This course will assist in identifying upper quadrant entrapment neuropathies as well as proving provocative tests to rule in or rule out neurogenic tissues. The information may be applied to these diagnosis: Ulnar, Radial and Median Nerve entrapment, Thoracic outlet syndrome, brachial plexus neuropathy and musculoskeletal tightness in upper Quadrant. The relationship between neurovascular and musculoskeletal structures causing pressure gradient changes will be discussed. A differential diagnosis of proximal to distal tissues as well as central sensitization symptoms will be reviewed. Treatment strategies to treat these entrapment neuropathies including educational ideas, nerve gliding techniques, muscle reeducation, and movement based management will be presented using case studies. At the end of this webinar participants will have additional treatment ideas for immediate clinical use.
Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to
1. Identify the upper extremity compression sites and determine if there is double crush syndrome.
2. Understand if the compression is soft tissue or neurogenic in nature
3. Recognize the mechanisms producing the symptoms - nocioceptive, neurogenic or central sensitization
4. Design a comprehensive treatment program to achieve functional outcomes
Audience: Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy Assistant, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Assistants and Athletic Trainers
PT CEU’s: Motivations, Inc. courses are approved for PT by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy. Motivations Inc is an approved provider of Physical Therapy continuing education by these professional bodies: Texas Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, ILDPR- Illinois Department of Professional Regulation Approved PT CE Sponsor, NY- New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions. Many state boards recognize these for pre-approval purposes. Contact us if you would like verification for your state. Physical Therapy Board of California. This course is offered for 0.2 CEUs (Intermediate level; Related area).
OT CEU’s: Motivations, Inc. webinars are approved for AOTA CEU's Distance Learning: Interactive. NATA BOC CEU’s: Motivations, Inc. is an approved CEU provider by NATA BOC.
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