Upper Quarter: 7/29-7/30

Upper Quarter: 7/29-7/30
Michael Shacklock, PT,author and founder of the Neurodynamics in physiotherapy concept, will facilitate a Neurodynamics Upper Quarter course. This course is designed to help a physical therapist develop clinical skills in diagnosing/treating musculoskeletal syndromes through a neural component and effectively applying them to their patients. This course will utilize both theory and practical teachings.
Registration Deadline: 07/28/2018
Event Start Date and Timings : 07/29/2018, 8am-5:30pm
Event End Date and Timings : 07/30/2018,8am-5:30pm
Event Location: 2000 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 2000 Washington, DC 20006

Neurodynamics Upper Quarter Course Content:

  • The concept of neurodynamics
  • Neurodynamic sequencing
  • Effect of bilateral neurodynamic testing on neurodynamics
  • Neuropathodynamics – expanding the boundaries and classification of different dysfunctions
  • Neurodynamic testing – MNT1, MNT2, RNT, UNT and sensitization
  • Planning the physical examination – how not to provoke pain but still treat the neurodynamic component. How to sensitize the examination and treatment for hidden neurodynamic problems
  • Diagnosis of neurodynamic tests – differentiating neural tissue from neuromusculoskeletal tissues, establishing what is normal and abnormal
  • Classification and diagnosis of specific dysfunctions – sliding dysfunction, tension dysfunction, pathophysiological dysfunction, mechanosensitivity dysfunction, mechanical interface dysfunctions, hyperactivity protective muscle dysfunction, innervated tissue dysfunctions
  • Method of treatment – system of technique progression, hypersensitivity problems, hidden neural component and sensitised examination
  • Treatment progressions – cervical nerve root foraminal opening and closing dysfunctions, neural tension dysfunction, combined neural tension and reduced closing dysfunctions, treatment combinations, lateral elbow pain, carpal tunnel syndrome. Neural tension dysfunction, specific neural siding dysfunctions
  • Application to Specific Health Conditions: Cervical radiculopathy and Cervicobrachialgia, Lateral elbow pain, Carpal tunnel syndrome