The course will cover the anatomical, physiological and functional basis to the evaluation of neural tissue pain disorders of the upper and lower quarter. 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:

  1. Anatomy

  2. Physiology of Pain

  3. Neuropathic and nerve trunk pain

  4. 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 neural tissue pain disorders of the upper and lower quarter.

  • To provide or enhance knowledge of the pathoanatomical and pathophysioloical mechanisms of 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 neural tissue pain disorders of the upper and lower quarter.

  • To develop an ability to evaluate and differentially diagnose 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 neural tissue pain disorders of the upper and lower quarter.

  • To develop the ability to prescribe and apply appropriate physical treatments for neural tissue pain disorders of the upper and lower quarter.

Day 1

9.00 AM to 12.30 AM

Introduction & course overview

  • Patient profiles –case histories

Physiology of Pain – Neuropathic and nerve trunk pain

  • Lecture presentation.

Anatomy of the neural system

  • Lecture presentation.

1.00 PM to 5.00 PM

Clinical Practice

  • Physical examination of neural tissue pain disorders of the upper quarter part 1.

  • Participant practical session.

  • Physical examination of upper extremity neural tissue pain disorders of the upper quarter part 2.

  • Participant practical session.

  • Differential diagnosis in upper extremity neural tissue pain disorders.

  • Participant practical session.

Day 2

9.00 AM to 12.30 AM

Clinical Practice

  • Physical treatments of upper extremity neural tissue pain disorders.

  • Participant practical session.

  • Physical examination of neural tissue pain disorders of the lower quarter part 1.

  • Participant practical session.

  • Physical examination of lower extremity neural tissue pain disorders of the upper quarter part 2.

  • Participant practical session.

1.30 PM to 5.00 PM

Clinical Practice

  • Physical examination of lower extremity neural tissue pain disorders of the upper quarter part 3.

  • Participant practical session.

  • Differential diagnosis in lower extremity neural tissue pain disorders.

  • Participant practical session.

  • Physical treatments of lower extremity neural tissue pain disorders.

  • Participant practical session.

  • Course summary and conclusion.

About the Presenter

Toby Hall – MSc, Post Grad Dip Manip Ther. Adjunct Senior Teaching Fellow (Curtin). Visiting Lecturer (University of Dublin, Trinity College), Accredited Mulligan Concept Teacher. Director Manual Concepts, Mt Claremont, Western Australia.

Toby Hall gained his undergraduate qualification in physiotherapy in the UK in 1985. He travelled to Perth to complete the postgraduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy at Curtin University in 1990. He then went on to complete a Master of Science degree by thesis in 1996. He has taught on Curtin University’s Manual Therapy programs, including the Master in Manipulative Therapy for many years and has lectured extensively within Australia and many overseas countries. He is extensively involved in research at Curtin University as well as many teaching commitments. Toby has presented at many conferences, published a range of book chapters as well as articles related to research in the area of neural tissue dysfunction, cervicogenic headache and the Mulligan Concept. Please follow the link for a list of his publications and conference presentations. Toby has taught manual therapy in over 15 countries. These courses are well received by physiotherapists who have a wide range of backgrounds and manual therapy experience.

 

Course Date and Venue


Course title:Physical evaluation and treatment of neural tissue pain disorders
Date: 13-14 November 2010
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Venue: Singapore Management University
Fees: S$800.00 per person
Closing date for registration: 31 September 2010
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