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Physical Therapy Continuing Education Course

Part I: Cervical Examination & Classification

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Part I: Cervical Examination & Classification     $74.88

This lecture is part of the following course:
Cervical Spine Mechanical Disorders: Diagnosis & PT Management


This is an introduction to the magnitude of the problem of neck pain and an overview of cervical spine presentations. This lecture outlines the key components of the examination of patients with neck and upper back disorders. Important screening procedures are emphasized along with evidence based decision rules necessary for ruling out serious disorders. This lecture also provides a framework for matching appropriate treatments with appropriate diagnosis, as well as updates of the current classifications systems.

Continuing education credits

This course is acceptable for credit in most states for PTs and PTAs. To see the full list of courses approved for continuing education in your state, visit our courses page and filter for "Physical Therapist" or "Physical Therapist Assistant" and your state of licensure.

Contact Hours: 2.50


Difficulty: Intermediate

Goals & Objectives:

Following your active participation in this course, you will be able to:

  1. Recognize the role of physical therapy in managing this high volume disorder.
  2. Discuss current best evidence for examining and classifying patients with neck pain into appropriate subgroups.
  3. Describe screening procedures for identifying serious neck disorders.
  4. Develop a differential diagnosis list and use evidence-based tools to guide decision making.
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