Spine Rehabilitation Seminar Series: Session II: Pain Management for Patients with Neck and Back Disorders

Los Angeles, California
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Spine Rehabilitation Seminar Series: Session II: Pain Management for Patients with Neck and Back Disorders
Saturday, May 19, 2018 - Thursday, May 24, 2018

USC Health Sciences Campus - CHP Building
323-442-3156
1540 E. Alcazar Street
CHP Building - Room G38
Los Angeles, California 90033
United States

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The Spine Rehabilitation Seminars are designed to provide the classroom / lab training for physical therapy clinical fellowships in spine rehabilitation. These seminars are also open for continuing professional education participants who desire to be part of a class with highly skilled practitioners dedicated to advancing their clinical reasoning, examination skills, and treatment skills for patients with low back, mid back, and neck pain. The interregional relations between spinal disorders and the pelvic girdle and lower extremities and the shoulder girdle and upper extremities are also a focus of this seminar series. Each Module is taught in 2-day blocks; participants may register for any 2-day block, or the entire six days.

Session II – Pain Management for Patients with Neck and Back Disorders and Advanced Manipulative Therapy

(Option A)  May 19-20: Advanced Spinal Manipulative Therapy
(Option B)  May 21-22: Managing Spinal Pain - The Science and the Skill
(Option C)  May 23-24: Education and Counseling for Patients with Neck and Back Pain

Registration Fees:

  • Regular registration: $300 any 2 day course, $750 all 6 days
  • USC Alumni/Clinical Instructor: $200/$500
  • USC Student registration: $100 for weekend course 
  • Non-USC Student: $150 per 2 day course; $375 for all 6 days
CEU's: 1.4 for each 2 day course selection; 4.2 for all 6 days 

Course Descriptions:

Advanced Spinal Manipulative Therapy:
This seminar is designed to maximize physical therapists’ ability to provide the benefits of manipulative therapy for their patients. This workshop focuses on skill acquisition with an extensive amount of motor skill coaching from master instructors. It is a fun, fast-paced, and comprehensive lab practice session - from start to finish. The procedures demonstrated and practiced in this workshop will cover all regions of the spine as well the pelvic girdle. The content of the class will also include practice and mastery of the manual examination procedures that are used to identify the presence of mobility deficits that respond to the specific, indicated manipulation procedures. Guided discussions will provide for rationale, indications, and contraindications of manipulation. Extensive electronic handouts and video clips of the procedures practiced will be provided to facilitate retention of the skills practiced in this seminar.

Managing Spinal Pain - The Science and the Skill:
This seminar will focus on building an in-depth understanding of the mechanisms leading to the development of chronic pain and effective physical therapy strategies in managing this population.  This interactive seminar will include demonstration and practice of patient education, counseling, and exercise strategies for managing chronic back and neck pain and spinal-related lower and upper extremity pain.  In addition, tips on how to integrate the course material into clinical practice will be modeled and practiced through the use of case studies.  Join us for an enjoyable weekend of learning to assist you in managing some of those tough cases on your schedule!

Education and Counseling for Patients with Neck and Back Pain:
This session will enable therapists to improve their effectiveness with providing treatment for patients who have mental impairments coexisting with the physical impairments associated with their back and neck pain.  The focus of instruction will be to assist therapists with integrating basic principles of psychotherapy into their patient education and counseling.  Patient education and counseling strategies discussed and practiced during this session will equip therapists with fundamental skills to address 1) personality disorders, such paranoid, avoidant, borderline or dependent disorders, 2) cognitive tendencies, such as anxiety or fear, 3) affective tendencies, such as depression, 4) pain catastrophizing, such as exaggerated pain experiences, and 5) generalized pain, such as maladaptive central nervous system sensitivity.



Course Goals and Objectives:
The goals of this seminar series and the associated clinical fellowship programs are to create practitioners who are able to:
  • Apply the Orthopaedic Section/JOSPT Clinical Practice Guidelines with a high level of skill
  • Provide highly effective care for patients with acute, subacute, or chronic back or neck pain
  • Create reflective practitioners possessing the skills to foster their continued professional growth
  • Produce strong clinical supervisor/mentors of residents and interns
Upon completion of the seminar series, participants will be able to:
  1. Develop an in-depth understanding of the mechanisms leading to the development of chronic pain
  2. Patient education, counseling, and exercise strategies for managing chronic back and neck pain and spinal-related lower and upper extremity pain
  3. Review and practice of the segmental mobility assessment and spinal manipulative procedures for the lumbar, thoracic, and cervical spine
  4. Gain a high level of effectiveness with the clinical reasoning and motor skills required to integrate manipulative procedures into the provision of evidence-based physical therapy patient management.


Registration Fees:
Individual Registration (any 2 day course): $300
Individual Registration (all 6 days): $750 
Individual STUDENT registration (per 2 day course): $50 per day 

 

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