A manual therapy course to improve your treatment of radicular pain and foraminal impingement syndromes.
This free course is available on-line, only. No CE hours are given unless attending “Live”.
Traditional treatment of cervical radiculopathy is usually hit or miss because little is known about the natural history of this condition. If there is no significant improvement with nonoperative treatments, epidural corticosteroid injections or surgical intervention may be considered. The long term outcomes do not differ between those who undergo surgery and those who do not. By understanding the true nature of this disorder you can begin a treatment program that will target causative structures instead of just treating symptoms with operative and nonoperative patients.
This course will first focus on the tonus and phasic muscles of the upper torso and how they influence major joints of the neck. Once these muscles and surrounding fascia are released with an easy to follow protocol and all that is left is to provide follow up exercises the patient can do at home.
What you will learn with this free course
- Discuss the etiology of Cervical Radiculopathy and stages of progression
- Avoiding positions that increase arm and/or neck symptoms
- Medications, traction, and a well-designed physical program that have proven effectiveness
- With the proper treatment, 80-90% of patients can be treated nonoperative
- Massage Therapy can be a useful adjunct in relieving pain
- A 5 minute TMJ/Intra Oral treatment to increase awareness with lasting results