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The Upper Quarter Pain Puzzle...Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of the Orthopedic Patient with Upper Quarter Neuropathic Syndromes

  • 26 Apr 2014
  • 27 Apr 2014
  • Balance Physical Therapy & Human Performance Center, Inc., 143 John St, Salinas, CA 93901
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Balance Physical Therapy & Human Performance Center, Inc.
in association with International Manual Therapy Seminars 
The Upper Quarter Pain Puzzle: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of the Orthopedic Patient with Upper Quarter Neuropathic Syndromes

When: Saturday, April 26, 2014 - Sunday, April 27, 2014
Where: Balance Physical Therapy & Human Performance Center, Inc. in Salinas, CA
Cost: $425. COMPTSIG Members receive a 15% discount - $361.25!
Who Should Attend: All physical therapists and/or occupational therapists practicing in an outpatient
setting that struggle at times with complicated patients’ upper extremity pain/symptoms.
For Further Info: Visit their website at You can also email them at or call (831) 422-4782.

Course Description: This two-day lab course will present concepts of differential diagnosis and treatment of patients with upper extremity radicular symptoms pioneered by Bob Elvey P. T., GDMT. Emphasis will be placed on precise physical evaluation of neural, articular, and muscular tissues in order to allow for specific treatment of each. This precision evaluation allows for differential diagnosis of upper arm and arm pain syndromes with regard to the cervical spine, thoracic outlet, glenohumeral joint and peripheral nerves. Treatment of pain syndromes of neural origin will be explained and demonstrated along the lines of neural tissue bio-mechanics and physiological concepts. This course will cover well-recognized disorders commonly encountered by the physical and occupational therapist. Such topics as "frozen shoulder," CRPS, carpal tunnel, thoracic outlet, and other peripheral neuropathies and their treatment will be discussed. Neurogenic pain syndromes, associated neuropathic and neurogenic pain syndromes, including a review of new research into the treatment of CRPS I and CRPS II, will also be presented. Real patient examinations, videos, case presentation, and lab practicals will be used to further allow for application of the material into the participant's daily practice.

Negative EMG... Negative MRI... No response to standard Orthopedic, Manual, or Functional Therapies.

So... Now What???

Do you struggle with patients who may be sent with Orthopedic Diagnosis's who just won't respond to normal mechanical or functional treatment? Patients with Adhesive Capsulitis, Chronic Tendonitis, Impingement Syndromes, Chronic Muscle Strains, TRP's, Failed Decompression Surgeries, Chronic Whiplash Syndromes, even Shoulder Impingement Problems may have a neuropathic component either causing or maintaining their dysfunctions. In this course, Jack M. Stagge P.T., O.C.S., FAAOMPTwill cover the diagnosis and treatment of these often frustrating syndromes.

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