Physiotherapy Course Summary:
Barb Hungerford provides a highly practical course that explains biomechanics & treatment of the thoracic spine and thoracic cage, and cervical spine,so you can understand current concepts of joint stability and mobility in the cervical and thoracic region. A biomechanical framework is used to introduce comprehensive assessment & treatment techniques for the cervical and thoracic spine, costo-transverse joints, acromio-clavicular and sterno-clavicular joints. Application of muscle energy techniques and articular techniques are practiced in relation to the biomechanical assessment framework and provides the therapist with a means of treating rib, thoracic & neck injuries with specificity.
2 day course.
- review anatomy and biomechanics of the thoracic spine and thoracic cage, and cervical spine
- apply a biomechanical model in order to define dysfunction in the thoracic region and cervical spine
- present a biomechanical framework as a basis for assessment of articular and muscular function in the cervical spine, thoracic spine, and rib cage
- Provide practical sessions during which muscle energy and articular techniques are applied to specific Musculo-skeletal dysfunctions of the thoracic spine, and cervical spine.
- provide practical sessions to learn MET treatment of rib dysfunctions including subluxed or fixated ribs
- Learn myofascial rib release techniques plus myofascial releases for subscapular & neck muscles
- Consider and practice MET treatment of the Sterno-Clavicular and Acromio-Clavicular joints.
- Discuss and provide practical application of exercise prescription for stabilization of the cervico- thoracic region