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ANATOMY Review: A Cadaver Course, with special focus on the Peripheral Nervous System

  • 16 Aug 2014
  • 8:45 AM - 3:45 PM
  • UCSF Anatomy Lab, Medical Science Building, 513 Parnassus, room S-1320 (13th floor)
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This course has reached capacity.

Wait list open only.

The California Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Special Interest Group (COMPTSIG) and the Kaiser Hayward PT Fellowship in Advanced Orthopedic Manual  Therapy have partnered to offer a one day course:

ANATOMY Review: 
A Cadaver Course, with special focus on the Peripheral Nervous System

You will have the opportunity to attend an anatomy course at one of the nation’s newest and technologically advanced university cadaver lab at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

8:45 am – 3:45 pm

Course location:  UCSF Anatomy Lab, The Anatomy Learning Center is in the Medical Science Building, 513 Parnassus, room S-1320 (13th floor). 


Stephen J. Ryan, PT, DPT, CSCS, FAAOMPT

Steve received his doctorate from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, and graduated from the Kaiser Hayward PT Fellowship in Advanced Orthopedic Manual Therapy. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists.  Steve has taught anatomy and kinesiology for over 15 years at various institutions, and he was on faculty at the Kaiser Fellowship for 8 years, until 2010. He currently teaches Kinesiology at Mills College, and he is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCSF/SFSU Graduate Program in PT. Steve has his own practice, Anjoe Physical Therapy and Wellness, in Emeryville ,California.

Lab Assistant yet to be appointed.

Course Description

The primary purpose of this course is to review neuromusculoskeletal anatomy on prosected cadavers in order to enhance the participants’ understanding of anatomical relationships that are relevant to manual therapy.

Identifying structures and tissues in cadavers can sometimes be overwhelming, therefore we will be using the peripheral nervous system as a road map to our exploration of the surrounding soft tissue. In addition, we will explore common peripheral nerve entrapment sites in the upper and lower extremities and briefly discuss treatment options for the various entrapments.

The course will consist of a directed pre-course anatomy review, including readings that identify common upper and lower extremity nerve entrapments and their clinical presentations. 

The in-lab portion of the course will be 6.25 hours long. It will consist of guided exploration of prosected cadavers, self-exploration of the cadavers by the students, and surface palpation of each other, to make the relationships reviewed in the cadaver more clinically useful.

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Course is limited to only 20 participants!

Course level



Physical Therapists

CEU’s approved

.625 CEU’s; 6.25 Contact Hours

Instructional methods

Discussion, demonstration, and laboratory exploration


$200 for COMPTSIG members

$250 for CPTA and APTA members

$320 for non-APTA members

Registration Deadline:  July 22, 2014. Cancellation fee prior to July 22, 50% administrative fee.  No refunds after July 22, 2014. Cancellations must be sent to Put “COMPTSIG Anatomy course” in subject line. Questions can be directed to Carol Jo Tichenor at (510) 675-4259.

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