Cervical Spine

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Physiotherapy Management of Neck Pain

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Physiotherapists frequently see patients with neck pain in clinical practice; it is one of the four musculoskeletal disorders that have a major burden on society. Stratifying patients in either subgroups or based on their prognosis (prediction of recovery) might be useful in guiding physiotherapy management decisions. Manual therapy, exercise and education – usually in combination – seem to be the preferred evidence-based physiotherapy treatments for most patients with neck pain.


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Thoracic Spine Thrust Manipulation Improves Mechanical Neck Pain

R400.00

3 CEUs

    The purpose of this systematic review was to determine the effects of thoracic spine thrust manipulation on pain, range of motion, and self-reported function in patients with mechanical neck pain.

    Thoracic spine thrust manipulation may provide short-term improvement in patients with acute or subacute mechanical neck pain.


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Treating Neck Pain - A Multimodal Treatment Approach

R400.00

3 CEUs

    This online course describes a multi-modal treatment approach:  an evidence-based approach for treating neuromusculoskeletal disorders with special reference to neck pain sufferers. This approach utilizes therapeutic pain science education, manual therapy (including passive and dynamic techniques), and exercise therapy. This online course describes techniques which provide effective treatment of neck pain to allow patients to exercise earlier in the rehabilitation process.


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Deep Dry Needling of the Neck

R400.00

3 CEUs

    This illustrated Dry Needling online course covers: 

    • the clinical presentation of TrPs in head and neck pain syndromes
    • trigger points (TrPs) in neck pain populations 

    Illustration and needling instructions of Dry Needling techniques for the following neck muscles are provided: 

    • Trapezius muscle: upper portion
    • Levator scapulae muscle
    • Sternocleidomastoid muscle
    • Splenius capitis muscle
    • Splenius cervicis muscle
    • Semispinalis capitis and cervicis muscles
    • Suboccipital muscles
    • Cervical multifidi muscle
    • Scalene muscles 

    Their anatomy, function, innervation and contra-indications for Dry Needling are also included.


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Muscle Energy Techniques:  Upper Quarter: Levator Scapula, Infra & Supra Spinatus & Subscapularis

R400.00

3 CEUs

    This illustrated on-line course covers the assessment, interpretation and treatment of the following tight upper quarter muscles:

    Part 2:

    • Levator scapulae
    • Infraspinatus
    • Subscapularis
    • Supraspinatus
    • Flexors of the arm
    • Flexors of the forearm
    • Biceps brachii

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Muscle Energy Techniques:  Upper Quarter: Upper Trapezius, Scalenus & SCM

R400.00

3 CEUs

    This illustrated on-line course covers the assessment, interpretation and treatment of the following tight upper quarter muscles:

    Part 1:

    • Pectoralis major
    • Latissimus dorsi
    • Upper trapezius
    • Scalenes
    • Sternocleidomastoid

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Muscle Energy Techniques:  Spine: Paravertebral Muscles

R400.00

3 CEUs

    This illustrated on-line course covers the assessment, interpretation and treatment of the following spinal muscles:

    Paravertebral muscles
    Erector spinae muscle
    Thoraco lumbar facia and muscles
    Erector spinae muscles of the neck
    Deep neck flexors


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Examination of the Cervical Spine:  Part 1

R400.00

3 CEUs

    We all know that as the most mobile region of the vertebral column the cervical spine is vulnerable to trauma, as well as to problems of apparently spontaneous onset. Determining the source of the problem is essential before selecting a treatment regime.

    Part 1 and 2 of this correspondence course provides a comprehensive guide to the examination of the cervical spine and clinically associated anatomical regions.

    The physical examination section is reinforced with 10 photographs that will assist you with the performance of the examination and treatment techniques.


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Examination of the Cervical Spine: Part 2

R400.00

3 CEUs

    We all know that as the most mobile region of the vertebral column the cervical spine is vulnerable to trauma, as well as to problems of apparently spontaneous onset. Determining the source of the problem is essential before selecting a treatment regime. 

    Part 1 and 2 of this correspondence course provides a comprehensive guide to the examination of the cervical spine and clinically associated anatomical regions. 

    The physical examination section is reinforced with 10 photographs that will assist you with the performance of the examination and treatment techniques.


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Cervical Radiculopathy

R400.00

3 CEUs

    If a patient suffers with neck and radiating arm pain or numbness, sensory deficits, or motor dysfunction in the neck and upper extremities, it could be the result of cervical radiculopathy. 

    This course examines the condition from a pathoanatomical perspective in order to help you to diagnose and then formulate the most appropriate treatment modality.

     


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Cervicogenic Dizziness – Integrated Approach

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Dizziness is an extremely common complaint yet is also a very difficult condition to diagnose – and therefore to treat. This on-line course demonstrates how manual therapy can substantially reduce symptoms of cervicogenic dizziness.


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Cervicogenic Headaches – Integrated Approach.

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Headache is a common and often incapacitating condition. It is estimated that a headache in some form is experienced by at least 50% of the population, often leading to a visit to a general practitioner or physiotherapist. The number of structures and disorders capable of causing headaches is considerable. This on-line course describes a case study of a patient with chronic headaches which had not been helped by range of previous interventions given by the patient’s GP, Neurologist and other healthcare professionals. The course will teach you/or show you a thorough assessment and subsequently effective evidence based treatment. The neurophysiological effect of the treatment is provided.


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Adverse Effects of Cervical Manipulative Therapy

R400.00

3 CEUs

    It’s every physiotherapist’s worst nightmare: something going horribly wrong during examination and treatment of a patient.

    This course examines the issue of neurovascular complications such as vertebrobasilar arterial dissection following Cervical Manipulative Therapy and evaluates whether or how physiotherapists can avoid or prevent the nightmare.


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The Cervical Spine and Headache: Part 1

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Did you know that Cervicogenic headache probably accounts for between 10 and 20% of benign headaches? Did you know that there is a growing body of evidence that multimodal physical therapy can assist these patients?

    Fundamental to the successful management of cervicogenic headache is the differential diagnosis of headache.


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The Cervical Spine and Headache:  Part 2

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Did you know that Cervicogenic headache probably accounts for between 10 and 20% of benign headaches? Did you know that there is a growing body of evidence that multimodal physical therapy can assist these patients?

    Fundamental to the successful management of cervicogenic headache is the differential diagnosis of headache.

    Part two of this course describes the physical examination of the headache patient and covers the articular, the muscle systems, the neuro motor control, muscle strength and postural form. It also deals with the management of cervicogenic headache utilising manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and more.


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Rehabilitation of Cervical Syndromes: Part 1

R400.00

3 CEUs

    How do you isolate the syndromes or conditions that could result in diagnoses like Zygapophyseal Joint Arthralgia, Zygapophyseal joint – acute locking, recurrent locking of cervical Zygapophyseal joints, discogenic pain and cervical nerve root pain? How do you select the most appropriate treatment modality?

    These on-line courses discuss some essential concepts every physiotherapist needs in his/her arsenal when faced with some of the common cervical conditions for which manipulative therapy and exercises have a major role in over-all management.


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Rehabilitation of Cervical Syndromes: Part 2

R400.00

3 CEUs

    How do you isolate the syndromes or conditions that could result in diagnoses like Zygapophyseal Joint Arthralgia, Zygapophyseal joint – acute locking, recurrent locking of cervical Zygapophyseal joints, discogenic pain and cervical nerve root pain? How do you select the most appropriate treatment modality? 

    These on-line courses discuss some essential concepts every physiotherapist needs in his/her arsenal when faced with some of the common cervical conditions for which manipulative therapy and exercises have a major role in over-all management.


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Rehabilitation of Cervical Syndromes: Part 3

R400.00

3 CEUs

    How do you isolate the syndromes or conditions that could result in diagnoses like Zygapophyseal Joint Arthralgia, Zygapophyseal joint – acute locking, recurrent locking of cervical Zygapophyseal joints, discogenic pain and cervical nerve root pain? How do you select the most appropriate treatment modality? 

    These on-line courses discuss some essential concepts every physiotherapist needs in his/her arsenal when faced with some of the common cervical conditions for which manipulative therapy and exercises have a major role in over-all management.


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Whiplash associated disorders: implications for management:Part 1

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Whiplash. It can happen so easily yet its consequences can be long lasting and debilitating. This course provides an insight into the complex set of mechanisms involved in the pathophysiology of chronic WAD.

    It also highlights the facts physiotherapists need to take into account when dealing with both the acute and chronic stages of WAD in order to reduce chronicity associated with this condition.


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Whiplash associated disorders: implications for management: Part 2

R400.00

3 CEUs

    Whiplash. It can happen so easily yet its consequences can be long lasting and debilitating. This course provides an insight into the complex set of mechanisms involved in the pathophysiology of chronic WAD. 

    It also highlights the facts physiotherapists need to take into account when dealing with both the acute and chronic stages of WAD in order to reduce chronicity associated with this condition.


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