, 2017

8:00 – 8:45 Lecture and Discussion: Introduction, Overview of Classification Principles for Low Back Pain

8:45 – 10:00 Lecture, Discussion and Live Demonstration Session: Screening Principles for the Lower Body Region

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-12:00 Laboratory Session: Selected Lower Body Screening/Examination Procedures

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:30 Laboratory Session: The Pelvic Component; The Sacral Component

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-4:15 Laboratory Session: The Sacral Component (Finish); The Thoracolumbar Component

4:15-4:30 Final Q & A; Adjourn

Sunday, March 26, 2017

8:00-8:45 Lecture and Discussion: Introduction, Overview of Classification Principles for Neck Pain

8:45-10:00 Lecture, Discussion and Live Demonstration Session: Screening Principles for the Upper Body Region

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-12:00 Laboratory Session: Selected Upper Body Screening/Examination Procedures

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:30 Laboratory Session: The Cervicothoracic Region; The Extension Pattern

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-4:15 Laboratory Session: The Extension Pattern (Finish); The Flexion Pattern

4:15-4:30 Final Q & A; Adjourn

 

All proceeds from this course will be donated to the Foundation for Physical Therapy as part of the VCU-Marquette Challenge.