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Clinical Management of Upper Quadrant Dysfunction in Children with Neuromuscular Conditions
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This intermediate level course prepares the pediatric physical therapist to evaluate and manage upper quadrant conditions common in patients with neuromuscular conditions including cerebral palsy, cerebral vascular accident, and traumatic brain injury. These conditions include pain, fractures, soft tissue restriction, neural impingement, muscle imbalance, postural misalignment, and movement dysfunction. The instructor will review upper quadrant anatomy and the current best evidence for assessmen

9/19/2014 to 9/26/2014
When: 09/19/2014
From 12:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Where: County of Los Angeles, California Children’s Services
9320 Telstar Ave.
Room 201
El Monte, CA  91731
United States
Presenter: Debi Craddock, PT, DPT, PCS and Jenny Ngan, PT, DPT
Contact: Debi Craddock, PT, DPT, MS, PCS

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Course Description

This intermediate level course prepares the pediatric physical therapist to evaluate and manage upper quadrant conditions common in patients with neuromuscular conditions including cerebral palsy, cerebral vascular accident, and traumatic brain injury. These conditions include pain, fractures, soft tissue restriction, neural impingement, muscle imbalance, postural misalignment, and movement dysfunction. The instructor will review upper quadrant anatomy and the current best evidence for assessment and interventions. This course will build on the participants’ knowledge of orthopedic physical therapy. Current approaches to clinical reasoning will be integrated with research using case examples of patients that are typically encountered in the clinic. Updated procedures will be practiced in lab. Less than 50% of the contents of this course deals with evaluation and therefore this course is open for registration to physical therapist assistants and physical therapists.

​Objectives

Course participants will:
• Describe the interdependence of upper quadrant structures as related to alignment, stability and movement.
• Identify movement dysfunction that contributes to upper quadrant symptoms or limits function.
• Apply current best evidence for special tests and selected interventions.
• Discriminate between musculoskeletal conditions and red flags that may indicate systemic causes of neck or shoulder symptoms.
• Discuss outcomes of intervention for selected pediatric patients with neuromuscular conditions.

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