Upper Quarter Evaluation & Treatment

Sayre, Pennsylvania
Saturday, September 07, 2013
Assessment and Manual Therapy go hand in hand and all too often we forget the simple fact that we must assess and re-assess constantly. The purpose of this course is to teach the participant a varied approach to evaluation and treatment of the upper body. Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy and the Selective Functional Movement Assessment will be reviewed for evaluation. Treatment techniques include soft tissue manipulation, functional release, joint manipulation, and neurodynamics. Exercises will be MDT and neurodynamic based.

This pivotal lab intensive one-day seminar is designed to help clinicians take their evaluative and treatment skills to the next level. Dr. Religioso will use evidenced-based philosophies to give clinicians new tools to diagnose dysfunctional movement and appropriately treat soft tissue limitations, joint mobility limitations and improve their patients function. Attendees will come away with a new, thorough understanding of MDT and SFMA for improved therapy skills. Through the use of extensive hands-on labs, case studies and in-depth discussions, attendees will be able to implement new techniques and therapy tools into their practice immediately.


Erson Religioso, III, DPT, MS, MTC, Cert MDT, CFC, CSCS, FMS, FAAOMPT, is the founder of Religioso Physical Therapy services and an Associate at Rose Physical Therapy in Buffalo, NY. He is also the owner of CT-Tool, LLC which designs stainless steel therapy tools for use by health care professionals. Dr. Religioso received his Masters from D’Youville College and his DPT from the University of St. Augustine. His clinical expertise/philosophy is focused on orthopedic manual therapy and has taught multiple seminars on Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), Neurodynamics, Soft Tissue Manipulation, Spinal Manipulation, TMD/Headaches, Upper and Lower Quarter Assessment and Treatment. Dr. Religioso works with many different patient populations and has consulted with athletes of all levels. He is a member of the APTA, Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Therapists, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and has his certification in MDT. He is the creator of The EDGE Tool™, which is an innovative, and cost effective soft tissue manipulation tool that allows the practitioner to reduce stress on their hands and increase results with their patients. The EDGE is used internationally by professionals and organizations including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and Division 1 Schools.


1. Utilize MDT and the SFMA to evaluate the upper quarter.
2. Appropriately classify the patient into a rapid or slow responder.
3. Safely and successfully treat the patient using varied orthopedic manual therapy techniques.
4. Consistently prescribe the patient an HEP to continue the improvements made in the clinic.
5. Describe the most current evidence & research of the SFMA and MDT evaluation tools.
6. Implement an effective assessment and treatment plan using acquired UQ techniques.

Contact Information

Medical Minds In Motion • PO Box 682007 • Franklin, TN 37068

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