Jack MillerView Bio
The cervical spine and shoulder complex is a common area of pain and dysfunction. Mobilizations with Movement (MWM) have been demonstrated to be of significant value in the recovery of mobility and function to this region. End range loading may be achieved through multiple vehicles. When pain is the range-limiting factor, MWMs may be used as they allow the clinician to maximize mobility and function, without the reproduction of the patient’s typical symptom of complaint. Clinicians will learn the indications and gain skill in the application of MWMs as they relate to the mid and upper cervical regions. Recovery of mobility and function of the shoulder complex will be practiced for both the painful but mobile and painful limited-shoulder syndromes.
Larry BenzView Bio
Daphne ScottView Bio
Confidence and ease in the cervical spine sets good and great manual therapists apart. Come get comfortable with effortlessly and gently performing cervical manipulation. The focus will be on utilizing these techniques in the management of neck disorders and headaches. This isn’t like any other manipulation course, this is fun-packed and filled with some of the most passionate manipulators of our time!
Roxanna CohenView Bio
If you’re a physical therapist, you’re not okay with sitting around all day at a conference. Join us for a free Pilates class led by Roxanna Cohen!
Dry needling and manipulation has been a treatment approach utilized for individuals who are suffering lower extremity (LE) conditions and pain. However, how do you know when to utilize one or the other or both? This session will discuss and demonstrate needling and manipulative interventions used to address common LE conditions. We’ll be groovin’ with technique demonstrations and active learning activities that will be sure to rock your socks off! This session does not require you to have dry needling experience.
Adriaan LouwView Bio
Jessie PodolakView Bio
The APTA has charged us with being movement experts via their vision statement of, “Transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience.” However, in physical therapy school, we are not taught how to teach exercise. Can you identify common movement faults in prescribed exercises and make the appropriate modification for your patient to be successful in their home exercise program? What do you do when your patient tells you they are doing Pilates and asks you if it’s okay? What can you learn and integrate from the Pilates method to enhance your patient’s movement experience? This session will answer these questions and more about the trunk and lower extremity exercises. Come prepared to move and experience Pilates exercises like never before!
Jeff MooreView Bio
If you’re a physical therapist, you’re not okay with sitting around all day at a conference. Join us for a free Cross-Fit class led by Jeff Moore!
The nervous system contains a beautiful, living, breathing network of nerves and connective tissue, designed to traverse great distances, negotiate snug spaces and dramatic angles, and accommodate an infinite variety of movement, all the while transmitting vital information. Neurodynamics is the physical ability of this amazing system to move, slide, glide, and yield normal human movement and function. Manual therapists are extremely well-positioned to understand and leverage the properties of the nervous system as they approach their patients, and the principles of neurodynamics can impact the sequence and selection of other manual therapy interventions. This lecture and lab-intensive session will explore the physical properties of the nervous system, the rationale for assessing and treating nerves potentially under distress, and the application of neurodynamic testing and treatment. The right neurodynamic intervention, implemented for the right reason at the right time, can be a complete game-changer for patients!