A Total Approach for
Treating Neck & Scapular Disorders Seminar
Restoring Functional Movement Patterns
Injuries in the neck and shoulder region affect over 1/3 of the adult
population, and they can be very disabling and costly to the patient. X-ray
findings often do not correlate with symptoms, yet these patients continue to
have pain. Also, impairments in the scapula-thoracic and lumbar regions have
been shown to affect the alignment and biomechanics of the cervical spine.
Whether the cause is from a traumatic injury, or from the chronic effects of
age, posture, and wear-and-tear, many of these patients suffer with significant
pain and disability. Muscle imbalances and altered length-tension relationships
of soft tissues make it increasingly more difficult to effectively treat these
patients. Passive treatment approaches simply are not effective.
This one-day, intermediate-level course will explore the latest techniques for
assessing and treating neck and shoulder girdle pain and dysfunction. Current
treatment-based classification systems for neck patients will be presented, as
well as todays best-practices for objectively determining the underlying causes
of dysfunction and applying effective treatment strategies.
Additionally, this course includes extensive, hands-on lab and demonstration
sessions to allow participants to practice treatment techniques and exercise
progressions. PNF techniques, as well as Pilates principles will be used to
improve functional movement patterns. Clinical pearls with inexpensive,
readily-available clinical supplies and equipment will also be shared, including
specialized taping and neuromuscular re-education techniques for addressing
common substitution patterns. Participants will learn new tools and techniques
that can be implemented into their clinical practice the very next day.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Learn how to integrate current Neck Patient
Classification Systems into your treatment plan
Gain a better understanding of common hyper- and hypo-mobility diagnoses and
the indications/contraindications for rehab
Review the clinical application of modalities and demonstrate manual therapy
techniques to improve function and relieve pain
Identify specific stabilization and mobilization exercise progressions, and
apply PNF and Pilates principles to retrain movement
Review current treatment-based Classification Systems for patients with neck
Describe relevant functional anatomy and mechanics of the cervical-scapulo-thoracic
region and how it affects spinal stability
Examine how to appropriately utilize PNF, pressure biofeedback, and
specialized taping techniques to improve functional mobility
Determine how to develop an effective exercise progression for neck and
Discover how to apply soft tissue mobilization and neuromuscular stabilization
techniques for treating neck and shoulder girdle pain and dysfunction
What You Should Bring
Participants are asked to bring the following for the workshop portion of this
- Blood pressure cuff or pressure biofeedback
- Exercise mat and/or towel for use during
floor-based lab sessions
- Exercise ball and/or foam roller (36" long)
- Wear loose, comfortable clothing and shoes (no
jeans, please); a sports bra or bathing suit top is preferred for female
attendees to allow view of cervical-scapulo-thoracic region
SUE FLESHMAN-DUPONT, MS, MBA, PT, ATC, LAT,
is a specialist in the field of orthopedics and sports medicine, with over 25
years of experience treating patients and athletes of all age groups and
activity levels. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise
Science/Athletic Training from Penn State University, and she earned her Master
of Science degree in Biology (specializing in Biomechanics) from Bucknell
University. Ms. Fleshman-Dupont received her degree in Physical Therapy from the
University of Central Florida. In 2009, she earned her MBA in Healthcare
Management and is currently putting that knowledge to work building successful
rehab programs and services.
Ms. Fleshman-Dupont was selected for the Medical Staff at the 1996 Atlanta
Summer Olympics and was awarded a one-year fellowship at the USOC Training
Center in Colorado Springs. She has also worked with the WTA Tour professional
tennis players association, and various other professional and elite athletes,
including World Cup figure skating, soccer, wrestling, and boxing events, U.S.
volleyball and tae kwon do teams, and multiple long-distance events. She has
performed extensive research on the knee, spine, Isokinetics and balance. While
working at the USOC, she researched and developed a clinical Plyometrics
protocol, which was presented at the APTA national conference. She has also
contributed to several published articles on sports medicine and
orthopedic-related topics. She has also presented at the national Rehab Summit
on spine-related topics.
Currently, Sue is the Director of Rehab at St. Cloud Regional Medical Center in
St. Cloud, FL. In addition to her management and patient care responsibilities,
Ms. Fleshman-Dupont is also a guest lecturer for several PTA programs, community
and senior centers. She serves as a sports medicine consultant and guest
lecturer for multiple sports and charity event groups, including Team in
Training and USA Fit Marathon training. She is an accomplished athlete herself,
having completed 11 marathons, 6 Half Ironman triathlons, and also received her
Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Physical Therapist Assistants
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants
Certified Athletic Trainers
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialists
This seminar qualifies for 6 continuing education
hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and
professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of
completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing
Cross Country Education is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education.
This course is offered for .6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not
imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures
by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Intermediate, Category 1: Domain of OT AND 2:
Occupational Therapy Process.
Cross Country Education is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to
offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. BOC Approved
Provider # P3097 6 CEUs will be awarded.
Cross Country Education, LLC. is approved by the National Certification Board
for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved
Provider. Provider #450123-06. This course is offered for 6 CE hours. 100%
attendance is required for a Certificate of Completion to be issued, no variable
credit is given.
Cross Country Education is recognized by the New York State Education
Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for
physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This
seminar is awarded 7.2 contact hours.
This seminar qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required by many
national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save
your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or
organization for specific filing requirements.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM