3D Assessment & Treatment of the Cervical Spine, Thoracic Spine and Ribs (Merimbula 13-14 Oct 2018)

2 Day Course Appropriate for Manual Therapists 13-14 Oct 2018 (APA members book via APA website) | Presented by Trish Wisbey-Roth
Trish Wisbey-Roth
Trish Wisbey-Roth

About the Instructor

Trish Wisbey-Roth is a Sydney based Clinical Physiotherapist with both a Post Graduate Sports Physiotherapy Masters (AIS/UC) and Specialisation qualifications. She completed her Sports Physiotherapy Specialisation in 2009 (speciality lumbo-pelvic and hip conditions) and has been involved with Australian sporting teams at the National, World Championship and Olympic level.

Trish lectures internationally in the areas of diagnosis and rehabilitation of lumbar-pelvic and hip regions with emphasis on differential diagnosis, manual treatment and exercise prescription. She continues to work clinically and is the Director of “Take Control” Active Rehabilitation in Sydney, a specialised spinal and sport rehabilitation centre. Her ability to combine extensive clinical experience and knowledge of strategies to overcome spinal pain, led her to create the BOUNCE Back system of active rehabilitation for group and one on one rehab (www.bounceback.physio).

In April 2014 Trish’s first book was published to empower the individual to take positive steps to overcome low back and neck pain. “The Back Pain Personal Health Plan: Bounce back Edition at (http://www.findbounceback.com).

In 2016 Trish focused on making her clinical knowledge available online and started a collaboration with the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) to make content available via our educational portal www.bounceback.education

Join us for a two-day course which addresses, in detail, the functional kinematics assessment and effective treatment of the Cervical and Thoracic spine including the influences of the ribs on function. These two days will be filled with takeaway concepts and techniques to use immediately.

Want practical strategies for rehab of thoracic, rib and cervical issues that can be incorporated into rehabilitation and maintenance training programs to achieve maximal results with logical techniques but don't know where to start?

This two day intensively practical course offers the busy clinician a simplified assessment and effective manual treatment approach to a very biomechanically complex area of the ribs, thoracic spine and cervical spine.

Want to gain a better understanding of thoracic spine and rib function and the most common joint and muscular dysfunctions that occur in the region? This course is for you plus there will also be plenty of time to ask your tricky questions.

The two-day course includes:

  • An easy to follow 3D assessment and treatment model of normal and abnormal movement patterns for ribs, thoracic and cervical spine
  • Effective 3D manual therapy treatment techniques to optimise cervical, thoracic and rib movement and function
  • The thoracic spine and particularly ribs can be a very complex and daunting biomechanical area to understand. A main objective of this course is to demystify the biomechanics, kinematics and treatment of this area. A clear 3 dimensional model to understand thoracic spine and rib function and the most common joint and muscular dysfunctions that occur in the region will be the basis of the assessment techniques taught.
  • Treatment techniques taught for the ribs and thoracic spine follow a 3D biomechanical model to achieve optimal thoracic and rib function with easy to understand and practical techniques.
  • The cervical spine assessment addresses in detail the functional anatomy, biomechanics and kinematics of C2-C7, including vascular, neural, ligamentous and muscular structure and function. A clear understanding of the 3 dimensional normal and common abnormal movement patterns is a clear objective of this course.
  • Treatment techniques for the cervical spine taught on the course also involves treatment in 3 dimensions to achieve maximal results with logical and simple to learn techniques.
  • Retraining functional movement and stability in the cervical and thoracic spine is vital to maintain improvements from cervical and thoracic/rib treatment. The course will discuss how to commence retraining movement patterns in both the cervical and thoracic regions.
  • Once joint movement has been optimised the course will provide you with assessment tools to identify where neural structures are compromised and treatment techniques to maximise neural mobility with unloading techniques.
  • This course will have a very strong emphasis on practical component including the following:
  • 3-Dimensional Anatomy, biomechanics kinematics and assessment of ribs, thoracic spine and the cervical spine as explained above
  • 3-Dimensional treatments to optimise biomechanics ribs, thoracic spine and the cervical spine as explained above
  • Discussion of exercise intervention to complement manual therapy. This section of the course will outline where to start retraining functional stability for the cervical and thoracic spine
  • Neural system assessment and identification of problem interface in the upper quadrant. Techniques are taught to unload neural structures where they are compromised to maximise neural mobility.

APA Members

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Course Contents

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