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Cranio-cervical Stability Testing for Manual Clinicians: A Definitive Guide

Cranio-cervical Stability Testing for Manual Clinicians: A Definitive Guide

Cranio-cervical Stability Testing for Manual Clinicians: A Definitive Guide

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The instructors

As a manual clinician, have you ever worried that a patient may have specific damage to the cervical spine including the craniovertebral joints? Car accident, a fall, or maybe an infection is at fault? How do you deal with this patient?

I have reasons for spending hours of my time, developing and producing this course. It all relates to a serious car accident I had a few years ago. I initially didn't present with any issues but steadily I physically declined and eventually had fusion surgery to restrain an unstable C7 T1 which was producing spinal cord signs. I knew what was happening to me but will a patient understand the symptoms? It is imperative if you treat patients with trauma, infection, or congenital issues, to learn what to do with these patients.

Learn the signs and symptoms of serious pathology in the cervical spine.

Learn the differential diagnoses and causes of instability in the region.

Learn to test the neurological system and know what to look for in your examination.

Learn to stress test the ligaments of the craniovertebral joints and the cervical spine.

Discover the latest studies on this topic.

I'm hoping you will find this course an adjunct to your practice. As a manual clinician, a Physiotherapist, a Chiropractor, a manipulator, you may stress ligaments of peripheral joints all the time but it is a rarity to stress test spinal joints. A manual clinician must be able to discern an unstable or hypermobile segment in a spine. This will give the clinician an advantage in the management of the patient. It is important for the safety of the joint and is very important for the safety of your patients.

My objectives for you:

After this course, participants will be able to understand the principals and practical application of the following:

Hour one:

At the completion of this hour, participants will be able to understand the principals and practical application of the following:

  1. Compare the difference between angular and linear motion.
  2. List the limiting factors necessary for stability in respect to linear motion.
  3. List and describe the function of the limiting structures of the atlantooccipital joint and the atlantoaxial joint.
  4. Describe the path of the vertebral artery from the subclavian artery to the basilar artery

Hour two:

At the completion of this hour, participants will be able to understand the principals and practical application of the following:

  1. List the three types of Atlantooccipital fractures.
  2. Describe five diseases that may compromise the stability of the cervical region and how.
  3. List and elaborate on the immune specific diseases that can affect the atlantoaxial joint.
  4. Summarize the normal growth of the cervical spine and craniovertebral region in children.

Hour three:

At the completion of this hour, participants will be able to understand the principals and practical application of the following:

  1. Outline the details of IFOMPT Framework for Red Flags.
  2. Demonstrate three stability tests of the cervical region and interpret the results.
  3. Demonstrate a neurological scan to clear spinal cord and neurological dysfunction in the cervical spine.
  4. Apply a vigorous mandatory scan for all patients to rule out serious pathology of the cervical spine and the neurological system and be able to interpret the results.

Please come with me and learn.

Please Note:

This course is designed for medical professionals, not for the general public. The medical information in this course is provided as an information resource only and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes. This information is intended for medical education, and does not create any doctor-patient relationship, and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment. By purchasing this course you agree to the foregoing terms and conditions. If you do not agree to the foregoing terms and conditions, you should not purchase.

 

The instructors
Debra Dent
BPT Dip Manip PT OCS (Emeritus) FCAMPT (Retired)

Debra Dent is a Physical Therapist with over 40 years of experience specializing in manual therapy of the spine. She is a graduate of the University of Manitoba, Canada where she received her Diploma of Physiotherapy in 1977 and her Bachelors of Physical Therapy in 1979. She was certified as a Part A manual Physical Therapist from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association in 1989 and received her Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy in 1994. United States APTA Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) designation was completed in 1996 and recertified in 2006 and in 2016 she was recertified Emeritus.

Debra was a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manual Therapists (FCAMPT) from 1994 until retiring in 2019. She was an instructor for the Canadian Physiotherapy Association since 1989 to 1994. She has been a guest clinical instructor at the University of South Florida from 2003-05, teaching the Spinal Manual Therapy Program for the MscPT undergraduate program and has taught a large number of manual therapy courses in the US and Canada. She has numerous online seminars related to Differential Diagnosis, Breathing Essentials and Foundation Form Function of the core that are available for Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Chiropractors.

She owns Cross Border Seminars and presently works as a consultant and contract PT in Clearwater, Florida.

Course Material included in this course
  • Introduction, Objectives and Precautions
  • Introduction and Objectives
  • Precautions
  • Case History
  • Case History
  • Understanding Spinal Instabilities
  • Understanding Spinal Instabilities
  • Understanding Spinal Instabilities Quiz
  • Anatomy
  • Important Anatomy
  • Stability Issues
  • Stability Issues
  • Stability Issues Quiz
  • Evidence and Differential Diagnosis
  • Evidence and Differential Diagnosis
  • Evidence and Differential Diagnosis Quiz
  • Lab
  • Precautions
  • Cervical Scan Details
  • Myotome Testing Video
  • Reflexes
  • Upper Extremity Reflexes Video
  • Spinal Cord Reflex Video
  • Neuromeningeal Pathway Testing
  • Slump Test
  • Neuromeningeal Pathway Testing
  • Stress Testing
  • Lateral Shear Testing of the Cervical Spine
  • Anterior and Posterior Shear of the Cervical Spine
  • Rotational Shear Testing of the Cervical Spine
  • Specific Distraction and Compression
  • Stress Testing the Alar Ligament
  • Stress Testing the Integrity of the Odontoid/Dens
  • Stress Testing the Transverse Ligament
  • Stress Testing the Tectorial Membrane
  • Modified Cervical Artery Test
  • Modified Cervical Artery Test Video
  • Thank you
  • Thank you
  • References
  • References for the Evidence
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