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TREATING THE THORACIC SPINE, RIBS AND STERNUM
March 3, 2017 @ 9:00 am - March 5, 2017 @ 12:00 pm UTC+0$650
BOC Essential Level
The thoracic cage is one of the most complicated areas in a manual practice. Understanding this area separates you from your peers. This course gives the participant an appreciation of the interrelationships of the various components of the thoracic cage. Emphasis is on the effect of dysfunction on the entire mechanism as it relates to overall health.
The thoracic cage joints, ligaments, muscles, diaphragm, fascia, vascular, and neural components will be discussed from an embryology, vertebral, rib biomechanics and arthrokinematics standpoint.
Assessment and treatment include:
– Muscle energy techniques
– Counterstrain technique
– Travell concepts
– Myofascial techniques
Note: These will be employed and demonstrated in laboratory sessions.
18 contact hours – 18 1-A hours anticipated – BOC Approved Provider #P8765 NCBTMB Approved Provider #775 AMBP School Member #1084335
At the conclusion of the presentation, the participant should be able to:
- Identify the concepts and components of thoracic, ribs, and sternal dysfunction.
- Differentiate between normal and abnormal arthrokinematics of thoracic, ribs, and sternal dysfunction.
- Formulate a working knowledge of the thoracic, ribs, and sternal dysfunction in organizing an assessment and treatment plan.
- Assess the autonomic implications of somatic dysfunction of the thoracic, ribs, and sternal dysfunction in order to provide appropriate treatment.
- Apply Manual Therapy Techniques to change the areas of dysfunction.
Target Audience: Healthcare providers including, but not limited to: MD,DO,PT,AT,DC,MT,RN,OT, and other licensed or certified healthcare providers.
Lead Instructor: Lino Cedros, AT, MT, SP, CAMTC
Friday, March 3, 2017 – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday, March 4, 2017 – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday, March 5, 2017 – 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM