The Thoracic Spine

Rehabilitation of Some Thoracic Syndromes – Part 1

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Successful management of any thoracic syndrome is contingent upon the therapist’s ability to constantly assess and interpret the history, clinical signs and symptoms of the disorder, along with the skill of administering therapeutic techniques. 

    Part 1 of this correspondence course covers the manual therapy and exercise for the treatment of common thoracic conditions such as thoracic outlet syndrome and first rib as well as T4 syndrome.  It includes a detailed case report and eight illustrations describing manual therapy techniques. Also described are the most common running-related injuries including patellofemoral pain and iliotibial band syndromes and their biomechanics and prevention. 

    Part 2 of this course covers the treatment of postural stabilizing syndromes for the upper, mid and lower thorax and the thoracic nerve root syndrome.  It also includes detailed case studies, four illustrations demonstrating manual techniques and four illustrations of exercises for the treatment of the above mentioned conditions.



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Rehabilitation of Some Thoracic Syndromes – Part 2

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Successful management of any thoracic syndrome is contingent upon the therapist’s ability to constantly assess and interpret the history, clinical signs and symptoms of the disorder, along with the skill of administering therapeutic techniques. 

    Part 1 of this correspondence course covers the manual therapy and exercise for the treatment of common thoracic conditions such as thoracic outlet syndrome and first rib as well as T4 syndrome.  It includes a detailed case report and eight illustrations describing manual therapy techniques. Also described are the most common running-related injuries including patellofemoral pain and iliotibial band syndromes and their biomechanics and prevention.   

    Part 2 of this course covers the treatment of postural stabilizing syndromes for the upper, mid and lower thorax and the thoracic nerve root syndrome.  It also includes detailed case studies, four illustrations demonstrating manual techniques and four illustrations of exercises for the treatment of the above-mentioned conditions.



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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome  Part 1 – Section A

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is a challenging condition to diagnose correctly and manage appropriately. This is the result of a number of factors including the multifaceted contribution to the syndrome; the limitations of current clinical diagnostic tests; the insufficient recognition of the sub-types of TOS; and the dearth of research into the optimal treatment approach. 

    This master class identifies the subtypes of TOS, highlights the possible factors that contribute to the condition and outlines the clinical examination required to diagnose the presence of TOS.


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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome  Part 1 – Section B

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is a challenging condition to diagnose correctly and manage appropriately. This is the result of a number of factors including the multifaceted contribution to the syndrome; the limitations of current clinical diagnostic tests; the insufficient recognition of the sub-types of TOS; and the dearth of research into the optimal treatment approach.

    This master class identifies the subtypes of TOS, highlights the possible factors that contribute to the condition and outlines the clinical examination required to diagnose the presence of TOS.


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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome  Part 2 – Section A

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is attributed to compression of the nerves and vessels as they exit the thoracic outlet. Classified into several sub-types, conservative management is generally recommended as the first stage treatment in favour of surgical intervention. In cases where postural deviations contribute substantially to compression of the thoracic outlet, the rehabilitation approach outlined in this master class will provide the clinician with appropriate management strategies to help decompress the outlet.

     

    The main component of the rehabilitation programme is the graded restoration of scapula control, movement, and positioning at rest and through movement. Adjunctive strategies include restoration of humeral head control, isolated strengthening of weak shoulder muscles, taping, and other manual therapy techniques. The rehabilitation outlined in this paper also serves as a model for the management of any shoulder condition where scapula dysfunction is the major contributing factor.

     

     


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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome  Part 2 – Section B

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is attributed to compression of the nerves and vessels as they exit the thoracic outlet. Classified into several sub-types, conservative management is generally recommended as the first stage treatment in favour of surgical intervention. In cases where postural deviations contribute substantially to compression of the thoracic outlet, the rehabilitation approach outlined in this master class will provide the clinician with appropriate management strategies to help decompress the outlet.

     

    The main component of the rehabilitation programme is the graded restoration of scapula control, movement, and positioning at rest and through movement. Adjunctive strategies include restoration of humeral head control, isolated strengthening of weak shoulder muscles, taping, and other manual therapy techniques. The rehabilitation outlined in this paper also serves as a model for the management of any shoulder condition where scapula dysfunction is the major contributing factor.

     


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