The Cervical Spine
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The Cervical Spine: Foundations in Anatomy, Biomechanics & Interviewing (0.1 CEU/1 Contact Hr)

CourseName: The Cervical Spine: Foundations in Anatomy, Biomechanics & Interviewing (0.1 CEU/1 Contact Hr)

Price($): $27.00

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As in any aspect of life, having a solid foundation is the way to build success. This course will establish competence in the building blocks of knowledge regarding anatomy, biomechanics and interviewing skills related to common cervical spine dysfunctions. Having an understanding of these concepts will allow for appropriate examination, evaluation and intervention within the clinic setting to promote the most positive patient/client outcomes.

LEARNING OPJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:
• Understand the differences in function between the upper, mid and lower cervical spine.
• Identify the key anatomical structures of the cervical spine that may lead to clinical pathology.
•Understand the natural biomechanics of the cervical spine to appreciate faulty mechanics.
• Plan and perform an appropriate subjective examination for a patient/client with neck pain.   
• Identify the elements of a subjective examination which may lead to a patient being inappropriate for physical therapy with further medical screening necessary.
• Classify cervical spine disorders based on the ICF Impairment Based Classification of Neck Pain.
• Take and pass at 75% exam to receive certificate

Daniel J. Kirages, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT started his training at the University of Southern California, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science in 1994. He continued at the University of Southern California where he earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 1998. Since then he has been working at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center and in his own private practice, Body Solutions Physical Therapy in Arcadia, CA. He completed the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Orthopaedic Manual Therapy Fellowship Program and earned the distinction of being a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist in 2002. It was in 2003 when he became a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. Enjoying working in the clinic, he also puts time in the academic world as an adjunct assistant professor in the physical therapy programs of both the University of Southern California, as well as, Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles. He also functions as a clinical faculty member for the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency and Spine Fellowship programs.

0.1 CEU’s (1 contact hours) Type Two: This workshop will teach therapists specific skills for evaluation and treatment intervention with patients or clients.

CE Credit: A certificate of completion for 0.1 CEU (1 contact hour) will be awarded after completing the course & successfully earning 70% or better on quiz.

This course has been approved by the following Associations:

- Illinois Physical Therapy Association (521-3756)
- Physical Therapy Association of Georgia for 0.100 hours
- California Physical Therapy Association #11-147
- Texas Physical Therapy Association 50909A
- Florida Physical Therapy Association CE110017009

HealthLinkRx Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of PT’s and PTA’s from Nov 8, 2010–Nov 7, 2013

HealthLinkRx Institute is an AOTA Approved Provider, #7169 from Dec 16, 2010- Dec 30, 2014. “The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.”


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