Both the cervical and the thoracic spine play a major role in many problems for which clients come to see a manual therapist. Assessing these areas accurately represents therefore the foundation for an effective treatment plan.
In this course, Dr. Kathy Dooley discusses the biomechanics and functional anatomy of the cervical and thoracic spines, along with how they participate in the scapulothoracic joint. Kathy provides us with the necessary anatomical information for assessment and show where causes for dysfunctional patterns may lie.
This course offers practical tips on palpation assessment and correction along with a discussion on condition-based assessment of treatment like upper cross syndrome and thoracic outlet syndrome.
The course is is suitable for therapists, instructors, teachers and practitioners of all modalities. You do not need to be a practitioner to enroll, but a passionate interest in human movement is essential.