The course will cover the anatomical, physiological and functional basis to the evaluation of neural tissue pain disorders of the upper and lower quarter, with a major focus on the spine. Of special interest will be clinical practice, emphasizing clinical examination, evaluation, interpretation, differential diagnosis and treatment.

This course will be conducted in lecture, tutorial and workshop format for the clinician or academic who is interested in manual therapy, manual medicine or musculoskeletal medicine. It is anticipated that the course content will be suitable to individuals who are seeking new knowledge, to individuals seeking to expand their knowledge and to those individuals seeking the stimulation of clinical interaction. Whilst the course will be presented at a high level this should not be seen as a barrier to participation for those with little or with no previous experience in this special area. As a result of attending the course it is anticipated that participants will gain personal satisfaction as in a variety of ways which will enhance their individual requirements. There are therefore no pre-requisites for participation.

Contents:

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology of Pain
  • Neuropathic and nerve trunk pain
  • Clinical Practice
    • Examination
    • Evaluation
    • Diagnosis
    • Treatment including indications and contra-indications.

Aims:

  • To develop a strong biomedical basis towards the examination, evaluation and physical treatment of spinal mediated neural tissue pain disorders of the upper and lower quarter.
  • To provide or enhance knowledge of the pathoanatomical and pathophysioloical mechanisms of spinal mediated neural tissue pain disorders of the upper and lower quarter.
  • To promote an understanding of the mechanisms for patient presentations of dysfunction such as in spinal mediated neural tissue pain disorders of the upper and lower quarter.
  • To develop an ability to evaluate and differentially diagnose spinal mediated neural tissue pain disorders of the upper and lower quarter.
  • To develop or enhance the ability to determine when physical treatment is indicated or contra-indicated in spinal mediated neural tissue pain disorders of the upper and lower quarter.
  • To develop the ability to prescribe and apply appropriate physical treatments for spinal mediated neural tissue pain disorders of the upper and lower quarter.

 

About the Presenter

Kim Robinson, BSc, Post Grad Dip Manip Ther, FACP
Adjunct Senior Teaching Fellow (Curtin University
Snr Teaching Fellow (University of Western Australia)

Kim Robinson has developed a reputation as a leading figure in manual therapy education. He was formerly a lecturer and clinical teacher on the Postgraduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy programme at Curtin University of Technology for many years before establishing Manual Concepts. He now conducts a variety of lectures and clinical programmes around the world, teaching in more than 25 countries. Kim is an active member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists Association of Australia and has been an internationally accredited teacher of the Mulligan Concept since 1995. His research interests and publications include manual diagnosis, cervicogenic headache, neck pain and the application of the Mulligan Concept.

 

Course Date and Venue


Course title:Management of spinal mediated neural tissue pain disorders
Date: 21-22 Jun 2014 (Sat & Sun)
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Venue: TBA
Fees: S$900 per person
Closing date for registration: 31 May 2014
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