Restoring Functional Movement of the Upper Extremity
Featuring Jennifer Camhi PT, DPT, OCS, ATC
Saturday, June 10, 2017
New York, NY
About the Course..
This course provided a unique view into common movement patterns of the upper extremity that are an integral part of both everyday and sport activity. These movement patterns are evident across all populations regardless of age and ability. Often patients develop dysfunction and compensatory patterns that alter these basic movements, particularly in the overhead ranges of motion. This course went over how to properly assess upper quarter dysfunction through static and active postural assessment, including the influence of breath and breathing patterns. Corrective strategies will focus on how to retrain movement patterns of the shoulder complex through efficient coaching, cueing, and programming techniques, as well as how to apply them to training patients for return to functional activity. Participants gained knowledge of how to decrease risk for injury of the upper extremity and additionally improve functional performance. The course provided an interactive learning atmosphere utilizing didactic lecture, but predominantly focusing on lab demonstration and active participation. Corrective strategies that emphasize exercise progressions and regressions to create a tailored approach to fit each patient’s needs. Participants with either limited or advanced experience with movement patterns learned techniques that can be immediately applied to their clinical practice.
Who Attended? Physical Therapists, Physical Therapists Assistants, Athletic Trainers, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
About the Instructor
Jennifer Camhi PT, DPT, OCS, ATC
Jennifer received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2005 from A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona. She joined Athletes’ Performance (now rebranded as Exos) in January of 2006. In 2008 she became the Head of Physical Therapy Education, and Manager of Physical Therapy at their flagship location in Phoenix. Jennifer is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, a Functional Movement Screen Certified Specialist, and is certified in Dry Needling for both Pain and Sports Trauma. While at Athletes’ Performance, she had the opportunity to work with top professional and elite-level athletes evaluating dysfunctional movement patterns and focusing on corrective exercises for return to sport activity. Jennifer has lectured in a variety of settings and at national conferences on the topics of functional movement, rehabilitation and return to sports specific activity, both nationally and internationally. Originally from Newport Beach, California, Jennifer completed her undergraduate studies at Oregon State University with a BS in Exercise Science and Athletic Training. She still maintains her athletic training certification in addition to her other credentials.