Manual Approach to Neural Tension Syndromes: Neurodynamics for the Upper Extremity
Do your patients present with abnormal sensations, pain, and weakness of the upper extremity (UE) related to nerve compression or entrapment syndromes? Patients commonly undergo surgery for carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel, and radial neuropathies, when a more conservative approach may be best. Current research indicates a neurodynamic approach including manual therapy and exercise may be an effective alternative to surgery, especially in the earlier stages of the disorder.
In this live interactive course, discover fast and easy methods to assess nerve entrapment syndromes. Explore neurodynami...Read morec options emphasizing manual therapy and movement to manage nerve compression to achieve positive outcomes and an improved quality of life. Distinguish between local entrapment and spinal entrapment syndromes to identify best management practices to release abnormal fascial tension that impacts the peripheral nerves. Additionally, we will discuss how to Incorporate neurodynamics into your approach to nerve entrapment of the UE. Less...
- Describe the neurodynamic approach to management of adverse neural tension syndromes in the upper extremity (UE).
- Perform an assessment of adverse neural tension using provocative testing to identify regions of neural entrapment.
- Apply neurodynamic interventions to manage symptoms of peripheral nerve entrapment of the UE.
- Document results of incorporating neurodynamics into a plan of care to manage adverse neural tension syndromes of the UE.
- Discuss current research regarding outcomes of neurodynamics to improve mobility, ease pain and improve function in cases of UE peripheral nerve entrapment syndromes.
Friday, September 08, 2023
07:00 PM EDT - 10:00 PM EDTRegister for this Webinar
About the speaker
Theresa A. Schmidt, PT,DPT,MS,OCS,LMT,CEAS
7:00pm - 8:00pm Introduction
- Neurodynamic Therapy and adverse neural tension mechanisms, introduction
- Pain Science and Nervous System Sensitization
- Examination for UE Neural Tension Conditions
- Signs and Symptoms of Neural Movement System Impairment
- Pain Scale, (Resting and activity-related VAS) Fear Avoidance Behavior Questionnaire, (FABQ), Short-form McGill Pain Questionnaire, Quick DASH, Neck Pain Disability Index, Functional Scale, ROM, Strength, Sensation, Reflexes
- Provocative Tests with Lab Demonstrations
- Brachial plexopathy, Cervical and upper limb tension tests (Elvey Tests)
- Upper limb neural tension exam
- Median (2 McGee Bias tests), ulnar, radial, musculocutaneous, prone neck flexion test
- Treatment Strategies for neuromuscular impairment and movement dysfunction with Lab Demonstrations
- Neural Excursion: Neuro-Fascial Mobilization with Lab
- Manual and Instrument
Assisted soft tissue mobilization: cups and hands with Lab
9:15pm - 9:50pm
- Therapeutic exercise review with Lab
- Patient Case Scenarios discussion and clinical reasoning practice in groups
- Discuss current research in neurodynamics
- Clinical Pearls
9:50pm - 10:00pm Conclusion, Q&A
CE Information - Earn 3 CE Credit Hours
New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy
Texas Physical Therapy Association
Ohio Physical Therapy Association
Michigan Board of Physical Therapy
Florida Board of Physical Therapy Practice
Michigan Board of Occupational Therapy
New York State Education Department's State Board for Occupational Therapy
New York State Education Department's State Board for Massage Therapy
Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board
New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
Michigan Board of Massage Therapy
Florida Board of Massage Therapy
Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy
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