Tumwater – Frustrating Neck Injuries
August 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm$149
Orthopedic Assessment & Treatment – 7 CE Hours
Neck pain and injuries are often misunderstood. A searing pain in the shoulder blade, a burning sensation down the arm, and a numbing, crawling sensation in the hand can all be the result of injuries to various structures in the cervical region.
Cervical injuries are second in prevalence only to those in the lumbar region. In fact, it is rare to find anyone who has not suffered from neck pain at some point in their life. Severe neck injuries can make life miserable for months or years. They may result from a fall, a head-on collision in an athletic event, working at the computer for many hours, or a car accident — particularly one involving whiplash.
In this course, you will learn over 2 dozen orthopedic assessment tests to pinpoint challenging neck injuries. We will then address the injuries through several different treatment modalities including friction therapy, myofascial therapy, muscle energy techniques, and Active Isolated Stretching for the
neck. You will also learn how to physically locate and palpate each muscle, tendon, and ligament targeted with these treatment techniques.
Dr. Benjamin is co-author of The Ethics of Touch, author of Listen to Your Pain, and Founder of the Muscular Therapy Institute. He maintains a private practice, consults on ethics cases as an expert witness, and leads seminars on ethics, communication, and injury assessment and treatment.