MT-UC: Upper Cervical Dysfunction Seminar (15.8 Direct Contact Hours + 16.3 Home Study Hours; 3.2 CEUs)

$675.00

This 2-day course will provide the clinician (PT, PTA, AT, OT, or COTA) with the skills needed to recognize, evaluate, and treat common clinical conditions of the upper cervical spine and related upper cervical dysfunction including:
· Cervicogenic Headaches and Dizziness
· Concussions
· Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (or BPPV), and Temporo-mandibular joint disorders (TMD)

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MT-UC Course Description (15.8 Direct Contact  Hours + 16.3 Home Study Hours/3.2 CEUs) This 2-day course will provide the clinician (PT, PTA, AT, OT, or COTA) with the skills needed to recognize, evaluate, and treat common clinical conditions of the upper cervical spine and related upper cervical dysfunction including: · Cervicogenic Headaches and Dizziness · Concussions · Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (or BPPV), and · Temporo-mandibular joint disorders (TMD) The assessment and treatment approach will utilize thorough clinical assessment and clinical decision making, including IFOMPT’s Cervical Arterial Dysfunction screening framework. Current literature will be presented and discussed. Live component of course is 90% Hands-On Laboratory. Course includes required Home Study component of approximately 16.3 hours.
MT-UC Course Requirements: Course requires a prerequisite of MT-2: Essential Spinal Seminar. Open to PTs, PTAs, ATs, OTs, or COTAs. Enrollment limited. Lab clothes required for all sessions.
MT-UC Objectives: Upon completion of the course, the course participant will be able to
  1. Understand the underlying anatomy, physiology, and common clinical presentation of specific cervical dysfunction conditions including cervicogenic headaches and dizziness, concussions, BPPV and TMD. Must describe the clinical presentation of at least one condition during the course. 
  2. Discuss the relevant research pertaining to the management of each condition listed above.
  3. Perform an accurate clinical assessment for each upper cervical dysfunction condition listed in objective #1. Must demonstrate at least one example PTAs, ATs, OTs, COTAs are limited to performing assessments through R1* but not into R2*. 
  4. Perform localized graded treatment for each upper cervical dysfunction condition listed above. Requires demonstration of at least one example during laboratory. PTAs, ATs, OTs, COTAs may observe but are prohibited from performing Grades III, IV and V. 
  5. Evaluate the effect of treatment upon various upper cervical dysfunction conditions. Requires demonstration of at least one example during course. PTAs, ATs, OTs, COTAs are prohibited from performing Grades III, IV and V. 
  6.  Prescribe relevant home exercise programs for select upper cervical conditions. Requires demonstration of at least one example during course.
Please refer to MT-UC COURSE COMPETENCIES for proficiency participants should be aiming to accomplish after diligent practice of skills learned in MT-UC. Proficiency in the Course Competencies are required for the Orthopedic Manual Therapy Fellowship. *R1= Initial onset of resistance to movement; R2= Maximum resistance to movement Note: In CA the student/faculty ratio will be no higher than 16:1
MT-UC Suggested Texts: The following texts are not required for the course, but may prove beneficial reading either before or after the seminar.  The cost of any of the below textbooks are not included in the MAPS course fee.
  • Guide to Evidenced-Based Physical Therapist Practice, Jewell, Dianne V. 2nd ed. 2010.
  • Maitland™s Vertebral Manipulation, Maitland, Geoffrey D, 7th Ed, 2006
  • Maitland™s Peripheral Manipulation, Maitland, Geoffrey D, 4th Ed, 2005
  • Orthopedic Manual Therapy, Cook, Chad, 2 Ed, 2011
 

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Class Date

03/09-10/2024 in Washington, DC, 05/04-05/2024 in San Clemente, CA, 09/21-22/2024 in Vestavia Hills, AL, 11/02-03/2024 in Clearwater, FL, 11/02-03/2024 in Havertown, PA, 01/25-26/2025 in Livingston, NJ