NZMPA Cervical Spine and Shoulder Update

NZMPA Cervical Spine and Shoulder Update
Date: 17 - 18 March 2018, 8.30am – 5.00pm

Department of Anatomy School of Physiotherapy
University of Otago
270 Great King Street 325 Great King St
Dunedin Dunedin

Please wear closed-in shoes – we will supply aprons and gloves for the anatomy workshop. Please also wear comfortable clothing to enable participation in practical session at the School of Physiotherapy

The purpose of this two-day update course is to:

  1. Examine the clinically relevant anatomy of the cervical spine, brachial plexus and shoulder, using a variety of resources including prosections, plastinated specimens/slices, bones and models
  2. Discuss current perspectives of rehabilitation of upper quartile injuries, with a focus on the shoulder girdle.
  3. Revise manual therapy assessment and treatment techniques for the cervical spine and shoulder?

At the completion of this course you should be able to:

– Revise the clinically relevant bony features, joints, soft tissue components, muscles and vasculature of the cervical spine and shoulder, and discuss how morphology influences function

– Revise the morphology and course of the major branches of the brachial plexus and understand the primary anatomical sites and clinical implications of nerve compression in the upper limb

– Integrate neuroscience and biomechanical perspectives into rehabilitation of shoulder injuries

– To attempt to determine treatment options based on our objective clinical findings.


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