Why this course:
Over the past 20 years of teaching students, new grads and orthopedic residents, we have realized that students and new grads have so much information to practice and learn they fall short in their cervical spine treatment. In most outpatient physical therapy clinics, having strong manual therapy skills in the cervical spine, sets you apart from the competition and leads to much better outcomes for your patients.
This course is designed for the Entry Level Clinician, Physical Therapy Student or New Grad who wants to have a clearer understanding of how to correctly identify cervical spine movement dysfunctions and segmental limitations.
Goals: At the end of the course students will be able to:
Correctly identify the level and side of cervical spine dysfunction.
Correctly assess the pain generator, and asses muscular tension.
Employ the correct mobilization techniques for cervical spine restriction.
Employ manual therapy techniques for cervical musculature to achieve optimal pain relief and restore optimal movement strategies.
In short, get much much better with your number one tool. "Your Hands"
Robert M Snow, DPT, OCS, ATC, CSCS
Dr. Snow has over 20 years of outpatient orthopedic physical therapy experience. He has spent most of his career teaching physical therapy students in the clinic setting, teaching in an adjunct role in the DPT Program for San Diego State University. Additionally, Dr. Snow served on the APTA -ABPTS Orthopedic Council in various roles for 10 years. He founded, directed and taught in Gaspar Physical Therapy's Orthopedic Residency Program, and while he was with Gaspar Physical Therapy his primary role was recruiting, hiring and training New Graduates to excel in the outpatient clinical system.
Dr. H. David Hunt, DPT, OCS, CSCS
Dr. Hunt has over 16 years of outpatient orthopedic physical therapy experience. He has similarly been involved in teaching physical therapy students for his entire career preparing them for the outpatient clinical environment. Dr. Hunt has taken and mentored students from the University of Utah, University of Nevada Las Vegas, and Rocky Mountain University. Dr. Hunt has been an Adjunct instructor at Rocky Mountain University in the Physical Therapy Program assisting in orthopedic physical instruction.
Marissa Gonzalez LMT
Marissa has been a Massage Therapist for the past 4 years, working in Chiropractice offices. Her treatment model is to see the patient before the chiropractic treatment. She manages painful patients most every hour of her treatment. She loves to get into the details of treatment, find trigger points, relieve pain and help her patients return to function. Marissa has a unique approach to achieve better release of muscles by incoporating trigger point, and fascial work. Her addition to this course will enable students to really master their soft tissue tecniques.
Dr. Hunt and Dr. Snow are partners and owners of Synergy Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine with Three Locations in South Utah County.