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Ojai, CA (Los Angeles Area) – Upper Quarter Course

Jul 18, 2020 @ 8:00 am Jul 19, 2020 @ 4:00 pm PDT

MCTA Upper Quarter Course

Spinal and Peripheral Manual Therapy Treatment Techniques For Upper Quarter

This two-day course will present the Mulligan approach to manual therapy for the Cervical and Thoracic spine as well as for the upper extremity.

  • PTs and PTAs will receive 12 CCUs from Procert: State Board of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for those holding license in: Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming
  • Washington State CEUs: The Washington State Department of Health’s website states pre-approval is not necessary as long as the course is “specifically related to the practice of physical therapy” and has clearly defined goals and objectives. Course participants will be required to present course certificates and a list of the course objectives and goals if audited.
  • ATs will receive 13 CEUs from the NATA Board of Certification CEU Provider P3566
  • Certificate of attendance for 13 hrs of instruction

Description

Spinal and Peripheral Manual Therapy Treatment Techniques For Upper Quarter

This two-day course will present the Mulligan approach to manual therapy for the Cervical and Thoracic spine as well as for the upper extremity. It will include lecture, patient demonstrations, and lab time to give the participants a thorough and in depth coverage of the Mobilization With Movement ® approach for the upper quarter. This unique approach to manual therapy was discovered and developed by Brian Mulligan F.N.Z.S.P. (Hon), Dip. M.T. from Wellington, New Zealand. This simple yet effective manual approach addresses musculoskeletal disorders with pain free manual joint “repositioning” techniques for restoration of function and abolition of pain.

Objectives

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course the participant will be able to accurately:

  • List 3 key manual components of Mobilization With Movement ® for the treatment of upper quarter.
  • Demonstrate 3 shoulder MWM techniques for shoulder elevation impairment.
  • Demonstrate 2 elbow MWM techniques for loss of motion and tennis elbow.
  • List 2 indications for wrist/hand taping procedures for the proximal row of carpals and the metacarpals to reinforce an MWM technique.
  • Demonstrate 3 key variables that may need to be modified for pain-free effective MWM of the upper extremity, cervical and thoracic spine.
  • Demonstrate 3 manual upper cervical techniques used for the alleviation of cervicogenic headaches
  • Demonstrate 3 manual upper cervical techniques used for the alleviation of cervicogenic dizziness
  • Demonstrate central and unilateral manual SNAG techniques for the pain-free improvement of cervical and thoracic ROM.
  • Cite at least 2 RCT studies that support cervical snags for headaches and dizziness
  • Cite at least 2 RCT studies that support the MWM approach to Tennis elbow
  • Integrate one combined shoulder MWM and cervical SNAG when presented with a persistent cervical / shoulder musculoskeletal dysfunctional pattern.

Outline:

Instruction in the MWM concept with lecture, demonstration and lab practice

Two Day Course 8:00AM – 4:00PM

DAY 1:

  • 8:00-9:00 Introduction, case report, theory and pre test
  • 9:00-9:30 Hand demonstration and lab practice: IP, MCP, Metacarpals, Carpals, and taping techniques
  • 9:30-10:00 Wrist demonstration and lab practice: MWMs for flexion, extension, supination, pronation, and taping
  • 10:00-10:15 Break time
  • 10:15-12:00 Cervical demonstration and lab practice: NAGs, Reverse NAGs, SNAGs for rotation.
  • 12:00-1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00- 2:00 Cervical demonstration and lab practice: SNAGS for flexion, extension, rotation, SB, HEP techniques
  • 2:00-2:15 Upper Cervical: Lecture: evidence for eval / Rx of upper cervical pain, headaches and cervicogenic dizziness.
  • 2:15-2:30 Headache/Upper Cervical: demonstration and lab practice: assessment and treatment techniques
  • 2:30- 2:45 Break time
  • 2:45- 4:00 Upper Cervical lab practice for Headache/Cervicogenic Dizziness treatments continued

DAY 2:

  • 8:00-10:00 Cervical demonstration & lab practice: traction techniques, Positional SNAGs, Spinal Mob w Arm Mvmt
  • 10:00-10:15 Break time
  • 10:15-11:30 Elbow demonstration and lab practice: flexion, extension, proximal radioulnar jt, tennis elbow, HEP
  • 11:30-12:00 Shoulder demonstration and lab practice: manual and belt MWMs for elevation
  • 12:00-1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00- 2:30 Shoulder demonstration and lab practice: IR, ER, functional activities, HEP Acromioclavicular jt demonstration and lab practice: MWMs, and taping
  • 2:30- 2:45 Break time
  • 2:45- 3:30 Ribs demonstration and lab practice: MWMs for ribs 1-12; Thoracic demonstration and lab practice: SNAGs for rotation, flexion, SB, extension
  • 3:30-4:00 Review, Post Test and Closing

Requirements

Wear loose, comfortable lab clothes. Bring mobilization belts, mobilization pads, if available.

Required Reading for mastery

PARTICIPANT RESPONSIBILITIES: attendees may wish to obtain the following recommended texts & accessories:

  • Manual Therapy, “NAGS”, “SNAGS”, “MWMS”, etc., 6th Brian Mulligan, 2010.
  • The Mulligan Concept ® of Manual Therapy: Textbook of Techniques by Hing, Hall, Rivett, Vicenzino & Mulligan, 2015.
  • Mobilisation with Movement ®: The art and science by Vicenzino, Hing, Rivett and Hall, 2011.

Books can be obtained from: OPTP.com or Amazon

  • The Mulligan Concept ® Appis also available as a resource for those interested in another tool to learn and practice these techniques. It is available at: https://www.mulliganconceptapp.com

CANCELLATION POLICIES:

Individual Participant Cancellation Policy:All cancellations must be submitted with written notice and received 14 days prior to the course date. Refunds, minus an administrative fee of $50.00, are provided if cancellation is received in this timeframe. No refunds will be issued if notice is received less than 14 days before the course. If written notice is provided at any time prior to the start of the course, or within 1 week after, full course tuition may be transferred to another Mulligan Concept ® course within 1 year without the administrative fee. Mulligan Concept ® Teacher’s Association (MCTA) Right to cancel: The MCTA and its teachers reserve the right to cancel any course prior to the course date due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event that this should occur, individual tuition fees will be returned in full (though life can be unpredictable, we will do everything in our power to avoid such a cancellation < 28 days before the course). However, the NA-MCTA and its teachers will not be held responsible for airline tickets, hotel reservations, or any other travel or personal expenses incurred by the registrant. The NA-MCTA will make every attempt to contact you as soon as possible in the event a course must be canceled. Please consider this policy before making your travel arrangements.

Host Cancellation Policy:In the event that the host facility must cancel, 4 weeks notice must be given in writing to the course instructor. This will allow sufficient time to notify all registered participants.

Faculty

Mark Thomson - MCTA

Mark Thomson – DPT, FAAOMPT, OCS, CMP, MCTA
Dr. Thomson earned his BS in Physiological Science from UCLA in 1992. He graduated from UCSF/SFSU with an MPT degree in 1995. Mark graduated from the Kaiser Permanente Manual Therapy Fellowship in Los Angeles, CA in 2000. In 2005, he earned his tDPT from Temple University. Mark is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists, is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, and APTA Orthopedic Section member. Mark’s clinical practice is currently at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, where he works as a Clinical Specialist and treats outpatient orthopedic patients full time. Since 2010, he has also worked as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Saint Augustine in San Diego within the Physical Therapy Doctoral Program, teaching courses in Spinal Manipulation, Extremity Manipulation, and Orthopedics. Mark is the Regional Manager for the North American Mulligan Concept ® Teachers Association and has been involved with teaching short and long-term manual therapy courses since 1999 with excellent course reviews. Dr. Thomson is a clinical faculty member in the Kaiser Southern California Orthopedic Residency program, and thoroughly enjoys mentoring several residents every year. He practices an integrated style of manual therapy, focusing on passive and active mobilization techniques and exercise, with a commitment to continual analytical assessment. Mark is currently the North American Regional Manager of the Mulligan Concept ® Teachers Association.

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Reviews

Student Reviews & Testimonials

“Mark was very well prepared, informational, dynamic and entertaining! Nice mix of lecture, lab, and instruction.”

“Mark was knowledgeable, approachable, and presented the information in a fun way.”

“Mark was excellent. Great with listening to questions, working with each table for demo. Good examples with class participants. The whole weekend was interesting with good time allotted for each technique. Good organization.”

“Mark Thomson is a knowledgeable instructor, information was VERY relevant and he gave many clinical pearls. He is well versed in subject material, entertaining, passionate and engaging.  I loved the case scenarios and the fact he brought in the research.”

Upper Quarter Course Ojai, CA

Start:
Jul 18, 2020 @ 8:00 am PDT
End:
Jul 19, 2020 @ 4:00 pm PDT
Cost:
$499
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Organizer

Mark Thomson
Phone:
1-619-997-8084
Email:
markt619@icloud.com
Website:
www.NA-MCTA.com

Instructor

Mark Thomson
1202 Maricopa Hwy, Suite B
Ojai, California 93023 United States
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