Gastrointestinal disorders are a primary non-musculoskeletal reason why people have pain, systemic inflammation, and difficulty performing their desired activities. This class will examine how proper motion of the musculoskeletal system integrates with the gastrointestinal viscera and how disorders of either can be problematic. We will focus on the upper GI system and how disorders with digestion can affect these systems. Thorough evaluation and treatment of relevant musculoskeletal structures, gastrointestinal viscera, and the lymphatic and autonomic nervous systems will be demonstrated and practiced.
Learning Objectives (upon completion)
- The student will understand the anatomy of the digestive portion of the gastrointestinal system.
- The student will understand the physiology of the digestive portion of the gastrointestinal system.
- The student will understand how to evaluate the digestive portion of the gastrointestinal system for the presence of somatic dysfunctions.
- The student will understand how to treat somatic dysfunctions in the digestive portion of the gastrointestinal system.
Duration: Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 8am-5pm; Sunday, December 5, 2021 from 8am-4pm
Location: Kennedy Krieger Institute, Greenspring Campus
3825 Greenspring Ave
Bowles Board Room (4th Floor of Kennedy Krieger High School)
Baltimore, MD 21211
Price: $575 / person (price increases to $600 on November 27, 2021)
Number of Attendees: 12-20
Instructors: Robert Cohen, M.A., P.T. and Jon Laking, M.A., P.T.
Contact: Robert Cohen, M.A., P.T. at 410-321-9292 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Target Audience: Healthcare providers – M.D., D.O., P.T., A.T.C., M.T., R.N., O.T., and other licensed or certified Healthcare Providers.
Continuing Education Credits: NCBTMB Approved Provider #1418. This course has been approved by NCBTMB and the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1.5 CEUs (15 credit hours).