Memorial Healthcare System - MT2 Cervical spine, TMJ and Upper Extremity
19 Mar 2022 - 20 Mar 2022
MT2: Therapy of the Cervical Spine, TMJ, and Upper Extremity
This is a current method of diagnostic tissue differentiation and treatment progressions of the upper quarter to include the cervical, thorax, TMJ, and upper extremity dysfunctions relevant to sports and orthopedics. Upon completion of MT-2 participants will be able to:
• Describe the basic anatomy, biomechanics, and pathology of the cervical spine, thorax, TMJ, and upper extremity joints.
• Evaluate the cervical spine, thorax, TMJ, and upper extremities with an introduction to soft tissue treatments, joint mobilization/manipulation treatments, and dosed exercise progressions.
• Describe the optimal stimuli for neuro-musculoskeletal repair.
• Understand the dysfunctions related to regional interdependence of these areas
At the conclusion of the course the participant is expected to be able to:
Understand how the anatomy, biomechanics, and arthro-kinematics of a joint contribute to its function or dysfunction.
Relate the neurology, pathophysiology, and pain to the dysfunction and to the appropriate treatment.
Evaluate dysfunction of the different tissues in all extremity joints and identify the signs and symptoms of joint pathology.
Select and apply an appropriate treatment program utilizing the optimal stimuli for histological regeneration of all extremity tissues.
Apply various techniques for articulation and mobilization as well as other current PT modalities with skill and accuracy.
Recognize the indications and contraindications for the use of articulation and mobilization procedures.
All class material is provided via email in a PDF document.
If you require hard copies, course material can be purchased for an additional cost.
Registration Open (UTC): 2022-01-01 (09:00 AM)
Start Date (UTC): 2022-03-19 (08:00 AM)
End Date (UTC): 2022-03-20 (05:00 PM)
Course Fee: $499
Faculty (PT, OCS, FAAOMPT)
Dan has been working in orthopedic physical therapy with a manual therapy emphasis for nearly 20 years. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1998 and completed 4 years of Post-Graduate training including Residency, Fellowship, Ph.D. training program in orthopedic manual therapy from the Ola Grimsby Institute (OGI) in 2003. After Post-Graduate training, he completed an additional year of Instructor apprenticeship. He became an instructor for the OGI in 2005 and the lead Residency instructor for Seattle in 2011/2012 and St. Louis from 2013 – present. Dan also completed a 1-year (S.T.E.P) Therapeutic Exercise Residency in 2007. He is an Orthopedic Certified Specialist from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. He has authored several chapters in the book series Science, Theory and Clinical Application in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy and has taught Manual Therapy seminars both nationally and internationally over the past decade. He is currently on the board of directors, board of examiners, and the Residency Director for the OGI. He owns and operates Winghaven Manual Physical Therapy, an outpatient manual therapy clinic and full-time teaching clinic for post-graduate Residency and Fellowship students for the OGI.