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Management of Cervical & Thoracic Disorders


Contact Hours: 45

Length: 8 weeks

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For: PT, OT

EIM’s Management of Cervical & Thoracic Disorders course is designed to enhance the participant’s knowledge and skill level in the evidence-based management of individuals with cervical-thoracic spine and ribcage disorders and dysfunction. This course is offered in two different formats, with an emphasis on either hands-on skills or didactic knowledge. You can view more information about each format below.

  • Price: $600
    Hours: 22

    This weekend intensive lab focuses on the clinical reasoning and hands-on skill development necessary to effectively integrate manual physical therapy examination and intervention techniques into the clinical management. Classification systems, outcomes assessment tools, and the application of diagnostic imaging are discussed as components of the diagnostic process within the framework of evidence-based practice.

    By the end of the course, a successful participant will be able to: 

    • Conduct a patient centered and skilled examination  
    • Determine a patient centered and integrative guideline-based diagnosis  
    • Refine psychomotor relative to examination and intervention delivery 
    • Prioritize intervention to maximize patient centered effectiveness and efficiency  
    • Organize the skilled deliver of manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and education to one’s clinical skill set 


    Evidence in Motion is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. PD activity approval ID# 8551. This Live activity is offered at 22 Contact hours; Intermediate, OT Service Delivery/Foundational Knowledge. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. 

  • Price: $600
    Hours: 24

    This course is a virtual lab offering made up of 4 modules.  Each module contains a self-directed portion, as well as an active learning portion.  The self-directed lab portion is a video-instructed clinical application class consisting of orthopedic evaluation and treatment techniques. There are multiple short lectures with technique demonstration videos in each module which learners view independently.  The active learning portion of the course includes activities such as: technique practice on a partner; recording various technique demonstrations for viewing by peers and faculty via an asynchronous learning platform; and live, synchronous sessions in an online meeting platform.  Synchronous sessions emphasize clinical decision-making and application of the techniques learned in the lab. Other learning activities include a summative learning assignment (quiz) at the conclusion of the course. For those taking the Virtual Lab outside of an EIM program, pre-course work is included to familiarize learners with the highlights of the 8-week didactic content.  A heavy focus is placed on the skill development and proficient use of examination, mobilization, and manipulation interventions for the lumbopelvic region. 

    Upon completion of this course, a successful learner will be able to: 

    1. Perform key elements of a cervicothoracic screening exam. 
    2. Demonstrate key examination tests and measures for the cervicothoracic region. 
    3. Analyze the examination results and select the best intervention using a case-based example. 
    4. Perform key treatment techniques for the cervicothoracic region. 
    5. Be able to reflect on the effectiveness of the intervention strategy. 
    6. Match the selection of the exercise prescription to support the manual technique. 

    Learn more about the virtual lab experience here.

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Dates and Locations

2-Day Weekend Intensive

4-Week Virtual Lab

  • Why EIM

    We’re reimagining health care education that takes you to the next next level. With learning that takes place where you are, evidence-based practice, and better outcomes for your patients, our education is transformative. That’s why EIM.

  • This is by far the best course I have taken with EIM thus far. The manual skills learned during this course are incredibly applicable to cervicothoracic patient populations, and I'm already using my newly acquired skill set. Course Graduate

  • Gaining not only the hands on skills that you do at the course, one of the best things about the course was learning more about the how/why; with evidence to back it up. Course Graduate



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