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Evaluation and Treatment of the Cervical Thoracic Region | Event Recap

Updated: Mar 29

Saturday, January 20, 2024 - Huntington, NY

About the Course...

Ready to revolutionize your approach to the cervical and upper thoracic spine? This intensive one-day course offered a systematic framework for evaluating and treating this crucial area.

Here's what you would have learned:

  • Mastering the Diagnosis: Identify and effectively classify common pathologies of the cervical and upper thoracic spine.

  • Treatment Strategies that Work: Learn diverse, evidence-based techniques to address these pathologies, including:

  • Neurological pain modulation: Discover techniques to calm the nervous system and reduce pain.

  • Targeted joint mobilizations: Unlock gentle yet effective joint mobilization strategies.

  • Innovative soft tissue approaches: Explore new ways to address muscle and tissue dysfunction.

  • Exercise-based treatment: Design personalized exercise programs for long-term pain management and improved function.

This course was ideal for:

  • Physical Therapists: Refine your skills and gain new tools for treating cervical and upper thoracic pain.

  • Physical Therapist Assistants: Expand your knowledge and confidently contribute to patient care.

  • Athletic Trainers: Equip yourself with cutting-edge strategies to support athletes' recovery and performance.

More than just lectures:

This course wasn't just about theory. It provided ample hands-on learning opportunities to put your newfound knowledge into practice. You would have honed your skills through:

  • Pre-course online training module: Get a head start on the key concepts before the course.

  • Interactive classroom sessions: Engage in discussions, Q&A, and case studies.

  • Practical workshops: Master the techniques through supervised hands-on practice.

Participants left confident and equipped:

By the end of the course, you would have walked away with the skills and knowledge to confidently treat patients with cervical and upper thoracic spine issues. You'll be able to:

  • Perform comprehensive evaluations

  • Develop targeted treatment plans

  • Implement effective manual therapy techniques

  • Design personalized exercise programs

Some of our favorite moments..

About the Instructor

Robert Shapiro PT, DPT, COMT, NKT graduated summa cum laude from Touro College with a Masters in Physical Therapy. Mr. Shapiro specializes in correcting muscle imbalances, postural alignment, and body mechanics to facilitate full recovery using muscle energy techniques, spinal mobilization/manipulation, prescriptive exercises, strain-counter-strain, myofascial release, Primal Reflex Release Technique (PRRT), the Hesch Method, and Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT). Mr. Shapiro was an adjunct professor at Touro College and New York Institute of Technology.

Highlight Video

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Here's what participants had to say after attending the course...

"I have learned new techniques to perform a more thorough evaluation for the CS/TS.."
- Philip B., Physical Therapist


"Speaker was very educational and provided great hands on skill checks.. Improve hands on technique, palpation skills, critical thinking skills"
- Ryan Z., Physical Therapist

Ready to elevate your practice? This course is just one step towards mastering the complexities of the cervical and upper thoracic spine.

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