Get to Grips with the Cervical Spine

The NEW neck course begins on the 4th September – make sure you don’t miss out!

Neck pain is debilitating and disorientating. It is frustrating as physiotherapists when we don’t know how to help our patients. Out of all 291 conditions studied in the Global Burden of Disease 2010 Study, neck pain ranked 4th highest in terms of disability as measured by YLDs (Years Lived with Disability), and 21st in terms of overall burden.

When it comes to the neck, it’s understandable why we don’t always have the answer.

The neck is a complex structure. The 7 vertebrae are the pillars of how we orientate ourselves with the world. They provide the scaffolding for 27 muscles which interact to produce intricate movements, whilst at the same time protecting blood vessels to the brain. If this wasn’t enough, the interaction between the neck, shoulder, head and back is also something which needs to be considered.

This course aims to provide a springboard to develop your ability to understand cervical pain and dysfunction. You’ll improve your ability to assess and treat individuals with neck pain across a variety of clinical settings. Join us and the global physiotherapy and physical therapy community to share, discuss and learn all about managing individuals with neck pain.

The course is broken into 5 sections (expect to spend 4 hours on each section):

  • Section 1: Neck Structure and Function, Epidemiology of Neck Pain
  • Section 2: Clinical Presentations of Neck Pain
  • Section 3: Assessment of the Individual with Neck Pain
  • Section 4: Therapeutic Interventions for Neck Pain
  • Section 5: Final Tasks and Optional Assignment

The diversity of the resources included within this course are impressive. Which courses have you been on before where you can learn from world leading experts in a single location?

Be prepared to read some of the most recent literature from our publishing partner Elsevier. Read from a range of books including:

  • Cook, C and Cook, A. Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of Cervical Myelopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy and Cervical Myeloradiculopathy. chapter 11 In: Fernandez de las Penas, C et al. Manual Therapy for Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes. Elsevier, 2016.
  • Magee, D. Cervical Spine. Chapter 3 In: Orthopedic Physical Assessment. Elsevier, 2014.
  • Kerry, R. Examination of the cervicothoracic region. Chapter 7 in: Petty, N. Neuromusculoskeletal Examination and Assessment. Elsevier, 2011.

Make the most of this fantastic opportunity by making sure you can take part. Access is only available with a Physiopedia Plus membership. Has there ever been a better reason to become a member?

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