# 158 The Evaluation and Management of Cervical Spine & Jaw Disorders: Effective Strategies to Reduce Pain Using Manual Therapy and Self-Care
This course will provide attendees with clinically focused knowledge and skills that are useful to begin providing competent clinical services with respect to the evaluation and management of cervical spine (e.g. arthrosis, arthritis, stenosis, strain, sprain, and radiculopathy) and temporomandibular disorders (e.g. myalgia, arthrosis, arthritis, tendinopathy, and disc dysfunction). First, basic background information will be reviewed with respect to common clinical presentations, which will include epidemiology, anatomy, joint mechanic, pathoanatomy, and pain science. Next, an effective and efficient approach to both the evaluation and management of common cervical spine and jaw disorders will be presented. Throughout this process evidence will be reviewed pertaining to various treatment approaches and an emphasis will be placed on hands-on laboratory sessions. Upon completion of this two-day course, each participant will possess the basic clinical training required to begin providing skilled services for relevant patient populations.
Instructor: Stephen M. Shaffer, PT, ScD, FAAOMPT
Course Cities and Dates:
None scheduled at this time
16 hours or .16 or 16 CEUs