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Management of Cervical & Thoracic Disorders


Credit: Varies

Length: Varies

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For: PT

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 lab intensive course 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 of these individuals. 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. Participants will receive hands-on demonstration and practice of both examination and selected interventions of cervical and thoracic spine.

This course is being offered in person or as a virtual lab. Learn more about the virtual lab experience here.

Course Objectives/Outcomes

  • Identify and perform key elements of the cervical and thoracic spine subjective and objective clinical examination, with particular emphasis on active and passive motion testing.
  • Synthesize and analyze data from the cervical and thoracic spine clinical examination based on signs and symptoms and treatment-based classification.
  • Determine a diagnosis and/or impairments and use sound clinical reasoning and treatment-based classifications to guide patient/client management.
  • Engage in the diagnostic process to establish differential diagnosis across system and across the life span.
  • Utilize a consistent clinical process to effectively screen for systematic disease and non-musculoskeletal pathology in patients with cervical and thoracic pain.
  • Justify the selection of manual therapy techniques or integrated exercise using clinical reasoning and application of current best evidence.
  • Perform selected cervical and thoracic manipulation and mobilization techniques in patients with neck or upper back pain or dysfunction.
  • Most importantly – be able to apply this stuff to your clinical practice next week


Dates and Locations

2-Day Weekend Intensive

8-Week Online Didactic

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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