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September 11 - September 13

BOC Essential Level

The goal of this class is to present the arthrokinematics of motion of the upper and lower cervical spine as it applies to both normal and dysfunction movement pattern. Upper cervical biomechanics and lower cervical biomechanics will be differentiated so as to have a clearer understanding of pain pattern presentation.

Assessment and treatment will include Muscle Energy Techniques, Counterstrain, Travell concepts and myofascial techniques will be employed and demonstrated in laboratory sessions.

18 contact hours – 18 1-A hours anticipated – NATA/BOC Approved Provider #P8765 NCBTMB Approved Provider #1597 AMBP School Member #1084335

At the conclusion of the presentation, the participant should be able to:

  1. Identify the concepts and components of Occiput, Atlas and Axis somatic dysfunction.
  2. Identify the concepts and components of the lower cervical vertebrae somatic dysfunction.
  3. Differentiate between normal and abnormal biomechanics of the upper and lower cervical spine.
  4. Formulate a working knowledge of normal biomechanics of the upper and lower cervical spine, including facet arthrokinematics, Fryette’s laws of spinal motion, and use this model in organizing an assessment and treatment plan.
  5. Assess the biomechanical implications of somatic dysfunction in the same areas in order to provide appropriate treatment.
  6. Apply Muscle Energy Techniques to change the areas of somatic dysfunction.


Target Audience: Healthcare providers including, but not limited to: MD,DO,PT,AT,MT,RN,OT, and other licensed or certified healthcare providers.


Class Times:

Friday, September 11, 2020 – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
‍‍‍Saturday, September 12, 2020 – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
‍‍‍Sunday, September 13, 2020 – 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location of Class

Bigelow Health Sciences Building (BHS), room 449, 4th floor

In the image below BHS is building #16, closest parking is Lot O

Hotel Options

Hyatt Place Las Vegas
4520 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, 89169
*8 minute walk from UNLV campus, 4 minute drive
Free breakfast for members
Free parking
Complimentary hotel shuttle to and from McCarran International Airport – Pick up at Terminal 1, Level 0

Embassy Suites by Hilton Las Vegas
4315 Swenson St
Las Vegas, NV 89119
*10 minute walk from UNLV campus, 3 minute drive
Free made-to-order breakfast, complimentary appetizers and beverages at the nightly Evening Reception
Parking $13/day
Embassy Suites Las Vegas offers scheduled shuttle service to the airport (not from airport) and the Las Vegas Strip. Also provide complimentary drop-off at Miracle Mile Shops and Planet Hollywood.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
4455 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169
*11 minute walk from UNLV campus, 4 minute drive
Free parking
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino provides complimentary shuttle service for hotel guests to and from the strip. The pick-up location is at the HRH front drive. The shuttle is based on availability and departs on the hour from 10:00am to 5:00pm. The return shuttle departs 15 minutes after the hour from 10:00am to 5:00pm from The Fashion Show Mall.

Lunch options on campus:
Einstein Bagels in Science and Engineering Building, 7:30 am – 2:00 pm Friday, closed Sat-Sun
Subway located in the center of campus, 9:30 am -2:00 pm Friday, closed Sat-Sun

Lunch options off-campus
Harmon Square
4501 Paradise Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89169
This is a shopping center within a 10 minute walk or 5 minute drive that has the following restaurants:
Teriyaki Madness
Tropical Smoothie
Roberto’s Taco Shop
Fries N’ Pies

Some local favorites close to campus include:
Stephano’s Greek & Mediterranean Grill, 4632 S Maryland Pkwy #14, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Cugino’s Italian Deli & Pizzeria, 4550 S Maryland Pkwy #20, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop 4480 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169


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September 13
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