Timothy W. Flynn, PT, PhD
Physical Therapy Management of Cervical Thoracic Disorders & Cervicogenic Headaches
Date: January 27-28, 2018
Location: Bridgeside Point 1
100 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
1st Floor Classroom
Student Price: TBD
All proceeds from this course will be donated to the Foundation for Physical Therapy as part of the Mercer-Marquette Challenge
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This course integrates manual therapy (mobilization and thrust mobilization) techniques and specific exercise programs in the management of individuals with mechanical neck pain and headaches. Review of the current literature regarding neck disorders and headaches will be presented. Discussion on current state of practice and problem cases will be discussed.
This course is a combination of brief lectures and intensive laboratory sessions. Participants will receive hands-on demonstration and practice of both examination and selected interventions of the upper thorax, cervical spine, and craniocervical region. A heavy focus will be placed on the proficient use of hold-relax, mobilization, and thrust mobilization techniques of the cervical and thoracic region.
Upon completion of this course the participants will be able to:
- Describe the current best evidence for the use of manual therapy in the management of headaches and neck pain.
- Apply a patient centered clinical reasoning framework that avoids over medicalizing neck pain.
- Demonstrate evidence-based clinical examination skills.
- Select and demonstrate manual physical therapy and exercise interventions based on current best evidence.
Continuing Education Units
General CEUs: 12.5
This course is approved in: PA & OH
|8:00-8:30||Introductions, student background, goals of course, discuss handout and format of labs.|
|8:30-10:00||Evidence based practice overview and presentation of current best evidence for this region|
|10:30-12:00||Neuromuscular Screening & Layer Palpation Lab
Thrust Mobilization of the Upper Thorax
|1:00-3:00||Segmental Examination of the Cervical Spine
|3:00-5:00||Mid Cervical Rotational Thrust Mobilization
Mid Cervical Translational Thrust Mobilization
|8:00-9:00||Round Robin Practice Session of Previous Day Material|
|9:00-10:00||Assessment and Treatment of the Upper Cervical Spine|
|10:30-12:00||Assessment and Treatment of the Upper Cervical Spine
Headache Review and Management
|12:30-2:00||Muscle Length Assessment
Round Robin Practice & Wrap-up
About the Speaker
Timothy W. Flynn, PT, PhD
Board Certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists
Fellow, American Physical Therapy Association
Dr. Flynn is board certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (OCS), a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT), a Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association (FAPTA) and a frequent presenter at state, national, and international meetings. Dr. Flynn is widely published including 5 textbooks, 6 book chapters, over 85 peer-reviewed manuscripts on musculoskeletal disorders and chronic spinal pain. Awards include the James A. Gould Excellence in Teaching Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, Richard W. Bowling – Richard E. Erhard Orthopaedic Clinical Practice Award, the Steven J. Rose Excellence in Research (twice), the AAOMPT Outstanding Research Award (twice), and the Distinguished Alumnus- Marquette University Program in Physical Therapy. Dr. Flynn is a past President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT).
Dr. Flynn is a principal in Evidence in Motion (EIM) an educational company dedicated to elevating the physical therapy profession. He is a Professor in the School of Physical Therapy at South College in Knoxville, TN where he teaches in the area of musculoskeletal management, chronic pain, and evidence based practice.
Dr. Flynn is a world-renowned clinician dedicated to providing the highest quality care possible at Colorado In Motion (www.ColoradoInMotion.com). His primary clientele includes clients suffering from back pain, chronic spinal pain, failed back surgeries, and chronic pain disorders. National and international clients including NBA and USOC athletes frequently seek Dr. Flynn’s clinical expertise. He is passionate about ensuring that clients can and should expect better healthcare and the ability to have fitness and vitality throughout their life. He can be heard weekly on the Pain Reframed Podcast.